Tommy Fury: Deontay Wilder only given a chance due to Tyson’s lay-off

RINGSIDE 28/11/2018

New professional Tommy Fury is utterly convinced his brother Tyson will return from Los Angeles as the proud holder of the WBC world heavyweight title.

The undefeated lineal champion Tyson goes in against the 40-0 WBC ruler Deontay Wilder at the Staples Center on Saturday night in a bid to claim the one belt to have eluded him so far.

Following a lengthy hiatus from the sport after his de-throning of long-standing champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, the accepted wisdom is that this is a tall order for Tyson after just two relatively low key comeback fights.

The mission being undertaken by his senior sibling holds no fears for the 19-year-old, who firmly believes his brother holds all the aces going into the biggest fight of the year.

“If anyone is going to do it, it will be Tyson and he will do it,” insisted Tommy, who makes his professional debut at the Manchester Arena on December 22.

“There are no ifs, buts or maybes, he will do it because, like I have said many times before, the only reason this fight is competitive is because Tyson had two and a half years out of the ring and he abused his body.

“That is the only reason why this fight is even close. If he had come off the Klitschko win and fought, this would be a breeze and a 95-5 fight.

Tommy himself will be keeping the home fires burning on the night and not travelling to LA due to preparations for his own big night being underway, but he reckons Tyson could even run solo and still emerge victorious.

“I will be staying here to train because I’ve got to look to my own career at the minute, but he will do the job. He could go over by himself and do the job because he is that type of person.

“I will be cheering him on from back home.”

Watch Wilder-Fury live on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday night.

Tommy Fury will make his professional debut on the huge December 22nd Manchester Arena show headlined by IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington taking on former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton

Tickets are priced at £50 Upper Tier, £80 Tier, £100 Tier, £150 Tier, £200 Floor/Tier, £300 Floor, £400 Floor, £600 Inner Ring VIP Hospitality and are available.

Tickets available via Manchester Arena