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Warren: I think Fury will stand his ground against Wilder

Frank Warren thinks fans have it wrong if they expect Tyson Fury to run circles around Deontay Wilder.

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder Press Conference Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

As the hype train rolls on for a December 1st heavyweight clash between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, promoter Frank Warren says he doesn’t expect Fury to get on his bicycle in the fight as most expect. In fact Warren says he expects Fury to stand and trade with Wilder, which probably goes against conventional wisdom.

“I think styles make fights. Everybody is saying that Tyson is going to be running and Deontay is going to be coming after him. I don’t think that’s going to happen; I think on the night, you’re going to see Tyson stand his ground. You’re going to see some serious fireworks take place.”

Considering the style match-up, we could indeed see some serious action if Fury does decide to mix it up with Wilder for much of the fight. Of course that would go against what Fury is best known for, but we have recently seen Canelo Alvarez stand his ground and walk Gennady Golovkin down for much of their last fight when that was expected to be a tactical folly.

So in the end one can never truly know what a fight might do on the night. Heck, maybe even Fury doesn’t know exactly what he’ll do until the first bell rings, or until he gets the first taste of his opponent’s power. But Fury has been promising action in the pre-fight build up. Do you think he’ll actually deliver?

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