Wilder: I’ve transformed into a killer

Ruben Hill
November 9, 2018

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay "The Bronze Bomber" Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is deep into preparations for his showdown with England's Tyson "Gypsy King" Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) on December 1st at the Staples Center in Los Angeles live on Showtime PPV.

"I've had tremendous sparring".

"I hadn't even thought about (asking Klitschko for advice) we've just been going along with what we know and what we've been doing has been unbelievable".

U.S. heavyweight champion Wilder is putting his WBC belt and 40-0 unbeaten record on the line when he faces Fury in Los Angeles on December 1.

He said: 'I'm feeling wonderful. Mentally, physically and emotionally Im ready to go. I don't want anyone to ask me about Anthony Joshua.

Getting his opponent into a furious mood while looking furious himself seems to have been mastered by Fury, while Wilder responds in a wild fashion by spewing sewage right into his opponent's face.

"Luis Ortiz was the most avoided fighter in the heavyweight division and I understand why he had never gotten the title shot before".

The victor of their contest looks set to challenge Anthony Joshua next for all the marbles, but Wilder has insisted he is fully focused on Fury. However, Joshua elected to go in another direction. Perhaps that should apply more to Wilder, who is getting more furious toward Fury every time the Irish fighter taunts him in the pre-fight pressers.

“This is not a game for me. "But I know the truth because proof of funds was seen".

Wilder, whose nom de guerre is "The Bronze Bomber", in deference to the legendary "Brown Bomber" Joe Louis, had a public workout at the Churchill Boxing Gym in Santa Monica, California, and this is some of what he said. "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".

"I feel like I'm at my very best right now". I dont think any heavyweight has been through what Ive been through. I'm training for a certain type of mission. My mindset has changed, my body has changed, I feel like a killer.

Wilder meanwhile said he is confident his raw punching power will be able to overwhelm Fury's awkward but orthodox style. That is very possible if Fury fights that way he fought Seferi and Pianetta. Hes the total package as a fighter and on top of that hes strong-willed mentally. But at this point, I do not see any furiousness in the way Fury has fought lately. Deontay is the the right guy to take over boxing and this is the first step in that.

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