Many pundits are predicting it is the ‘Bronze Bomber’ who will record a stoppage over the lineal heavyweight champion, but not Allen
Tyson Fury will knock Deontay Wilder out inside SIX rounds when they finally meet in their highly-anticipated WBC heavyweight title fight.
That’s according to Dave Allen, who has sparred with the Gypsy King on several previous occasions and is convinced Fury possesses enough power to shock the world.
Going into the fight as the underdog, many experts and pundits believe Fury’s only chance of prising the WBC title from the heavy-hitting Wilder in LA on 1 December is via a points decision.
The American has knocked out every man he has ever shared a ring with and proved he can also take punishment during his title defence against Luis Ortiz last year.
However, in an Instagram Q&A session on Tuesday night, the ‘White Rhino’ gave his backing to Fury to win by ‘KO inside 6.’
Much has been made of Fury’s power (or apparent lack of) during his prestigious career.
The lineal heavyweight champion of the world has a record of 27 wins from 27 fights, with 19 coming by way of knockout.
However, when potential opponent Tony Bellew was talking up a fight between the pair, he told talkSPORT Fury would have not enough firepower to stop him.
He told talkSPORT after Fury’s comeback fight against Sefer Seferi: “I just don’t believe he could beat me.
“The only thing he has over me is size and reach, and I can combat those things. I’m quicker than him, I hit harder than him, I’ve got faster feet than him.
“Let’s not forget, for a heavyweight, Tyson Fury is very fast. He’s got good feet for a heavyweight. But I’m not a heavyweight, I’ m a cruiserweight. I’m much faster, I pose a lot more of a threat.
“I hit much harder than Steve Cunningham and he put a prime and in shape Tyson Fury flat on his back.”
Wilder vs Fury details
- Date: December 1, 2018
- Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, US
- Title on the line: WBC Heavyweight title
- Wilder’s pre-fight record: 40-0 (39 KO)
- Fury’s pre-fight record: 27-0 (19 KO)
But having shared a ring with the 6″9 star, as well as Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, Allen has always maintained it is Fury who is the heaviest puncher he has ever faced.
Allen said: “I’m at British title level but Fury can beat me with one arm tied behind his back. He’s that good.
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“I’ve said for years that Fury is the heaviest puncher I’ve ever been in the ring with. When he sits down on his punches, I’ve never been hit so hard.
“To be honest, I think he simply enjoys inflicting pain and annoying people with his talent. He could sit down on his punches and knock people out but he enjoys boxing and annoying people.”