By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Former two-division world champion Badou Jack believes that Tyson Fury could get taken out by a single shot by Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight targeted for July 24th.
Fury could have avoided fighting Wilder by giving him a step aside to carry on with his scheduled August 14th fight against Anthony Joshua.
It would have been an easy thing for Fury to give Wilder $20 million or perhaps $25 million to make him go away so that he could save the fight with AJ. Fury obviously believes it’ll be an easy thing for him to duplicate what he did to Wilder last year, but he could be making a mistake.
Although Jack gives WBC heavyweight champion Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) the edge in the fight based on what happened in his last fight with Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs) in 2020, he’s not ruling out him getting taken out by a single punch from the power-punching Wilder.
The way that Wilder put Fury to sleep with one of his average right-hand shots shows that he can’t handle his power. If Wilder could knock Fury out cold with one of his right hands thrown with only moderate power, what will he do if he connects with full strength? It could not be nice for Fury.
“Wilder has got the equalizer. If he gets you with one punch, it’s over,” Badou said about what could happen if the 6’7″ Deontay lands one of his scorching right power shots to Fury’s big lantern jaw.
“But with the last fight, I can’t see Wilder winning, but anything is possible, especially in the heavyweight division,” Jack said.