Malignaggi reveals why Wilder could struggle vs Fury

Paulie Malignaggi believes Deontay Wilder may struggle vs Tyson Fury due to how illogical fights involving the Brit tend to be.

The Gypsy King is taking a huge step-up in quality of opponent in his third fight back since a two-year hiatus from the sport.

The Bronze Bomber is the favourite to defend his WBC world heavyweight title in Los Angeles on December 1, but Malignaggi insists there is considerable mystery involving the fight, which could suit Fury.

"If you want to think logically, you’re already being illogical because you can’t think of Tyson Fury fight as a logical fight," Malignaggi told Fight Hype.

"I don’t know how Wilder’s power translates when he’s punching up, instead of punching down.

"I don’t know that. I can’t tell you, I don’t know myself, I haven’t seen that. There are things I haven’t seen [with this fight]."


Frank Warren believes Fury has the mental fortitude to overcome the challenge of the American and become a two-time world champion.

“Tyson’s very bright, Tyson’s very clever and I like Deontay, Deontay’s a really nice guy, I’ve got a lot of time for him as well," Warren is quoted as saying on Boxing News. But Tyson from the press conference, in the mental stakes, he got the edge.

“He’s come away with the mental edge. For some fighters that’s important. It’s certainly important for Tyson, as he proved against Klitschko.”

Fury dispatched Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta this year, and despite the quality of opponent questioned by critics, Warren believes the activity will benefit him.

“He’s happy as anything, he’s prepared," Warren added. "As much as he’s been out of the ring, this is the first time he’s had back to back fights before fighting for a world title.

"Before one of them he’d had one fight in 12 months."

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