Ricky Hatton warns Tyson Fury that Deontay Wilder has been throwing ‘murderous punches’ in training and says the Gpysy King should not to underestimate the Bronze Bomber ahead of their trilogy fight
- Ricky Hatton has warned Tyson Fury not to underestimate Deontay Wilder
- The Gypsy King will face the Bronze Bomber for a third time on July 24
- Fury beat the American with a seventh-round stoppage in February 2020
- But Hatton says Wilder has been throwing ‘murderous punches’ in training
Ricky Hatton says Tyson Fury must be careful not to underestimate Deontay Wilder and his ‘murderous punches’ ahead of their trilogy fight next month.
The Bronze Bomber drew with Fury in November 2019 before suffering his first career defeat in their rematch in February 2020, losing via a seventh-round stoppage.
Wilder will now face Fury for a third time on July 24 and has been working with new trainer Malik Scott. Hatton believes the American will provide a tougher this time around and insisted the Gypsy King cannot afford to take his eye off the ball.
Ricky Hatton says Tyson Fury must be careful not to underestimate Deontay Wilder
Hatton says he has seen clips of the Bronze Bomber throwing ‘murderous punches’ in training
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‘Could Tyson Fury be underestimating Deontay Wilder? Possibly,’ Hatton wrote in his column for the Metro.
‘That’s the first question everyone is going to ask of him, if there is going to be any complacency. Especially given how easily he won the second fight.
‘But Tyson will know he will need to be even more switched on for this one. I know Wilder will be embarrassed deep down over how the last fight ended so he is going to come up more determined.
The Gypsy King beat the American in February 2020 but will face him again on July 24
Wilder has been working with new traininer Malik Scott ahead of the trilogy fight next month
‘Tyson has got to be as determined as him no matter what happened last time.
‘And let’s have it right; Deontay Wilder is a murderous puncher. I’ve seen clips of him working with Malik Scott.’
Fury had been due to face Anthony Joshua in an undisputed all-British heavyweight title clash in Saudi Arabai on August 14.
But a court ruled that Wilder had a right to a third fight while Joshua has been told he must fight mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has confirmed there have been no talks on rescheduling the mega-bout and also insisted both British boxers should focus on their ‘dangerous’ opponents.
He told Sky Sports: ”Do you know what, I think right now, let’s just forget about that fight.
Fury had been due to face Anthony Joshua before a court ruled he had to fight Wilder
‘The only good thing to come out of this is that we have two good heavyweight fights. These aren’t marking time fights for Fury and AJ. These are two competitive, dangerous fights.
‘This summer, you’ve got Fury-Wilder and hopefully AJ-Usyk as well. Two good heavyweight fights.
‘Once those two nights are complete, let’s go back to where we kicked off before, because right now, there’s no conversations from the other side to us saying, “Let’s just get it in the diary for December or January.” I don’t really want to get into that conversation. I want AJ to focus on Oleksandr Usyk.’
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