Boxing news: Deontay Wilder insists Tyson Fury has already missed his chance


The WBC champion faces Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 1.

But they could have fought three years ago when Fury stormed the ring after Wilder defended his belt against Artur Szpilka in New York.

Fury was then the WBA and WBO heavyweight champion but ended up relinquishing his belts after a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko fell through as he turned to drugs amid mental health problems.

Wilder, 33, has since made four defences of his title and believes the Brit will face a different animal next month.


“There are a lot of things that guys overlook when they look at me and that is why they get knocked out”


Deontay Wilder

The American said: “Compare myself to three years ago? When you say going from good to great.

“There are so many things I can do in the ring that I don’t get credit for.

“I don’t know whether to take it as a compliment or whether it is not exposing the truth about me.

“There are a lot of things that guys overlook when they look at me and that is why they get knocked out.”


Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury


Deontay Wilder claims Tyson Fury has already blown his best chance (Pic: GETTY)

Tyson Fury


Tyson Fury fights Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on December 1 (Pic: GETTY)

Wilder trained in front of the American media in LA last night as he continues to prepare for the much-anticipated clash.

The pair have continued to trade barbs since their press tour which saw them come close to blows in front of the cameras.

Fury used mind games to unsettle Klitschko before they fought in November 2015 as he dressed as batman at a press conference before causing rows over gloves and the ring canvas during the week of the fight.

But Wilder insists the former champion won’t be able to make him lose his cool ahead of their multi-million pound clash.

Deontay Wilder


Deontay Wilder has made four defences of his title and believes (Pic: GETTY)

Tyson Fury


Tyson Fury relinquished his belts after a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko fell through (Pic: GETTY)

The unbeaten American added: “It won’t happen. I know what he is trying to do. He doesn’t understand what kind of special person he is getting in the ring with.

“I’m a leader of men, I’m a symbol of love.

“Although what I do is the total opposite, I’m a fighter and knock people out but I’m all about love.”

*Kell Brook will face little-known Australian Michael Zerafa at Sheffield Arena on December 8.


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