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Freddie Roach: Fury will KO Wilder

Freddie Roach is confident his guy will win on Saturday.

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Superstar trainer Freddie Roach has been part of Tyson Fury’s training camp as Fury (27-0, 19 KO) prepares to face Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KO) in one of 2018’s biggest fights on Saturday night in Las Vegas, live on Showtime pay-per-view.

The trainer spoke with Fight Hub TV on Wednesday, and says that Fury is ready for the fight in every way.

“He’s mentally ready. I think you’ll see the best Tyson Fury ever. We had a great training camp, he’s really happy,” Roach said. “He’s smiling every day. I love when I have a fighter like that, because they’re in a good mood for a reason.”

Roach also predicts that Fury will knock Wilder out.

“The biggest thing is that we can’t go to the ropes,” the trainer said. “Then we might be a sitting target, because the ropes will slow his movement down. So we’re gonna move and use the middle of the ring, and I do believe that we’ll knock him out in the late rounds.”

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