Former undisputed cruiserweight and heavyweight champion of the world – Evander Holyfield, gave his thoughts on the upcoming showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
The pair will meet for a second time this Saturday night in Las Vegas following a dramatic and controversial draw in their first clash.
It is by far one of the biggest events of the year in the fight industry and “The Real Deal” knows a thing or two about fighting on the biggest stage for the biggest price – the world heavyweight championship.
Asked for his prediction for the fight, Holyfield told Fight Hub TV:
‘You would say a 50/50 fight because of course Deontay he’s the one who, at any given time, can throw that right hand and he can knock you out.
‘But Tyson Fury, that’s a clever fighter. He’s a good fighter, he’s got long arms and stuff like that. He’s got an awkward style that can make adjustments.
‘Now it’s which guy is going to fight his fight like this. I think at any given time, Deontay can get you out with one shot.
‘Now Tyson Fury, it’s going to take him a lot of shots to get you out. He ain’t gonna get you out with one! It’s gonna take a lot of shots to get you out. So I think it’s going to be a little bit more difficult for him.’
Asked to name his winner, he added:
‘Well, the guy that fights his fight. Everybody can come up with excuses, excuses fight everybody. But the man who doesn’t make excuses usually always wins.’
Both Wilder and Fury had two fights after their initial meeting in December 2018, as they won all 2 of their matches.