By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Deontay Wilder’s camp expect the Bronze Bomber to ‘surprise’ the world and knock out Tyson Fury in their trilogy bout.
Fury, who was all set to face Anthony Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight championship this autumn, was ordered by an arbitration judge to fight Wilder in a second rematch after stripping him of his WBC title last February.
The two heavyweight rivals are now set to lock horns for a third time at Las Vegas’ new Allegiant Stadium on July 24, putting any potential Battle of Britain between Fury and AJ on the back-burner.
Unbeaten boxing star Fury stopped Wilder in brutal fashion in the seventh round the last time they fought, but the American’s manager Shelly Finkel has backed him to defy the odds and exact revenge in their third fight.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Finkel said: ‘He (Wilder) is definitely capable. No excuses, he wasn’t the Deontay we know in that second fight and we’ll be looking to surprise the world.
‘We’re not really that surprised if it happens, but everyone else will and I honestly believe Deontay is going to stop him this time.
Fury had been scheduled to fight Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14 for all the heavyweight belts, but Wilder is now aiming to hijack those plans and put himself in a position to challenge unified champion AJ by inflicting the first defeat of the Gypsy King’s professional career.