JOE CALZAGHE: Tyson Fury is not going for the knockout … I like that he beats Deontay Wilder on points
JOE CALZAGHE: Tyson Fury is not going for the knockout and has to box smartly and have Deontay Wilder pay for every mistake he makes … the Bronze Bomber is dangerous, but I feel like the Gypsy King on points … and the winner has to fight AJ then!
- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are fighting for the second time in Las Vegas on Saturday
- The pair cannot be separated by the bookmakers in a seductive contest
- Fury says he will go for the KO, but he would be foolish to stand and act
- The Gypsy King must be aggressive and have Wilder pay for any errors
- I choose Fury to win on points and unify the division against Anthony Joshua
This is one of those fights where you can win 11½ rounds and the other man lands one shot. That is what really makes it exciting.
Tyson Fury is technically much better, but Deontay Wilder will always be dangerous.
Tyson is such a big guy, but he has fast hands, so he is hard to box – see how he looked Wladimir Klitschko on average.
The heavyweight clash between Saturday between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is beautifully finished
Fury is technically much better, but Wilder has the most dangerous right hand ever seen
Can Wilder become a good boxer at night? No. But he started slowly last time and let Tyson dictate, so I think he probably wants to start faster and be more aggressive. But you can only box how someone makes you box. It is up to Fury to let Wilder make a mistake, because he can sometimes be very amateurish.
I think Tyson should fight like he did in the first fight because he won for me. He is talking about going for the knockout, but it will surprise me if he fights like that. There is a gap in boxing skills, but the strength, 100 percent, lies with Wilder.
When I fought Jeff Lacy, another big punching American, I was the boxer, but I was aggressive. He was the kind of opponent you have to stand on, use your boxing skills, be smart to turn your foot but give him respect for you. I think it should be the same with Fury: it’s about controlling the ring, not running and letting the man lead. When Lacy missed, I capitalized. If Wilder makes mistakes, Fury must hit him hard, let him respect his power and respect his strokes.
When I thought about the dangerous Jeff Lacy, I was aggressive and made him pay for his mistakes
Fury must do the same and let Wilder respect his power when he attacks the champion
If he plays smart for 12 rounds, I want Fury to win on points. Does he have to get off the floor again? Possible! I am sure he will try not to be cleaned with that right hand. Easier said than done, I know!
With Anthony Joshua we have three hunters and we don’t know which one is the best. It is so important for boxing that they unite this belt: there can only be one.
They are all great fighters and they are all capable of beating each other. Regardless of the money and everything else, they have to fight each other, entertain the fans and see who is the best.
Next: Anthony Joshua
I think Fury will win on points and he must look to unify the division against Anthony Joshua