Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Wilder: Quick Turnaround For Fury Will Only Make Me Better

LAS VEGAS – Deontay Wilder won’t have much time to rest if his rematch with Tyson Fury isn’t pushed back from its tentative date of February 22. (photo by Ryan Hafey)

That date hasn’t been announced, but Wilder and Fury have publicly stated that they’re supposed to fight again that night. That would afford Wilder only 13 weeks between his seventh-round knockout of Luis Ortiz in their rematch and his second showdown with Fury.

Compared to what Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs) has become accustomed to doing, that’s a short amount of time following a long training camp and his second fight with Ortiz. Six months passed between Wilder’s first-round knockout of mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale (20-2, 18 KOs) on May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and his stoppage of Ortiz (31-2, 26 KOs, 2 NC) on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena.

deontay-wilder-hafey (2)_2

England’s Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs), who suffered a significant cut over his right eye in his last bout, will be afforded five months between the time he defeated Swedish southpaw Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs, 1 NC) by unanimous decision in their 12-rounder September 14 at T-Mobile Arena and the Wilder rematch. Wilder still is willing to fight Fury on February 22.

“Come February, I hope they’re ready, because I’m ready,” Wilder said during the post-fight press conference Saturday night. “You know, I’m in great shape. This is gonna be a quick turnaround for me. I haven’t done this since the beginning of my career. And this is only gonna make me better. You know, fighting the type of opposition that I’m fighting, doing it often and getting ready to go back in there in February again. So, I wish those guys good luck. I hope Ben took a lot of notes, because I’m ready.”

Wilder jokingly referred to Ben Davison, Fury’s trainer. Davison watched Wilder from a ringside seat as he erased a sizeable deficit on the scorecards to knock out the technically sound, strong Ortiz with one punch.

“Ortiz is a fantastic fighter, but he’s not Tyson Fury,” Davison told a group of reporters after Wilder’s win. “What stands out to me is this – what happened after Tyson got knocked down in the ninth? I’ll tell you. He got up and dominated the rest of the round. … But then he dominated 10 and 11. Going into the 12th, got knocked down in the 12th. What happened again, when he got back up? Dominated the rest of the round again. What that says to me there, is it was concentration for Tyson.”

Wilder’s concentration enabled him to unload his punishing right hand at the perfect moment Saturday night. Overall, however, Davison noticed a cautious champion who was concerned about a bigger rematch with Fury hanging in the balance.

“It looked like somebody who had the pressure of a big fight around the corner,” Davison said. “He didn’t wanna take any risks. He done what he’s supposed to do. He took his time, didn’t take any risks. He knew that Ortiz might be slowing down.”

Ultimately, Wilder impressed Davison.

“He didn’t do it in the most prettiest way,” Davison said. “But he done exactly what I thought he would do, just not in as stylish of a way. … With the tactics that Ortiz employed, I just feel that it was a matter of time before he [ran] into one.”

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by texasboi15 on 12-07-2019

[QUOTE=Curtis2;20215987]You couldn't sell ice water in H*ll, Joshua's jaw made out of the same pastry dough as Amir Khan's jaw![/QUOTE] [B][SIZE="3"]Alrighty then where were we..? Oh yeah..the biggest fight in boxing Like I said Wilder vs Joshua :lol1::lol1: [/SIZE][/B]

Comment by D4thincarnation on 11-27-2019

[QUOTE=T.M.T;20216175]There's a reason why Fury keeps ducking🥊[/QUOTE] Nope this fight got signed straight away. Fury also picked Wilder first time around.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 11-27-2019

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;20216333]It's not a quick turnaround at all, Wilder can start camp first week of January and get 8 weeks in, this is standard more fighters should stay this active. It's nothing like Kovalev who went life and death in his…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 11-27-2019

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;20216126]Kovalev cried about the quick turnaround (AFTER he lost to Canelo of course, not before.) Yet here is Wilder saying he has no issue with it. And Andy Ruiz wasn't bothered by a quick turnaround when he flattened Joshua. It's…

Comment by robbyheartbaby on 11-27-2019

It's not a quick turnaround at all, Wilder can start camp first week of January and get 8 weeks in, this is standard more fighters should stay this active. It's nothing like Kovalev who went life and death in his…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (19)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
De La Hoya: Charlo's Handlers Turned Down 'Very Lucrative Offer' For Canelo Fight Briedis, Dorticos - Face To Face at Latvia Presser Mattice-Gonzalez Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, February 14 Perrella: Come February 15 I'm Coming To Dominate, Hashtag AdiosRamos Rosario's Promoter: Rosario-Jermell Charlo Is A 50-50 Fight De La Hoya: Mayweather-McGregor Rematch Would Be Same Story Otto Wallin Gives Wilder-Fury Prediction, Talks Career, Options Barthelemy-Puello 3/28 in Las Vegas For Interim-WBA Title on Showtime Euro News: Matteo Signani, James Kraft, Abass Barou, More Parker's Coach Does Not Expect Oleksandr Usyk Clash To Happen Claressa Shields: I'd School Braekhus, She Will Lose To Taylor! Wilfredo Mendez vs. Pedro Villegas Title Clash Set For February 8 Danny Garcia Vows To Bring A-Game, Make No Mistakes With Redkach Canelo Could Headline Overseas Event in 2020, Says De La Hoya De La Hoya: Shields vs. Jimenez Would Be an Incredible Fight Klitschko's Trainer: Wilder Did Not Get Knocked Out, He Did Get Dropped De La Hoya: Saunders Is Not The Frontrunner For Canelo Fight Maureen Shea Stops Martina Horgasz in Six in Hallandale, Florida Oubaali-Donaire Purse Bid Hearing Postponed, WBC Grants One-Week Extension Anthony Joshua Eager To Face Usyk, Says Fury is a 'Bit of a Waffler' Jake Paul: This is Not a One-Off, I Want To Keep Fighting Rau'shee Warren, Caleb Truax Return on Plant-Feigenbutz Card De La Hoya: I Think 168 Would Be A Nice Move For Canelo Joshua-Pulev: IBF Grants Extension As They Continue To Negotiate Deal News: Cletus Seldin, Raynel Mederos, Trinidad Vargas, More Dorticos Confident That He Will Put Briedis To Sleep Ramirez-Alvarez, Salamov-Vlasov Title Eliminators Ordered By WBO James Tennyson Inks Promotional Pact With Eddie Hearn Lubin's Coach: We Beat The Man Who KO'd Rosario, We Want Him Next! Wilder: Since Fury's In WWE, I'm Gonna Make Sure He Go Right Out The Ring Rosario, Promoter Want Julian Williams Rematch In New York Ryan Garcia Not Pressured To Outperform Davis, Farmer Versus Fonseca Ingle: Next Two Years Are Going To Be Good For Liam Williams Paul McCullagh Brings Dave Coldwell on Board For Pro Run De La Hoya Wants Ryan Garcia in World Title Fight By Year's End Joshua Aims To Jump Ahead of Fury Trilogy To Face Wilder in 2020 Fulton Out To Steal Danny Garcia's Saturday Night Show in Brooklyn Ryan Garcia Names Linares, Campbell, Davis For 2020 Four-Fight Wish List Manager: Salamov, Vlasov Both Want WBO Light Heavyweight Title Fight Ryan Garcia: I Get Paid Good Money To Post Every Day
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement