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Watch Deontay Wilder show off explosive power and accuracy in training as he prepares for Tyson Fury trilogy fight

DEONTAY WILDER is still hard at work in the gym – despite the postponement of his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury.

The former WBC champion was due to renew his rivalry with Fury last month but saw their third encounter postponed when the Gypsy King tested positive for Covid.

Malik Scott shared footage of himself and Deontay Wilder training to his Instagram
Deontay Wilder slips a right cross and loads up on a body hook

The Bronze Bomber cracks the pad with a straight right

The third instalment of Fury vs Wilder is now set to take place on October 9, but the American has seemingly not taken any time off following the rescheduling of their July showdown.

Wilder’s coach Malik Scott recently shared a clip of them drilling combinations on the pads to his Instagram page.

The clip showed the Bronze Bomber landing thunderous shots, which he mixed in with some nice footwork.

Boxing fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “He looks good on the pads but let’s see how he deals with the pressure of someone walking towards him.

“Can he move his head and counter punch? Will he able to keep his balance and stay on his feet?

“Will his stamina be affected from moving around more?”

Another said: “He looks so uncomfortable this just doesn’t come natural to him sorry but learning how to box a bit isn’t going change nothing he’ll just go back to his wild swings, Tyson gonna beat his ass again.”

And another said: “Hopefully his power is still there and he does well.”

One remarked: “That’s right take your title back.”

Fan favourite Fury registered a stunning seventh-round stoppage of Wilder in their rematch last February, which saw him complete a fairytale return to the summit of the sport.

And the Brit’s cousin expects Andy Lee him to turn in an even better display in their third clash.

He told iFL TV: “I think he’ll do it earlier than he did the first time.

“But I still think it’ll be an extremely dangerous fight because Wilder will be fresh and highly motivated.

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“He’ll probably be motivated by having a new trainer, learning new things.

“He’ll probably be enthusiastic now, but I still don’t know how he’s [Wilder] going to recover mentally from that fight.

“It’s going to take a huge effort mentally to come back from that defeat and the manner of that defeat the first time.”

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