Deontay Wilder’s trainer and manager Jay Deas has made his prediction for the forthcoming Tyson Fury v Dereck Chisora rematch and hopes to match his fighter with the winner at some point in the near future.
Deas, who has guided Wilder to 30 straight wins inside four rounds since turning pro, watched on intently alongside the ‘Bronze Bomber’ as Fury and Chisora headlined their recent Copper Box event against US foes Joey Abell and Kevin Johnson – giving his valued opinion to WBN.
“I ordered the fight on American pay-per-view and had Deontay over to watch it,” Deas told World Boxing News.
“I liked both match-ups and despite what Fury said afterwards, Joey Abell is not an easy opponent when you’ve been off a while. He’s tall, strong, left handed and a big puncher.
“Fury came in heavy after his lay-off, but he handled Abell well. I’m not sure why he felt the need to hit him with the low blow, but otherwise put his punches together well. The first knockdown was beautifully textbook and you can see that Peter Fury is doing a good job with Tyson.
“When Tyson is in shape he will be a handful for any heavyweight in the world, but like Deontay, too much time off is not a good thing for Tyson and he needs to be busy. Fury performs at a higher level when he is active, which is true of most heavyweights as Deontay is the same way, which is why we stay as busy as possible.
“As for Chisora,” Deas continued. “Being in shape has made a huge difference to him and an in-shape Chisora is a marketable fight with Fury. Chisora knows what he has to do to win and finds ways to get the job done.
“Kevin Johnson kept complaining about being hit in the back of the head, but at the end of the day it’s a fight, so if you don’t like it, do it back to him. Kevin has all the skill in the world, but didn’t let his hands go and Chisora dictated the fight.”
Fury and Chisora’s victories have now set-up a mouth-watering return on the back of an entertaining first meeting in 2011, with the pair in considerably better positions on the world stage than before.
“The funny thing is for the first fight with Fury it was all about Chisora’s rising weight. For the rematch everyone will wonder at what weight Fury will enter the ring!
“Fury v Chisora 2 is an interesting fight. There is no doubt Fury will see a different Derek in the ring and the fight will be closer this time around.
“Chisora’s trainer Don Charles will have his fighter ready because he knows there are only so many opportunities like this in a career, so he will get Chisora in the best shape in training camp.
“However, I’ll still go with Fury to win by close decision and we will certainly be watching with interest. All the guys in the gym will be at my house to view, including Deontay, so at least that is one pay-per-view buy in the bank!”
Wilder, 28, is currently in the final preparations for his bout with Malik Scott in Puerto Rico on March 15 as the formidable American closes in on a possible WBC title shot.
A chance at the winner of the upcoming vacant title match-up between Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola is in the offing for the eventual victor on the Danny Garcia v Mauricio Herrera undercard, but Deas already has a plan in mind for both Fury and Chisora in the fallout.
“As for Deontay, right now we are only focused on Malik Scott but of course we’d love to make a fight with the winner of Fury or Chisora,” said Deas. “
“We agreed to fight Chisora in England, but couldn’t travel due to a legal matter for Deontay. He has since been cleared and I love the fact that Chisora is on a roll, so it makes it a bigger fight.
“Wilder-Fury is already a huge fight and will be a massive attraction. We could make it an America vs England show.
“Wilder could fight Fury or Chisora (whoever wins their fight), plus an undercard featuring David Price vs Bryant Jennings and Audley Harrison vs Seth Mitchell would be an exciting card.
“Harrison vs Mitchell, now that is a fight you would have to see as someone certainly gets redemption,” he added.
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