Just two weeks after AJ’s loss to Oleksandr Usyk, we are treated to another huge heavyweight title fight in Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III.
A trilogy fight that promises to bring to an end a heated rivalry, nearly two years after the first bout.
We sent BetVictor Brand Ambassador Harry Redknapp to meet Boxing legend Johnny Nelson. They discussed the varying aspects at work when the Bronze Bomber meets the Gypsy King in another blockbuster contest.
Specialist v All-rounder
There is a common thought in the boxing world that unless Deontay Wilder knocks Tyson Fury out, he will not win the fight.
Back in December 2019 when they first met few expected Fury to win as he had only had two warm up fights after almost three years out of the ring.
The difference in the two fighters styles was on display in the second bout as few would have predicted that the Gypsy King would go toe-to-toe with the big hitting Bronze Bomber after the events of the first fight.
Only time will tell if Wilder’s specialisation in raw power will triumph over Fury’s unorthodox all round style.
Comeback v Reigning Champ
The nature of Fury’s win last time out has lead many to believe that we will only see a repeat.
It was a style people were not expecting but showed the difference between the two fighters and their fighting styles. Now they enter this fight on opposite sides of the comeback v reigning champ dilemma.
The fight also has huge ramifications for the next steps for both fighters. Whilst a win for either propels them upward in the division, more so Fury as he looks at a potential unification fight which we thought we would be treated to in 2021.
Wilder’s standing in the division would take another huge hit, as he has been labelled as a one-dimensional boxer who relies solely on raw knockout power.
For Fury, another win would help solidify him as the best heavyweight boxer in the world. The defending champion is yet to taste defeat as a professional and looked set or a historic showdown with Anthony Joshua this year before a arbitration ruling stated he had to complete the trilogy against Wilder.
So who has more on the line when they meet?
Preparation v Instinct
As they now head into this fight on the opposing side to last time, much has been said of how they have prepared for this fight.
The exchange of words between these two has also been one of the most eye-catching for a long time. It all stems from the prior fights too.
Having tasted his first defeat last time out, Wilder has been quick to express a plethora of reasons for the loss.
We’ve heard that it was due to the weight of his walk-on outfit, he’s accused Fury of glove tampering as well as criticised and then fired his assistant trainer who threw in the towel.
This training camp Wilder has been keen to show just how much prep work has gone in to this fight, with the videos posted on his social media have shown the gruelling regime he is following.
However Fury has seemingly been relaxed throughout and relies on his natural talents. However, having been preparing for a unification bout with AJ which didn’t materialise he should be ready.
By the time they step into the ring the gap since the second fight will hit one year, seven months and 18 days.