Anthony Joshua warned by Johnny Nelson after Tyson Fury batters Deontay Wilder
Johnny Nelson expects Deontay Wilder to retire following his heavy defeat to Tyson Fury and has warned Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte they will be facing the ‘whole package’ if they ever fight the WBC heavyweight champion.
The much-anticipated trilogy bout between Fury and Wilder in Las Vegas did not disappoint, with both fighters having to pick themselves up from the canvas during an all-time classic at the T-Mobile Arena.
Fury struck an early blow over his American opponent with a third-round knockdown, but Wilder recovered brilliantly in the next, becoming the first fighter to knock Fury down twice in a round.
At that stage, the outcome was difficult to call but Fury showed his class and resolve to regain control and gradually batter a fatigued Wilder into submission.
Bronze Bomber went down in the 10th and Fury delivered the final blow in the next round to retain his WBC heavyweight title and underline his status as an all-time great.
Wilder’s second successive defeat leaves his career in tatters and former British cruiserweight champion Nelson now expects the 35-year-old to retire.
‘Deontay has made a lot of money and made a few enemies,’ Nelson told iFL TV. ‘How will his heart feel right now? How will his appetite feel right now?
‘I was surprised that he fought again after the last fight and I’ll be surprised if we see him again now. I’ll be very surprised.
‘But this is down to him. It’s his decision and I don’t want to kick the man when he’s down.’
Following his impressive victory in Las Vegas, Fury is now expected to fight compatriot Dillian Whyte, providing he beats Otto Wallin on October 30 and retains his status as WBC ‘interim’ champion.
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Source : metro