Deontay Wilder, who holds the WBC heavyweight title, slammed last weekend's fight between Wladimir Klitschko and new world champion Tyson Fury, and told Boxing Junkie that Fury has a lot of weaknesses he can exploit if and when they do meet in what could be a huge fight for a new generation of heavyweight boxing.
Wilder (35-0, 34 KO) is the division's premier power puncher, and doesn't see much in Fury (25-0, 18 KO) that threatens him, criticizing his technique and his power:
"He don't have any power. He switches back and forth (in his stance) and he doesn't do it well. ... He doesn't have good footwork, his jab is slow, it comes from the hip. The last tall guy I fought that threw the jab from the hip, he ended up on my knockout reel, and it was a devastating knockout, and that was Kelvin Price."
Fury is certainly a better fighter than Kelvin Price, and Wilder without question knows that, but the trash talk is already on for what could be a major marquee bout in 2016, if all the pieces come together. Wilder is set for a January 16 return on Showtime, while Fury owes Klitschko (64-4, 53 KO) a rematch in the spring.
If Fury-Wilder does come into play next year, the American says he's willing to go over to the United Kingdom for the fight if it makes sense. Wilder fought there once in 2013, knocking out the timid Audley Harrison in 70 seconds.