JOHNNY NELSON: If Tyson Fury is still at the end of the fight, he REPORTED Deontay Wilder
- Johnny Nelson takes Sportsmail through the factors that will form Fury v Wilder
- Fury’s trainer Javan “SugarHill” Steward will be a boost to replace Ben Davison
- He will stimulate Wilder with show boating and hope that the champion will wave wildly
- Wilder hits the hardest in history, but I don’t think he has more in his repertoire
- Wilder is always in shape, but Fury will be much more fit this time
Tyson Fury is ready for a second attempt to get the WBC world title from Deontay Wilder, with two of the greatest boxing characters facing each other on Saturday.
The rematch of the exciting draw of December 2018 in Los Angeles will again be a tough fight, with many experts seeing the fight as too close to predict.
Former cruiser-weight world champion Johnny Nelson takes Sportsmail by the factors that will form the monumental fight and reveals his final prediction …
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are facing each other on Saturday in a huge battle contest
Former world champion Johnny Nelson takes Sportsmail through the crucial factors of the fight
Tyson Fury got a draw last time with Ben Davison as his trainer and had bad luck not to win.
I don’t beat Ben, but Fury’s new husband Javan “SugarHill” Steward has more experience. When you fight hard and start doubting yourself, a good corner man makes the difference; a man who can change you tactically and make you believe that you can win 1000 percent.
The extra wisdom of SugarHill Steward makes Fury stronger. Like Brendan Ingle with Naseem Hamed or Sir Alex Ferguson with David Beckham, he has the knowledge to deliver the right words at the right time.
Deontay Wilder has tried to play mind games about the bad cut that Fury suffered in his last fight, but that must remain intact after his operation.
Tyson Fury has replaced Ben Davison with SugarHill Steward as his trainer for this rematch
The extra wisdom of SugarHill makes Fury stronger, a good corner man can make the difference
Deontay Wilder will change his game plan. He left it too late last time and will increase the pace earlier.
He will not respect Fury if he is confronted with a cunning opponent, a man who often plays the fool to catch the wise, as he did with Wladimir Klitschko. Anger that says he goes for a round two KO is pure kidology.
He wants Wilder to be careful, to be careful that he will give a big early blow. If Wilder withdraws, waiting for that blow, then Fury can dictate the fight. Ego plays a role for Wilder.
Fury will challenge him with show boating to cause a reaction and hope he waves wildly.
Wilder will change his game plan from the last fight, but ego will play a role for the American
Wilder is the most devastating puncher in heavyweight history, but I don’t think he has much more in his repertoire than a big punch.
He has improved as a boxer, but he lost to Luis Ortiz and took a big gamble in finding that late KO shot. He is unorthodox with the angles and that unpredictability makes him so dangerous.
Fury is eager to learn in the art of boxing, he can change style, has better movement and a great hand speed. It is the puncher versus the boxer.
Fury has experienced the historic power of Wilder, but Fury’s boxing technique brings the game to the required level
Wilder is always in shape and has the heart of a lion, but Fury came in the first fight on the back of losing the 11th, still went the distance and came back from a late knockdown. He used his feet well and worked hard to turn Wilder.
This time he will fight more. He doesn’t want to lose weight too much because he can use it to lean on Wilder.
This week Fury’s uncle told me how good he is on the inside – roughing up his opponent, doing the dirty things – and if he can finish Wilder, that will help him mess up his timing.
It will be a more fight-fit Fury stepping in the ring to face Wilder, who is always in shape
If Fury is still at the end of the fight, he is the winner on points. But he is hit by Wilder and the level of that contact will determine how the fight goes.