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Bernstein: Has Fury had enough time to prepare for Wilder?

Al Bernstein wonders if Tyson Fury’s two tune-up bouts were enough to get him ready for Deontay Wilder.

In this interview caught by Fight Hype, fight commentator Al Bernstein talks about Tyson Fury’s latest win and offers a few thoughts about his upcoming fight against Deontay Wilder.

“[Fury’s performance] was a workmanlike effort. You know, he wasn’t in against outrageously great competition but I think the way he fought probably was beneficial to him — he got rounds in — and he looked like his skillset was up, at least from the last fight.

“I think the issue will be for Fury, are these two fights enough for him to get back to the level where he was at? Because he’s gonna need to be at that level to beat Wilder...that’s the $64,000 question.

“This is like, to me, a perfect storm of business and sport coming together. Maybe good for business but is it good for sport because they were able to make this fight by doing an end-run around Eddie Hearn and [Anthony] Joshua for Wilder negotiations. So they got this fight not but did he have enough time to prepare? I mean the burden of proof will be on [Fury] in this fight.”

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