Wilder: ‘I think the puncher is going to box his(Fury) lights out, and then I’m going to knock his lights out’

WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder(40-0, 39 KOs) held a media day Monday in Los Angeles where he discussed his blockbuster matchup against lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury(27-0, 19 KOs) taking place Saturday, December 1 on SHOWTIME PPV® from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.

Wilder arrived in Los Angeles to show off his skills in front of media at Churchill Boxing Club in Santa Monica.

Coming off his victory against Luis Ortiz back in March, Wilder now feels he is at the top of his game.

“Luis Ortiz was the most avoided fighter in the heavyweight division, and I understand why he had never gotten the title shot before,” Wilder said on Monday. “I’m the type of fighter who gives people opportunities, and he was the fighter I needed to face to prove to the world what I’m all about.

“This is not a game for me. Everyone has heard about what it’s like to be in the ring with me, but until you’re in there, you don’t know for sure that what you’ve been hearing is for real. I’m the best in the world. I don’t think any heavyweight has been through what I’ve been through.”

Wilder believes this fight will match the puncher versus the boxer, and in the end, the Alabama native thinks the puncher will win.

“Fury has height just like me, and he also brings an awkward style like myself. He’s rangy, mobile and he believes he’s the best in the world.” Wilder said. “You’ll get two giants who are athletic and move around the ring like no one else in this sport.

“They say that I have the power and he has the boxing skills. We’ll see on December 1. It’s a puncher versus a boxer. I think the puncher is going to box his lights out, and then I’m going to knock his lights out.”

Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of the 6-foot-7 Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of the 6-foot-9 Fury. Something has to give on December 1.
Photos from Esther Lin/SHOWTIME

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