Tyson Fury is expected to pick up where he left off and suffer another humiliating defeat to Deontay Wilder – even though the American is completely naked in the ring.
Wilder was stopped in the seventh round when his trainer Mark Breland threw in the towel – a kind gesture that got him the sack – when they last met 20 months earlier.
The bronze bomber not only lost his WBC world heavyweight title, but also his unbeaten record and his credibility.
His ridiculous excuse was that his crushing loss was because he exhausted himself under the 40lb weight of his bizarre Star Wars ring-walk costume, which falls into the ‘Dog at my homework’ category.
The simple truth is that Fury exposed Wilder for what he was – an unskilled, crude banger who was an easy target to hit.
Tyson was on fire and still furious at being robbed when their first clash 14 months ago was deemed a highly questionable draw.
In the end, after two disappointing postponements, they come face to face with what could become a thrilling and titular trilogy at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
If it’s as good as the two most famous heavyweight trilogy between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier and Evander Holyfield vs Riddick Bowe, fans who paid £24.95 to watch it on TV in the early hours of Sunday won’t be able to claim that He did. t get value for money.
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If the Gypsy King can demolish Wilder as vigorously as before, it could end Deontay’s career.
But the idea hanging in the air is that perhaps under new trainer Malik Scott, Wilder — his one-time running teammate — has managed to iron out many of his boxing flaws to seek sweet revenge.
Remarkably, between them Fury and Anthony Joshua dominated the heavyweight division for six years.
It was until Joshua’s blatant failure against Oleksandr Usyak, when he bid adieu to the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, that forever marred the £200m fight with Fury at Wembley.
Joshua seems to have completely lost his fighting spirit and, like my local petrol pumps, his tactical ideas were running empty.
And the way Joshua was laughing, joking and scoffing with his fans made me think he was more suited to star in the London Palladium than at Madison Square Garden.
Fury has a little fun building up his feuds but gets completely serious when it comes to working hours.
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He knows a single slip in any complacency or concentration and his crown can be packed in Wilder’s luggage on his way to Alabama.
Deonte still holds dynamite in his right fist.
Scott proudly said: “Deonte’s defense is impeccable right now. But the one thing you can never change is his God-given power.”
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