In the latest episode of William Hill’s The Final Round, Gareth A. Davies and David Alorka looked ahead to the highly anticipated Fury v Wilder III – a bout that Davies stated is ‘bigger than it ever was before’.
It comes off the back of a tense pre-bout press conference as the rivalry between the two continues to heat up.
Previewing the clash, Davies evaluated Deontay Wilder’s vow of silence and Tyson Fury’s reaction to the upcoming bout.
“Deontay Wilder took a vow of silence, other than saying ‘there will be bloodshed’,” he said. “Redemption, says the Bronze Bomber. Tyson Fury did all the talking.
“This vow of silence from Deontay Wilder, they had a six-minute face-off – a staredown for two rounds, literally, in a boxing ring. It was very odd but Deontay Wilder is keeping all his energy, all his venom, for Tyson Fury in the actual event.
“People think that he didn’t have the confidence to really get at Tyson Fury in this and Fury says, ‘when I fight him again he will revert to type’ and ‘once I hit him he will just be looking for the big right hand and the left hook’.”
Alorka concurred that Wilder is ‘looking very lean and trim’, as Fury took aim at his opponent in the press conference.
“All this boxing nonsense that Deontay Wilder has improved Malik Scott, it will not be different in the third fight. It’s a bigger fight than it ever was before,” Davies continued.
However, the two boxers skirted around the topic of the highly anticipated heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua after an American legal ruling in favour of Wilder cast doubt on the ‘fight of the century’.
Davies added: “Neither of them wanted to talk about the Anthony Joshua situation, but this is a big, big heavyweight showdown in Las Vegas, as you say, on Saturday 24 July.
“I feel there’ll be no difference this time around, although the caveat is that this guy Deontay Wilder is always dangerous with his power.”