Top Rank’s CEO Bob Arum has compared upcoming Tyson Fury’s opponent Deontay Wilder to a “loaded gun”.
The Briton will defend his title against Wilder in a trilogy fight on October 9th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
When they met back in February 2020, Fury dropped Wilder twice and stopped him in the seventh round to capture the WBC world title.
“Fury is the better fighter, he proved that in the first fight which was called a draw. He certainly proved it in the second fight. However, if you’re in with someone like Wilder? You’re in with someone who has a loaded gun. If he fires that gun and connects, watch out,” Arum told Sky Sports.
“I don’t think there is any heavyweight in boxing who has the one-punch firepower that Wilder has. But who is the better fighter? Clearly Tyson. Who is more skillful? Clearly Tyson. Who has the harder punch? Clearly Wilder. If he connects, it is lights out. That makes it interesting.”