Roy Jones Jr. Details How Deontay Wilder Can Improve by Watching Mike Tyson

Published 12/19/2020, 6:46 AM CST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder looks on as he waits for the start of his title fight against Luis Ortiz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


One of the greatest and veterans of the sport, Roy Jones Jr. has recently opened up on Deontay Wilder. In a recent chat with Club Shay Shay, he broke down ‘Bronze Bomber’s style and how he can improve upon it to beat Tyson Fury. He also shed some light on his lately fought opponent, Mike Tyson, and his astounding style.

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What people didn’t understand about Mike Tyson was that Mike Tyson was a puncher, but Mike Tyson’s also the person who knows how to set you up for his punches,Roy confessed.

Tyson was one of the most daunting boxers in the world. Most of the fans claimed Tyson to be a one-punch knockout artist. But, Roy Jones Jr. rubbed all of all those claims and lauded Mike Tyson for his unusual style.

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He added, “He’s not like Wilder. He’s not just trying to hit one right hand. He got an of other stuff that he set you up, hit you up with until he could sneak that right uppercut on you. So it’s like you have to know how to set, how to play your games like chess.”

You got to how to lead people into where you want them to go so that you can ambush. And Tyson knows how to do that. Wilder doesn’t really know to do that that well.”

He claimed that Wilder isn’t keen on setting his opponents up before landing his dynamite right hands. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ can take these highly valuable boxing lessons by watching Tyson and his devastating style. He can inculcate all these in his game to beat his arch-foe, Tyson Fury, or whoever he fights on his return.

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The ‘Bronze Bomber’ was earlier cited as the most petrifying heavyweight of the decade. But, the ‘Gypsy King‘ truly exploited his weaknesses in a genuine sense. The duo fought twice, wherein fight one ended with a controversial draw, and the second one left saw Wilder suffer his first professional defeat.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Wilder got knocked down multiple times in the rematch and didn’t probably win a single second of that fight.

In order to beat the mighty Fury, Wilder needs to revamp his game. He should try focusing on his defense more and seta trapfor his opponents to fall into before he unleashes his devastating power. If he achieves that, there’s no opponent in the world the ‘Bronze Bomber’ can’t knockout.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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