Fury vs Wilder fight Live Stream Los Angeles, California, USA
Tyson Fury flew into Los Angeles by helicopter this week from his training camp in the Californian mountains of Big Bear, in a brief respite from training ahead of challenging American Deontay Wilder for the World Boxing Council heavyweight crown on December 1.
“There have been no distractions training up in Big Bear. It’s perfect. There’s nothing but a few bears and rattlesnakes. That’s it as far as distractions.
“I’m used to being in hostile, solitary environments for training camp. For the Wladimir Klitschko fight I was in Holland, in a forest 10 miles away from any shop or town. I thrive in the conditions at Big Bear. I have a great up-and-coming trainer (Ben Davison) and he’s going to have me ready for the challenge,” explained the former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, wearing a pair of brightly patterned trunks in the training session at the Churchill gym, Santa Monica.
“I wear these funky shorts in public a lot and I wore them today because they represent a company called Oddballs, and every penny spent on these pants goes to research to fight testicular cancer. A friend of mine went through it recently, and I want to spread awareness for him and this cause.”
This is a very different, less controversial Tyson Fury than the public witnessed three years ago, and the 6ft 9ins tall Lancastrian also opened up about mental health issues, revealing that he had considered crashing his sports car at 190mph, when he was at his lowest ebb. Boxing, and being fit, he explained, has provided a panacea to a deep depression after he had claimed the world titles against Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in November 2015. The goal now is to stay fit, and reclaim the world title.
“This is an important fight for boxing, because it’s two undefeated champions facing off,” he explained. “There have been people not getting in the ring with top guys for whatever reason, but here you have two fighters stepping up and onto the line.”
As for the Wilder fight, in which he is being seen as a wide underdog, he explained: “It’s a pretty easy fight to analyse. Deontay Wilder needs to connect with that big right hand and knock me out, and I need to not let him do that. I need to do whatever I can to get out the way of that right hand, and make him worry about defending my punches.”
“I already became a unified champion; I’ve crossed the bridge into the very upper echelon of the sport. This time I’m back and I’m here for good. I’m back to reclaim my throne. Even though I’ve had the tune-up fights, I feel like this is my true comeback fight.”
Ben Davison, Fury’s Trainer, believes December 1 in Los Angeles will provide a classic encounter. “It’s going to be an action-packed fight that’s for sure. Both men are violent freaks of nature, to be honest with you. It’s going to be an epic battle.
“I think physically alone you can see how far Tyson Fury has come. That takes a lot of willpower and dedication. He’s put a lot of work in just physically, and that’s really just a slice of what he’s shown in the gym. It’s not the power of Wilder that we’re focusing on, it’s the agility, speed and awkwardness that he brings.
“We’re studying his habits and watching every little thing that he does in the ring. It takes fights like these to bring the best out of Tyson Fury. He’s a fighter who raises his game to what’s in front of him.”