British legend Frank Bruno backs Tyson Fury to 'do some damage' to Deontay Wilder in trilogy due to FOUR STONE advantage
FRANK BRUNO has backed a bulky Tyson Fury to 'do some damage' to Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight.
Bruno weighed a massive 17st 6lb during his heroic reign as WBC heavyweight champion.
But Fury in his rematch against Wilder in February 2020 scaled as heavy as 19st 5lb before winning in seven rounds.
American Wilder is a small heavyweight even for Bruno's era, and could give away as much as FOUR STONE to Fury in their trilogy bout on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
And despite having some of the heaviest hands ever, with a 93 per cent knockout ratio, Bruno warned it is only a matter of time before history repeats itself in Sin City.
He said: "He's dangerous for the first four to six rounds but then after I think Tyson will weigh him down and do some damage to him.
"He's 15 stone Wilder, borderline 16 stone, don't forget Tyson Fury is coming in 19 stone.
"That's four stone over his opponent, and some people moan over one pound on the scale, if you're a welterweight or middleweight.
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"If your opponent's not exactly 11st 6, then you'd have to go and use the sauna. Fury has got that advantage.
"When he leans on him and jabs him down, that's when Wilder will know what Tyson Fury's all about."
Fury, 33, drew to Wilder, 35, in 2018 after twice being floored despite dominating the rest of the action.
But in their rematch two years later, he went on the offensive, scoring two knockdowns of his own before the towel was rightfully thrown in.
Fury spoke to Bruno about his two prior fights with Wilder at the launch of Wow Hydrate's new store in Oxford Street.
He said: "My first fight I was boxing with slick moves, dancing around and all that.
"In round 12 I realised what I had to do in the second fight to beat him.
He's dangerous for the first four to six rounds but then after I think Tyson will weigh him down and do some damage to him.
"I phoned up Sugarhill Steward and said look I wanna have aggressive style training and I said I want a knock out in this fight.
"I don’t want to box. I want to go knock him out. And he laughed and he said well so do I. I want to knock him out too.
"And I think me and him were the only two people who really believed I was going to knock Wilder out. He is as crazy as me. I’m crazy.
"But he is as crazy as me, every bit as crazy. And we worked on it and we just went straight back to basics. Worked on simple boxing one, two.
"I went in camp with a clear mind, I left everything in England. And I went over there. I had my full team out in Vegas for the full duration.
"And it was a great camp. I was injury-free. Which is the most important thing."
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