Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC world heavyweight title against Tyson Fury on December 1, at the Staples Centre, in Los Angeles.
Fury will attempt to win the one belt he has never captured - the famous WBC title Wilder has held since January 2015 and defended on seven occasions.
In November 2015 Fury shocked the world when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany to claim the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles in what was a shock victory and the greatest performance of the Brit's career.
That night Fury showcased excellent footwork, timing on his jab and overall ability to bemuse such a dangerous puncher like Klitschko .
Many believe Fury will box to the same tactics when he and Wilder meet in December - and The Bronze Bomber admitted to reporters at an open-workout that seeking advice of Klitschko would be a good idea, but something he hadn’t yet thought of.
Wilder on asking Klitschko for advice about Fury
“I personally didn’t reach out to (Klitschko), I don’t even know if my team have either. But that’s a great idea to do,” Wilder said.
“I hadn’t even thought about (asking Klitschko for advice) we’ve just been going along with what we know and what we’ve been doing has been amazing.”
Although Wilder hasn’t yet consoled Klitschko about tactics to beat Fury - the undefeated American champion knows exactly what he would ask the former unified titleist, putting it down to three specific questions.
Wilder said: “We’ve had a lot of sparring partners come in these weeks of training and there’s been great looks, but (asking Klitschko for advice is) maybe something that we’ll probably reach out and do.
“Ask him how he was feeling, what he was thinking, what were the things that caused him not throw so many punches as we know he could do.
“Because I feel that if Klitschko had have thrown punches like we know he could do, it would have been a different result in the fight.”
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