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Frank Bruno thinks Tyson Fury will struggle with his weight loss vs Deontay Wilder

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Pretty much everyone is talking about Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury right now.

The two heavyweight superstars lock horns in Los Angeles tonight in what is the biggest fight the division has seen in 2018.

Wilder's WBC strap is on the line, with both men also risking their unbeaten professional records.

If Fury can pull of the win after his extraordinary body transformation in the last 12 months, it will be one of the sport's greatest ever stories.

The Gypsy King battled depression and alcoholism after his victory over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, but has defied the odds to make an astonishing return to the ring.

Even if he loses, Fury has earned the love and respect of every boxing fan.

The bookies have Wilder as the firm favourite due to Fury's lack of ring activity - and also his thunderous right-hand.

And British boxing legend Frank Bruno also has the fight in Wilder's favour, because he thinks Fury needs more time to adjust to his weight loss.

"This fight might be a little too early for Tyson Fury, but he can't turn back now," Bruno told the Mail, per Express.

Fury at the weigh-in

"He should have had a couple more fights and got used to the weight loss, but that's done and dusted now.

"When you touch gloves, go back to the corner and step out into the ring, the key factor is what tactics you're going to use.

"Deontay Wilder is going to look for that right hand but if Fury can bob and weave, jab, use his reflexes, tie him up, lean on him, make him tired, make him frustrated, he can do a number on him.

"But he has to be on red alert at all times. He can't really blink or get cocky.

Wilder at the weigh-in

"He has to be on point because if Wilder catches him he will come like a windmill and he won't let up.

"Wilder has a long reach, he believes in himself - and you can't buy being a champion from Tesco."

Do you think Fury will struggle with his new physique vs Wilder? Have your say in the comment box below.

Topics:
Wladimir Klitschko
Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury
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