Deontay Wilder's sparring partner predicts a 'show' against Tyson Fury


Deontay Wilder's sparring partner has predicted a 'show' against Tyson Fury and has said that the WBC champion is in frightening shape.

American heavyweight Wilder will meet British boxer Fury with the WBC world heavyweight championship on the line on December 1 in Los Angeles.

Fury remains the lineal heavyweight champion which may have proven a draw for Wilder to agree to a fight against a boxer who is still very much on a comeback trail.

The comeback so far has been relatively easy for Fury with a demolition of the out of depth Sefer Seferi and a more professional victory over Francesco Pianeta moving the 30-year-old in the right direction.

However, Wilder is the overwhelming favourite for this bout, having won 39 of his 40 fights via knockout. His terrifying record has been only reinforced by recent reports of injuries to three of his training team when taking to the pads.

In preparation for a bout with Fury, Wilder has called on the services of undefeated New Zealander Junior Fa. who had an impressive amateur career during which he beat the likes of Joseph Parker before moving into the professional ranks.

Fa has spoken of his time in the ring with Wilder and said, via The Mirror, "He is looking very sharp. That's the impressive thing with Wilder, apparently he's just always in shape and I saw that today.'

"He's very fit, he's looking very sharp, and he's very focused.'

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"His power is a real snap... I just had to make sure that I wasn't doing anything silly, keep my range right and make sure I time his shots perfectly so that I don’t have to feel how strong they are.'

"He is very, very alert. Eyes are focused all the time. He doesn't switch off.'

"He has a great style which compliments his reach and his height. He's slightly awkward at times as well.'

"He's looking really good and I feel like he's going to put on a show on December 1."

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