HomeLifestyleTyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder LIVE REACTION: Wilder trainer still with him, Ruiz eyes Fury or Bronze Bomber – The Sun
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder LIVE REACTION: Wilder trainer still with him, Ruiz eyes Fury or Bronze Bomber – The Sun
TYSON FURY is once AGAIN a heavyweight world champion after becoming the first man to STOP Deontay Wilder last weekend.
Fury bullied and dominated the Bronze Bomber, knocking him down in the third AND fifth rounds in Las Vegas before Wilder's trainer finally threw in the towel.
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Follow ALL of the latest reaction and updates from Vegas below…
GARCIA WANTS SUPER FIGHT WITH PACQUIAO
Mickey Garcia has called for a super fight with the legendary Manny Pacquiao OR a rematch with the man who handed him his first ever professional defeat, Errol Spence Jr.
Garcia defeated Jessie Vargas last night in Texas.
Speaking afterwards, Garcia expressed his desire to stay at 147lbs and welcomed a fight with either Pacquiao or Spence Jr.
Garcia said: “I'm ready to get back in with the best.
“I would love to get a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao, or a rematch with Errol Spence.
“I think it would be a tremendous fight.”
MORNING BOXING FANS
Promoter Eddie Hearn yesterday confirmed that Anthony Joshua will fight the winner of Fury – Wilder III after his mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev.
AJ will take on the Bulgarian on June 20 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, but has his eyes firmly set on a blockbuster unification bout.
And unsurprisingly, Hearn believes that his man Joshua has what it takes to beat Tyson Fury.
He told FightHype.com: “I just think Joshua has the fundamentals to beat him. Joshua is very fast, very strong, and he can fight on the inside, he can fight on the back foot, and he can fight on the front foot.
“What Tyson is very good at is finding out a way to box to beat them.
“What he did against Deontay Wilder, when I first heard, I thought was madness was to push him back and be aggressive, understanding that Wilder has got no footwork, he’s got no defence and he’s not that strong.”
Meanwhile, Andy Ruiz Jr, conquered by Joshua back in December, has thrown his name into the ring to be Fury's next opponent.
Speaking to PBC on Fox, the Mexican-American said: “I think Tyson Fury did an awesome job. He did everything that he had and his ability, his long reach and all that and he’s the man right now.
“I had flashbacks to my fight [with Joshua] on June 1. It was kind of similar, it was in the same round as well so it was pretty crazy but good for Tyson Fury.
“I think Tyson Fury did what he had to do, he stuck to the game-plan. I’m pretty sure he could do it again and I could do it too so, if they pick me, I’m here and I’m ready.”
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Here's another look at that infamous ring-walk outfit.
TONY BELLEW is backing Anthony Joshua to defeat Tyson Fury in an all-British heavyweight championship clash.
He told Soccer AM: “It’s an amazing match up. I still believe styles make fights.
“I just think AJ’s style will be all wrong for Fury.
“I believe that because Wilder has the bigger punch than AJ, but Wilder is not technically good enough to put Fury in a position to nail him and that’s why he couldn’t land on the night.
“Joshua is technically good enough, you’re talking about an Olympic gold medallist, a guy who is technically and fundamentally good.
“He does have speed, he’s a brilliant athlete, he functions the right way.
“I just feel that he would get to Fury. Don’t get me wrong, it would have to be within six rounds because anyone who goes past six rounds with someone like Fury, you’ve lost.
“The guy’s such an immense boxer, he can adapt in fights, he’s versatile and he’s just an amazing fighter.
“It’s a fight we all want to see and we have to see because if boxing’s going to remain one of the premier sports in the world, we need to see the best face the best.”
DEONTAY WILDER has revealed Mark Breland – the trainer he's said to have sacked – is still with him despite reports claiming he'd been fired for throwing in the towel against Tyson Fury.
The Bronze Bomber, 34, criticised Breland for handing the British star the fight, despite being absolutely dominated in Los Angeles.
Wilder also claimed he heavy costume he wore for the ring walk for his defeat.
The American is said to have fired Breland, but Wilder has now said he's still part of his team as he prepares for the final fight of the Fury trilogy.
Wilder revealed: “I'm a warrior. I feel the same way I felt on fight night. If I go out, I want to go out on my shield.
“I understand that my corner has my best interest at heart. Mark Breland is still a part of team Wilder.
“Our team looks forward to preparing for the rematch.”