Roach: If Fury Can Outbox Klitschko - He Can Outbox Wilder!

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach, who is working with Tyson Fury, believes his boxer is fully capable of beat WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Roach will be in Fury corner's on Saturday night, when Fury challenges Wilder at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Fury had traveled over to the United States to train in Big Bear, California - and then moved to Roach's Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.


Fury is a tremendous underdog in the contest, but Roach views the contest in a different light.

"In my view Tyson should be the favourite. If he can out-box Klitschko he can out-box Wilder, who is not as good as Wladimir," Roach told Daily Mail.

"Wilder has a heavy right hand but Tyson has the vision to see the blows coming and the brains to slip away if sees Deontay cocking his fist to throw his biggest punch. He is very athletic and mobile for someone so big. Tyson's legs have not suffered from taking off so much weight. He has sparred 12 rounds comfortably several times."

Roach has technically been retained at the cut man, while Ben Davison is the head trainer in Fury's corner. The veteran coach will not be speaking to Fury in the ring, but he will be talking strategy with Davison during rounds.

"Tyson is an absolute gentleman and he has behaved like a gentleman every day," says Roach. "The first thing he asked was what I would charge for him to use the gym. I told him that I don't charge world champions. It's been really nice to have him here. A pleasure.

"Out of the blue, Tyson asked me if I would work with the team on this fight. I said I'd love to but I didn't want him to have too many coaches. So he asked if I could do cuts. I said yes but we had two doctors who are better than me, who know the materials better. But officially I'm the cuts man. He and Ben have worked on their plan but if there's something I have to offer I mention it.

"Ben will be the one in the ring between rounds in the Staples Center. There should only be one voice. No confusion. But if I see something during the fight I will talk to Ben from outside the ropes and it will be his decision whether to pass on the information."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Laligalaliga on 11-28-2018

[QUOTE=JWHardin;19301433]Ortiz turned pro late, and so far has had only one shot at the title, and almost had it. By technically skilled I mean several things. Footwork, how he cuts off the ring, using a well timed variety of punches…

Comment by koolkc107 on 11-27-2018

An absurd comparison by Roach and I am half-surprised he said this- half because what else would he do but be supportive of the guy paying him yet also half because he should know better. Wlad and Deontay are completely…

Comment by pillowfists98 on 11-27-2018

Wow incredible logic Freddie... You've really convinced me.

Comment by JWHardin on 11-27-2018

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19300749]What makes Ortiz most technically skilled boxer in the division? What do you classify as been technically skilled? And what does he do that others don't that gave him such rating? Lastly, with all these so called technically skilled, why…

Comment by Oshio on 11-27-2018

Let's give Fury the credit he deserves. He defeated Klitschko when no one gave him the chance to and could put up another surprise fight night. The only bad news is that this fight is coming too early for him…

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