Deontay Wilder is ‘the most dangerous fighter on this planet’, according to Tyson Fury.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is set to defend his WBC and Ring heavyweight titles against Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
Wilder, 35, is determined to regain the title he lost in February of last year, when British boxer Fury, 33, stopped him on his feet in the seventh round of their rematch.
But despite handing Wilder the first loss of his professional career, Fury was full of respect for his fallen opponent in a recent interview with Dev Sahni of Queensbury Promotions.
‘Deontay Wilder is a good fighter, you know, he’s one of the best of our era’
“Deontay Wilder is a good fighter, you know, he’s one of the best of our era,” Fury told The Lowdown.
“So many fights, so many wins, so many great nights of entertainment.
“Just because he loses to me doesn’t define him as a fighter, I’ve tried to say that before on another interview, losing fights doesn’t define us as fighters.
“It’s what we do from there, how we come back and how we get over and how we move on in life.
“And then you’ve got some fighters who are undefeated didn’t fight anybody and that’s not as good, they don’t get remembered as much.”
‘Deontay Wilder is the most dangerous fighter on this planet’
Fury also went on to describe the Alabama knockout artist as ‘the most dangerous fighter on this planet’, but insisted he will hand the American the second loss of his career.
The 33-year-old has previously spent time training in America with well-respected trainer SugarHill Steward, while he has also been working out at his home gym in Morecambe after the birth of his new-born child.
“Wilder will lose again, I’ve already foreseen it, I’ve already foresaid it,” he added.
“There’s no way that Wilder can beat me. It’s not a thing. He couldn’t beat me after all the years out of the ring and all the weight loss and everything.
“And when I had a proper training camp for the second one he got obliterated and the third time I’m expecting more of the same to be fair.
“But that doesn’t mean to say he can’t beat everybody else in the division with one hand tied behind his back, because I do believe he’s the most dangerous even including myself, he’s more dangerous than I’ll ever know how to be.
“Deontay Wilder is the most dangerous fighter on this planet, all weights, doesn’t matter, Wilder’s the danger man of them all.”