DEONTAY WILDER’s team are confident he’ll rip the WBC heavyweight title from the clutches of a ‘vulnerable’ Tyson Fury later this year.
The Bronze Bomber will bid to reclaim the belt he lost to Fury last February in an October trilogy fight in Las Vegas.
Ahead of his third clash with The Gypsy King, Wilder, 35, has enlisted the help of old foe Malik Scott – who reckons the Brit has several holes in his game.
He told Sky Sports: “They both have the power to hurt each other.
“The difference is that Deontay has the power to knock you out.
“Fury is undefeated but is vulnerable. That won’t make sense to most humans.
“He is an unbeaten fighter but is very beatable. He gives you an opportunity to hit him.
“It is our job to take advantage of those opportunities. I believe Deontay will, and I believe he will knock Fury out in the trilogy.”
Scott’s confidence is shared by Wilder’s co-manager Shelly Finkel.
Finkel said: “I definitely believe that Deontay is going to win his title back by knocking out Tyson Fury.”
Wilder and Fury were due to renew their rivalry a week tomorrow in Sin City before the Wythenshawe warrior contracted Covid-19.
Fury said of the delay: “I wanted nothing more than to smash the Big Dosser on July 24, but I guess the beating will have to wait.
“Make no mistake, I will be back and better than ever. We will fight October 9, and I will knock him spark out.”
Fury, 32, had previously vowed to run through Wilder like an ’18-wheeler’.
Last month, he said: “I gave my game plan away the first time because he wasn’t good enough to do anything about it.
“And I’ll do the same thing this time because he’s not good enough to do anything about it.
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“Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony. He’s got one-punch power, we all know that – great.
“But what I’m going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I’m going to run him over as if I’m an 18-wheeler and he’s a human being.
“I guarantee he does not go past where he did before [the seventh round].”