Evander Holyfield tips winner of Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury bout

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

Former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield thinks Deontay Wilder 42-0-1 (41) will have the edge of Tyson Fury 29-0-1 (20) due to his knockout power when the pair meet in their highly anticipated rematch this Saturday night.

WBC heavyweight champion Wilder will make the 11th defence of his green belt against Fury at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada following their contentious draw in Los Angeles in December 2018.

“You would say a 50-50 fight because of course Deontay he’s the one who, at any given time, can throw that right hand and he can knock you out,” Holyfield said to Fight Hub TV.

See Also

“But Tyson Fury, that’s a clever fighter. He’s a good fighter, he’s got longer arms and stuff like that. He’s got an awkward style that can make adjustments.

“Now it’s which guy is going to fight his fight like this. I think at any given time, Deontay can get you out with one shot.

“Now Tyson Fury, it’s going to take him a lot of shots to get you out. He ain’t gonna get you out with one! It’s gonna take a lot of shots to get you out. So I think it’s going to be a little bit more difficult for him.”

When pressed to nominate the winner of the fight, Holyfield said: “Well the guy that fights his fight. Everybody can come up with excuses, excuses fight everybody. But the man who don’t make excuses usually always wins.”

Wilder has claimed to be the biggest puncher in boxing history. Holyfield doesn’t disagree.

“Well, yeah he is. But they ain’t never had a tall guy like him hit guys,” he said.

“When you talk about devastating punching, that’s no doubt. Mike Tyson was a good puncher but at any given time he’ll [Wilder] get you out of there. And you have to give him credit for who he is.

“But you can’t go and say he’s the strongest one because he ain’t fought nobody his height. Then again, Tyson Fury is his height. But there’s no big guys that can throw it like him.

“The one-two, you better believe he knows he does that real well and he’s going to hit you with that one-two you’re probably going to be out of there if he gets that.”

Read more articles about: , ,



Dereck Chisora warns Oleksandr Usyk: "I'm stronger, crazier and I…

Dereck Chisora warns Oleksandr Usyk:

Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) has issued a warning to Oleksandr Usyk 17-0 (13) ahead of their clash on October 31, saying "I'm stronger, crazier and I want it more". The 36-year-old veteran heavyweight is planning to end the unbeaten run of the former …

Manny Pacquiao short-priced favourite to defeat Conor McGregor in boxing…

Manny Pacquiao short-priced favourite to defeat Conor McGregor in boxing bout

Manny Pacquiao has been installed as a short-priced favourite to defeat former UFC star Conor McGregor in their mooted boxing bout. BetOnline is offering odds of -1200 (1/12) on Pacquiao, while McGregor backers can get +700 (7/1). WBA welterwei…

Anthony Joshua set to spar Joe Joyce to prepare for…

Anthony Joshua set to spar Joe Joyce to prepare for Kubrat Pulev fight

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21) has drafted in Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce 11-0 (10) as a sparring partner to help him prepare for his upcoming title defence against Kubrat ‘The Cobra’ Pulev 28-1 (14) at the O2 Arena in London on Dec…

Lee Selby slated to face George Kambosos on Dereck Chisora…

Lee Selby slated to face George Kambosos on Dereck Chisora vs Oleksandr Usyk card on Oct 31

Former IBF featherweight champion ‘Lightning’ Lee Selby 28-2 (9) will meet George ‘Ferocious’ Kambosos 18-0 (10) in a lightweight world title eliminator on the undercard of the heavyweight clash between Dereck Chisora 32-9 (23) and Oleksandr Usyk 17-…

Is this the end of the line for Julio Cesar…

Is this the end of the line for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr?

There had never been any denying of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s star appeal, as he has had a way of grabbing headlines over the years. But when it comes to his abilities as a fighter, Chavez has never been able to emerge from the shadow of his legend…

Danny Roman ready for world title shot after exciting win…

Danny Roman ready for world title shot after exciting win over Juan Carlos Payano

Former unified super bantamweight champion Danny ‘The Baby-Faced Assassin’ Roman 28-3-1 (9) bounced back with a 12-round unanimous decision win over former world champion Juan Carlos Payano 21-4 (9) at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticu…


Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24