Wilder vs Fury 2: Will Tyson use B-Hop tactic to frustrate Bronze Bomber in rematch?
In what's being heralded as the most significant heavyweight fight in America since Lennox Lewis fought Mike Tyson in 2002, Wilder/Fury 2 is quickly becoming a must-see event for every die-hard and mainstream sports fan!
While boxing fans and oddsmakers alike seem split as to who they believe will bring home the victory, everyone is on the same page in hoping to see a clear and decisive winner this time around.
Most are aware of Deontay's world-class power and genuinely believe that he's the only combatant in the main event capable of a clean KO victory. Tyson Fury firmly disagrees with the doubters and naysayers, and insists that he will indeed stop Wilder within the distance.
"I don't think there's any chance of me getting the victory unless I knock out Deontay," the Gypsy King recently told BT Sport. "I boxed the last time, and although I thought I won the fight, it wasn't good enough, was it? I'm going to have to take it to him, and take it to him early."
Although most critics and observers believe the strategy to be dubious at best, Tyson's uncle, Peter Fury, goes into detail as to how the fight plan could prove to be effective.
"He has to rough-house, Wilder," Peter Fury recently stated on Sky Sports Boxing. "Get in close and rough him up a bit...take him out of his stride, rather than giving him the leverage to put the power in."
"So if he is going to 'take it to him', he's got to take it to him cleverly, not just walk in."
So if Tyson is planning to be more aggressive in the highly anticipated return bout, he absolutely has to do it at close range or on the inside.
The executioner was a master at shifting position and adjusting range on his opponents during a fight. B-Hop would regularly move laterally, then quickly jump in with a left hook or straight right hand while subsequently turning his opponents so they couldn't counter effectively.
As seen in the video highlights of "Hopkins vs Pavlik, 2008" posted above, B-Hop would regularly jump in with a quick shot, then quickly turn Pavlik or tie him up on the inside; consistently frustrating Kelly without allowing him to retaliate with a hard counter of his own.
He applied this tactic to perfection for twelve hard rounds, and the heavy-handed fighter from Youngstown never had an answer for the dominant maneuver.
Will Tyson implement this tactic on February 22nd? And if he does, will Deontay be prepared for it?
Fight fans will see how this feud finally unfolds in less than three weeks.
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