Deontay Wilder warns Tyson Fury his rope-a-dope-style will not work in their Las Vegas showdown

TYSON FURY has been warned his rope-a-dope defensive style will not work against Deontay Wilder.

The WBC heavyweight champion has clocked up 39 knockouts from his 40 professional victories so far and has remained unbeaten.

Tyson Fury used the ropes to good effect in his last fight
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Wilder says if Fury is to try and use the rope-a-dope style he is known for against him he will come unstuck as Wilder says he is well prepared for that style of fighting.

The American giant was ringside for the Gypsy King’s most recent win against Francesco Pianeta and he witnessed first-hand the unorthodox skills the 30-year-old possesses.

Wilder told Sirius XM Boxing: “He was doing a little rope-a-dope and stuff.

“I hope you know he’s not going to be doing that.  No, don’t do that with me because I’m such a smart fighter.

Deontay Wilder has warned the former champion his tricks won’t wash
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“If he had me on the ropes like that, I know how to get out of that as I do it for like two hours a day and we’re there to do that because they know it is boxing.

“We also know in boxing all it takes is one mistake and your goal is over.

“I’m just not the one that you want to waste your energy or time trying to get me in the ring and stuff like that when you know you got a big body. How can I miss the body?

“When he’s moving his body like that and we know we don’t like to get in the body even though you all know he’s very fragile there.

“But this is going to be a good fight.

Wilder then turned his attention to promoter Eddie Hearn who recently stated that he does not believe the fight between Wilder and Fury will take place.

Wilder explained how no one in the UK likes the promoter.

He said: “Everyone is woke, you should see the people over there, they understand, they know what’s going on, they telling us, no one likes Eddie over there.”

 

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