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Abel Sanchez: I Thought Fury Beat Wilder and Will Beat Him Again

By Ryan Burton

BIG BEAR, CALIF. - World class trainer Abel Sanchez is very impressed with lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

The former WBA/WBO/IBF/IBO kingpin used Sanchez's gym in Big Bear last year when he trained for his December showdown against Deontay Wilder.

Fury had a two and a half year layoff after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November, 2015.  The fighter known as the "Gypsy King" dealt with depression and drug and alcohol abuse which greatly contributed to his ring hiatus.

“I like Tyson Fury. I just think he is a good fresh breeze for our sport. He’s a talent. He’s the kind of guy who you went to school with a real smart guy who didn’t study for the test and he aced it every time and you studied and didn’t get a good grade,” Sanchez told BoxingScene.com when asked about Fury.

“He just seems like one of those guys who’s potential hasn’t really been tapped. If he stays focused - he’s seemed to have had some issues with his head psychologically - but if he stays focused I think he’s going to very difficult to beat. A 6’9” mobile man with some great hand speed and great ring IQ. He’s going to be difficult if he stays on his game.”

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The fight against Wilder ended in a controversial split draw.  Many observers felt that Fury, despite being knocked down twice, deserved to get the victory on the scorecards.

The two are scheduled to square off again in the first quarter of 2020 provided they prevail in their bouts that are being scheduled for this fall. If the fight happens as has been discussed, Sanchez believes that Fury would come out victorious.

“I thought he beat Wilder the first time. Wilder is a very good fighter too but I thought Tyson just did more. If it wasn’t for the two rounds he got knocked down I thought Tyson won most of the rounds. I think he does it again. I think he has more confidence now. He likes being in front of a camera. He likes the position he is in right now and it is going to be difficult to take it away from him. He is a smart man. He knows that he is going to have to work to stay there. It is going to be extremely to beat him because he loves this attention right now,” said Sanchez.

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by andocom on 07-22-2019

[QUOTE=Ake-Dawg;19923629]Question...based on how Fury has looked in previous fights before his layoff, and how he looked verses Schwartz, what do you think Fury will improve upon? How will those improvements aid his fight strategy against Wilder?[/QUOTE] A better question might…

Comment by Ake-Dawg on 07-22-2019

[QUOTE=andocom;19923042]So the guy with 42 pro fights who has been fighting continuously can get better, but the guy coming off 2 years out and losing 200lbs with barely a serious warm up fight can't get better? That makes absolutely zero…

Comment by andocom on 07-22-2019

[QUOTE=rckdees;19906917]fury can’t get much better but wilder can[/QUOTE] So the guy with 42 pro fights who has been fighting continuously can get better, but the guy coming off 2 years out and losing 200lbs with barely a serious warm up…

Comment by Ake-Dawg on 07-21-2019

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;19918895]Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff Any halfway knowledgeable fan of the sport saw Fury win. If you can't see all that 'draw' biz was planned for an even bigger cash-cow rematch, you don't even remotely understand the biz side of…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 07-21-2019

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff Any halfway knowledgeable fan of the sport saw Fury win. If you can't see all that 'draw' biz was planned for an even bigger cash-cow rematch, you don't even remotely understand the biz side of…

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