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Predictions for Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder cast by British boxers past and present

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As the countdown for Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury reaches its final week, both boxers will be putting their final preparations in place.

Both Wilder and Fury will be firmly believing that victory will be theirs, yet from an outside perspective, calling the winner is a lot harder to predict.

In one corner, Deontay Wilder, current WBC heavyweight champion and undefeated in 40 professional bouts. A man in the prime of his life and ready to take things to the next level.

In the other corner, Tyson Fury. A boxer that in his day could take on anybody and give them a run for their money, most notably in 2015 when he took on and beat Wladimir Klitschko in what was his most impressive performance to date. 

And BT Sport has asked current and former British boxers who they think will win on December 1, and here's how things panned out.

Lennox Lewis said: "Fury always shows up, I'm not going to shortchange him on this one so I believe he should be ready for this one, he'll be ready for Deontay."

David Haye: "Wilder has pretty much had a perfect three years whereas Tyson Fury hasn't. If I was a betting man I'd go for the consistency in Wilder."  

Carl Frampton: "I think Fury's movement will cause problems. Its hard to write him off, I hope he wins... I just fancy Wilder." 

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - Los Angeles Press Conference

Liam Smith: "If you asked me after Fury beat Klitschko I would have said Fury but I have to stick it with one of them and I'd say WIlder." 

Ricky Hatton: "Tyson has been hit and I think if this fella hits him with his right hand I think he will go down and won't get back up. If you asked me where the last pound was going I'd say absolutely Tyson Fury."

Martin Murray: "You know the way he moves, he's such a big guy, Wilder has never come across anything like that. So I'm going Fury points."

Rocky Fielding: "Fury knows what he's doing, he's a good fighter and he can make you fight the way he wants to."

Josh Warrington: "Wilder might just pip him, he's been more active over the years and a bit fresher."

Nathan Gorman: "Tyson is just a natural talent, and I do believe he will make Wilder miss and make him pay." 

Jamie Moore: "If I had to bet on it I would say Tyson Fury, but you can never write Wilder off because of his punching power." 

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - New York Press Conference

Tommy Fury (Tyson's younger brother): "Well I'm not going to sit here and say Wilder is going to KO him but Tyson has got the skill to outclass anyone on this planet." 

There we have it, the professionals clearly think Fury could be in for a big night on the first.

How do you think this fight will pan out? have your say in the comments below! 

Topics:
Heavyweight
WBC
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
Boxing

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