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Nov
2020

EXCLUSIVE: Deontay Wilder trainer won’t consider Tyson Fury trilogy – yet

Phil Jay 21/02/2020
Jay Deas Deontay Wilder

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Jay Deas, the man behind the most ferocious puncher of the last quarter-century in Deontay Wilder, won’t allow himself to even think about a trilogy with Tyson Fury.

With just hours to go until the pair trade blows in the biggest heavyweight fight for two decades, Deas is solely focused on the second meeting.

Wilder vs Fury II is expected to be epic. A continuation of the amazing twelfth round they shared in December 2018.

Upon the final outcome, it will be then only that Deas contemplates a potential third fight.

“The only fight that matters is Wilder vs Fury 2 because it pits the two best,” Deas exclusively told World Boxing News.

“It’s two undefeated heavyweights against each other, two guys who want to face the best competition.

“I know it will be exciting and unforgettable. I know Deontay will show the world once again why he is the best!”

Asked about the significance of another fight, Deas replied: “Many huge matchups have seen three fights, from Ali-Frazier to Holyfield-Bowe. We will see. Right now I’m only interested in this second Wilder-Fury fight.”

‘The Bronze Bomber’ is steadily gaining the adulation and love from the American crowd he’s been craving, following bruising win after bruising knockout win.

Unsure of his fighting style and caliber of opponents in the past, fans now know what to expect when they buy a ticket to a Deontay Wilder fight.


RECOGNITION

Deas is pleased the way Wilder is now received after years of hard work.

“The recognition is coming nicely and I’m glad to see it. The world knows which heavyweight is must-see tv and which one you can’t take your eyes off.

“They also know which one is fighting the best opposition around in the likes of Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury.

“It took a while, but now people know Deontay Wilder is the answer,” he concluded.

Whoever loses Saturday night’s massive event will have the option to invoke a clause in the contract. They have to take a 40% reduced purse but can call the shots, to begin with.

A deadline of 30 days has been set to trigger a third fight, with both men expected to want it to happen regardless of the result.

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Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. An Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay