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Tyson Fury wary of "hungry" Wilder ahead of trilogy fight


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Lineal world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury says he's anticipating a tough WBC title rematch against Deontay Wilder, who will be keen "to prove his worth".

Fury enjoyed a comfortable seventh round stoppage victory against his American opponent in Las Vegas in February but he's expecting a different contest when they meet again later this year.

"Heavyweight boxing takes one punch. Dismantle Deontay Wilder? It only takes one punch off Deontay Wilder," the former Irish amateur fighter told Sky Sports.

"Still a very dangerous opponent, still a very hungry man, who is coming in there to prove his worth, to prove he can come back and become a two-time heavyweight champion.

"More dangerous than the last fight, for sure. Do you know what? It's just a boxing match. It's a boxing match, I don't look at it like anything else. You win some, you lose some. You never can tell."

The trilogy fight could take place in the Middle East with venues in the UK and USA not available during the current pandemic and Fury is not concerned about where it takes place:

"I'm looking forward to the challenge, whenever that may be, I'll get over there, nice and early, eight to 10 weeks beforehand. Put in a good, gruelling training camp.

"Hopefully I'll be injury-free and we'll go out there and dance beneath the stars, in front of the world after the coronavirus.

"God willing everything goes to plan, and we both get out the ring safely, and go back to our families in one piece, and the show continues to the next one, whatever that may be.

"I'd love to get out there and do what I do best, boxing, but it's out of my hands. It's out of everybody's hands, apart from people who are running the world, and unfortunately, I'm not one of those, and I'm glad I'm not because that job is difficult. Much more difficult than taking punches in the face for money."


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