Deontay Wilder will knock ‘vulnerable’ Tyson Fury out ‘inside five rounds’, trainer claims

"I've never seen Tyson Fury fight and say: 'Wow he is unbeatable'. On his best day he looks good but still looks beatable…”

Deontay Wilder's head trainer Malik Scott has backed his fighter to "knock Tyson Fury out inside of five rounds" when they meet on October 9.

The long-awaited third fight between Wilder and Fury takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

The second rematch came about after an arbitration case ruled Fury had to defend his WBC belt against Wilder.

Fury had been in talks to fight Anthony Joshua, with the unification bout now on the backburner. AJ is instead going to fight Oleksandr Usyk at The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.

Both Wilder and Fury have been out of the ring since the latter won their second meeting via a seventh-round TKO in February last year.

In the aftermath, The Bronze Bomber parted ways with long-time trainer Mark Breland.

Wilder is now working with Scott. His current trainer was knocked out by the former world heavyweight champion when they faced off in March 2014.

Scott has been speaking to Sky Sports ahead of the trilogy fight. He believes that Fury is "beatable" and that Wilder's "mentality is very violent".

He said: "Fury fights with his hands down, at times with his chin up, at times he comes forwards, at times he is close with his hands down.

"He has been knocked down by guys who hit less hard than Deontay. He is very vulnerable.

"I've never seen Fury fight and say: 'Wow he is unbeatable'.

"On his best day he looks good but still looks beatable.

"This Deontay would knock out the old Deontay in two rounds. He is 10 times more focused, training 100 times harder.

"It is a violent camp. His mentality is very violent.

"This will be the best version of Deontay Wilder that you have ever seen.

"They underestimate his IQ. He is not some big, dumb guy who just throws a right hand.

"There is method to his madness.

"Deontay's IQ is very high. I watch him create, watch him put himself in position, set guys up into surgical traps.

"Deontay will knock Fury out inside of five rounds."

Can Wilder avenge his loss?

After 18 months of waiting, the build-up to this third fight has been strange all-round.

The talk coming out of Wilder's camp from Scott and the fighter himself has been promising. He does appear to be fully focused on regaining his world title in brutal fashion.

This long break could have done the American good and we may well see a completely different version of him compared to the last fight.

A new, improved Wilder is definitely needed. If he has not improved enough, Fury is capable of dominating his opponent like he did last year.

The Bronze Bomber has shown he can hurt Fury and any heavyweight out there. But Fury is too good a boxer for Wilder just to rely on one big shot to get the victory.

There are a lot of questions heading into this fight and they will all be answered on October 9…

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