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Fury's Cutman Believes Wilder Should Take a Long Rest Before Rematch

LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury's new cut man Jacob "Stitch" Duran wasn't the least bit surprised that his fighter was aggressive and did damage to Deontay Wilder Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Wilder hit the canvas twice before his corner waived off the fight in the 7th round.

In the lead up to the fight Fury said that he would be aggressive and bring the fight to Fury. He also boasted that he would win by knockout in the 2nd round.  While it didn't come that early, the power Fury was packing was evident early on.

"No I wasn't surprised. I was telling people I was only in camp the last two weeks but every time I saw him spar that is the exact plan that he used. SugarHill and Andy Lee did a tremendous job setting up the game plan and Tyson Fury did a tremendous job in keeping it. I was totally impressed," Duran explained after the fight.

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Fury also packed on extra weight for the fight which also paid dividends as he pushed Wilder around the ring. He also would put his weight on Wilder several times throughout the 7 rounds which seemed to zap his energy.

"It paid off big time. Look his body isn't going to get him a Mr. America or Mr. UK title or anything like that but that suits him.  Just like his relaxation that is him and you can't take anything away from him," Duran stated.

As for an immediate rematch, Duran believes that Fury should fight Joshua first because Wilder needs a long break away from the ring to recover from the punishment he took in the fight.

"I think Joshua at this point only because this type of damage that Wilder received he needs to take a long time off just to recoup. I don't know if he wants to do a rematch in say 6 months. I wouldn't recommend it," Duran told

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by champion4ever on 02-28-2020

[QUOTE=joe strong;20429890]I agree but $$$ talks & 40% of the 3rd fight is over 20 million. He isn’t getting that to step aside nor would he get that fighting someone else instead of the rematch. I don’t see how he…

Comment by Oshio on 02-28-2020

[QUOTE=Madison boxing;20429984]Who has he ever beat to elevate him above gatekeeper status?[/QUOTE] Lemme help his fans. He beat Ortiz, the bogey man

Comment by Madison boxing on 02-28-2020

[QUOTE=joe strong;20428676]When your only losses are to the best HW on the planet that doesn’t drop you to gatekeeper status...[/QUOTE] Who has he ever beat to elevate him above gatekeeper status?

Comment by joe strong on 02-28-2020

Going from Ortiz to Wilder in 3 months may have been too much too soon. I thought Fury was the best HW in the world before he even fought his first fight back after the layoff. He is going to…

Comment by joe strong on 02-28-2020

[QUOTE=champion4ever;20428700]That's very true. You are absolutely right. Even as a gatekeeper he still can make a comeback. I am not ready to write "The Bronze Bomber" off just yet. I still believe in him. However, I just don't believe that…

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