EXCLUSIVE: Finkel, Wilder make their predictions on Fury fight ending
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and co-manager Shelly Finkel predict a spectacular win over Tyson Fury.
After a heated press conference held in the BT studios, Team Wilder spoke to WBN about the upcoming fight of the year contender.
In an exclusive interview with World Boxing News, Shelly Finkel said: “I think my guy will win, I think he will win spectacularly.
“I think it will be him for a while trying to work out the style of Tyson.”
Claims of power were the major talk which erupted both sides in a play fight on the front stage.
Wilder with a 40-0 (39 KOs) record was enticed by Fury to show his power.
When asked about the evasive style of Fury, Finkel responded: “It’s also what Deontay does. He doesn’t look good sometimes the first couple of rounds but 39 of 40 of his opponents have succumbed.”
Starting his managing career in boxing in 1980, Finkel has helped create some memorable nights in the business.
When asked where does this fight rank amongst his many, he replied: “Very high. I don’t know if it’s the top, I mean I had Tyson, Lennox, Holyfield winning the title from Buster. I’ve had a lot of big fights but this is a big fight.”
Also speaking to WBN at the presser was the WBC heavyweight champion himself, who had a few words to share.
When asked about the claims that Fury is too evasive for him, Wilder said: “Not at all, it’s going to be a good fight, you gotta play it right.”
Quickly concluding as Wilder climbs into the back of his glamorous car, he predicted how the fight will go.
“I think mid to late rounds. I don’t think it’s going to be an early night. It’s going to be mid to late rounds and we’re going to see what happens.
“I’m going to knock him out for sure. You’re definitely going to hear about a knockout. That’s what I do and that’s what is going to happen, for sure,” he added.
Chandler Waller is a staff writer for World Boxing News. Follow Chandler on Twitter @ChandlerWaller