DEONTAY WILDER’s chances of beating Tyson Fury have been written off by Eddie Hearn – who has been less than impressed by The Bronze Bomber’s recent training clips.
The former WBC champion, 35, is set to have a trilogy fight with the Gypsy King in October.
Wilder has brought in ole foe Malik Scott to help prepare him for his third clash with the Brit.
But Hearn insists the addition of Scott won’t solve the American’s problems, telling DAZN: “A guy doesn’t just grow ability overnight, that’s the difference.
“[He looks] exactly the same. You’ve seen clips on Instagram of him hitting pads with Malik Scott.
“The movement? Exactly the same. The footwork? Exactly the same. You’re not gonna teach him new tricks.
“Yes, he will always be dangerous, he will always have the ability to take any heavyweight out with one punch.
“Therefore, you cannot rule him out in this fight and I’m not saying he doesn’t have a chance. He’s exactly the same fighter.
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“He’s also, mentally, completely and utterly defeated.
“You only have to look at the, almost like the psychoanalysis of what’s unfolded in the last three or four months.
“His comments and everything. He’s not just gonna learn things with Malik Scott to beat Tyson Fury.”
Wilder and Fury were due to renew their rivalry in Las Vegas a week on Saturday before an outbreak of Covid in the latter’s camp.
But Hearn reckons the postponement of the fight wasn’t just Covid related.
He said told iFL TV: “Whether it’s covid-related, whether it’s they haven’t sold any tickets, whether it was worry that the pay-per-view was going to flop, whether it was Fury’s camp wasn’t going great, I have no idea.
“I’m sure someone has got Covid, and it’s not an unusual occurrence.
“I think when you look at the manifest and the seats available online, you look at how few tickets were sold for the event – it does start stinking a little bit.
“But I’m sure there’s some truth to it. October is a bit weird. It’s all a bit weird.
“The fight might be delayed because someone in the camp has got Covid.
“An hour later, Fury’s got covid, and then an hour later, it’s off. Top Rank said, ‘No, it’s not off at the moment – we’ll keep you updated.’
“Then a half an hour later, it’s off. Who knows?
“It’s very difficult, when he had the dealing which we had [with Fury’s camp] to believe anything.”