“He’s going to get smoked” – Paul Malignaggi predicts Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury trilogy


Boxing community have already begun giving their prediction for the upcoming trilogy fight, Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury

Hardly three weeks ago, an arbitrator ruled that Fury must face Wilder in a trilogy fight before September 2021.

The announcement came right at the time when Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury was made official. An irate Joshua was helpless, even as Fury wasn’t that disgruntled since he would at least get to settle the rivalry against the ‘Bronze Bomber’.

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WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder looks on as he waits for the start of his title fight against Luis Ortiz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

The pair are set to fight on the 24th of July at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

A lot of predictions have been coming in for the fight, and more recently, former boxer Paul Malignaggi gave his thoughts on the fight. He felt that it would be the same result as ‘Wilder vs Fury 2’ once again, where Fury absolutely dilapidated Wilder.

Malignaggi told the Schmo:

“I think Wilder is going to be absolutely eviscerated in the fight. I think he’s going to get smoked to where he is absolutely never gonna be the same again…Because he took a bad beating the second time around. The second time around he took a bad beating that usually would change a lot of guys in general.”

Fury and Wilder fought for the first time in December 2018. The match ended in a split decision draw. The second fight in February 2020 saw Fury demolish Wilder in 7 rounds to win the WBC heavyweight title, and also inflict Wilder’s first ever loss in his professional boxing career.

Paul Malignaggi explains why Deontay Wilder would struggle against Tyson Fury

Only a few are fancying Wilder to win this fight. Malignaggi told the Schmo that Wilder is very poor when it comes to fighting while going backwards. He also claimed that Fury is someone who would back others up, and bully them.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder was one of the biggest boxing events of 2019
Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in their second meeting (Getty)

“Wilder doesn’t know how to fight going backwards. You’re not going to figure out a way to fight going backwards. You’re not not going to mentally or psychologically change yourself, and physically change yourself, to that point where you gonna figure out a way to fight this guy going backwards. Fury will back you up. And once Fury backs you up, he’s going to bully you.”

A win here for Wilder might complicate things in the heavyweight division. It might lead to Fury asking for another rematch this time, since he would have almost got the measure of him at least twice over three attempts. A lot is at stake on the 24th of July!

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