TYSON FURY will win his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder via ‘devastating’ knockout, former middleweight title challenger Gabe Rosado believes.
The WBC heavyweight champion will renew his rivalry with the American on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Fan favourite Fury ended Wilder’s reign as WBC king last February via seventh-round TKO, and resurgent super-middleweight Rosado expects The Gypsy King to get the job done even more emphatically third time around.
When asked for his prediction for the trilogy fight, Rosado told DAZN: “I like Wilder, but I think Fury got his number.
“You know, I think he’s in his head. You know, and I think it’d be another devastating knockout, man. You know, I think he could stop Wilder again.
“I think Wilder’s going into the fight with the wrong energy, I’m saying he was quiet at the press conference.
“I think he just needs to focus on if he really wants to get this win.
“Stop coming up with all these speculations. If you think this happened, and this happened, and this happened, and it’s like, you know, it’s kind of it’s kind of crazy”
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Fury, 32, is brimming with confidence ahead of his third meeting with The Bronze Bomber, who he’s vowed to run through like an ’18-wheeler’.
The Wythenshawe warrior 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.
“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].
“Because before, I only had five or six weeks practicing what I’m going to do to him.
“This time, I’ve had 18 months of practicing what I’m going to do to him.
“So I anticipate it’s going to be like an 18-wheeler running over somebody, and that’s what you’re gonna see.
“I’m building my weight up, trying to get up to 300lbs for this fight. Because I’m looking for a big knockout straight away.”
Wilder, 35, is hellbent on avenging his first professional loss, saying: “I am going to do more than punish him.
“I am going to do the most brutal thing you can come up with in your mind.
“I hate him now, I think nothing of him, there is bad blood and it will always be there.
“Hate is a motivation to destroy, that’s what the devil does every day.
“I have never felt this way about any opponent before.
“Dominic Breazeale was the last one I disliked most.”