Frank Bruno heavily backs Tyson Fury to do ‘some damage’ to Deontay Wilder in his trilogy fight.
During his heroic reign as the WBC Heavyweight Champion, Bruno weighed 17 at 6 pounds.
But in his rematch against Wilder in February 2020, Fury went as heavy as 19th 5lb before winning in round seven.
American Wilder is also a small heavyweight for Bruno’s era, and could give Fury as much as the Four Stones in his trilogy bout on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
And despite being some of the most heavy-handed of all time with a 93 percent knockout ratio, Bruno cautions that it is only a matter of time before history repeats itself at Sin City.
He added: “He’s dangerous for the first four to six rounds, but then I think Tyson will cut him short and do some damage to him.
“He’s a 15 Stone Wilder, Borderline 16 Stone, don’t forget Tyson Fury is coming in 19 Stone.
“That’s four stone on his opponent, and some people moan over a pound on the scale, if you’re a welterweight or middleweight.
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“If your opponent isn’t exactly 11th 6, you have to go and use the sauna. Fury has that advantage.
“Only when he leans on her and knocks her down, will Wilder know what Tyson Fury is.”
Fury, 33, turned to Wilder, 35, in 2018, after hitting the floor twice despite dominating the rest of the action.
But in their rematch two years later, he went on the offensive, scoring two knockdowns of his own before throwing the towel right in.
At the launch of Vau Hydrate’s new store in Oxford Street, Fury spoke to Bruno about his two prior feuds with Wilder.
He said: “My first fight I was boxing with clever moves, dancing around and all that.
“In Round 12 I realized what I had to do in the second fight to beat him.
He is dangerous for the first four to six rounds but then I think Tyson will cut him short and do some damage to him.
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“I called the Sugarhill steward and said look, I want to train in the offensive style and I said I want a knock out in this fight.
“I don’t want to box. I want to take him out. And he laughed and he said that’s fine so do me. I want to take him out too.”
“And I think me and he were the only two people who really believed I was going to take Wilder out. He’s just as crazy as me. I’m crazy.”
“But he’s just as crazy as me, crazy in every way. And we worked on it and we went straight back to basics. Simple boxing worked on one, two.
“I went to camp with a clear mind, I left everything in England. And I went there. My whole team was in Vegas for the entire duration.
“And it was a great camp. I was free from injury. Which is the most important thing.”