EXCLUSIVE: Deontay Wilder trainer Jay Deas on solving Tyson Fury – the Rubik’s Cube of boxing

📸: Amanda Westcott

Deontay Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas expects the best Tyson Fury to be in the ring on December 1 in Los Angeles.

Fury has lost a mass of weight to put himself back in contention for a world title and faces Wilder despite some calls he isn’t ready.

The 30 year-old is taking the United States plunge after UK rival Anthony Joshua turned down the opportunity and Deas has already seen improvements in Fury.

“I thought Fury looked real good against Francesco Pianeta,” Deas exclusively told World Boxing News.

“He got much-needed rounds and as they went by, he was getting sharper and sharper. I could see the layers of inactivity and negative living falling off him.

“Especially in rounds eight, nine and ten of the fight he looked very good.”

Asked about the fractions set out by bookmakers making Wilder the favorite, Deas replied: “I never look at or worry about odds or who is the favorite.

“At the end of the day, the oddsmakers aren’t in the gym. All I know is Wilder v Fury is a great fight and must-see TV!

“People can say what they want. Fury knows his mind and body better than anyone so if he says he ready, he’s ready.

“Keep in mind though he’s been inactive, Fury has fought twice since we last fought. We have to be ready for the best Tyson Fury.

“He’s proven that he rises with the level of opposition and the occasion. We are excited!

“Fury is very good, very deceptive. He’s a bit of a Rubik’s Cube to solve.  He can hypnotize fighters and Deontay looks forward to the challenge of beating him,” he added.

Wilder is 4/6 on with UK bookmakers, whilst Fury is 6/4 against.

Should Fury pull off what would be one of the greatest comeback’s of all time, a rematch is planned for the UK in 2019.

Wembley Stadium is already been earmarked, whilst a lot depends on the action in the first fight.


Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with DiBella Entertainment and TGB Promotions, go on sale now.

Tickets are priced starting at $75, plus applicable fees, and are available via AXS.com

Wilder v Fury is live on Showtime PPV and BT Sport Box Office in the UK.