Canelo Alvarez pinpoints problems that led to Deontay Wilder’s defeat to Tyson Fury


Canelo was impressed with both fighters (Picture: Getty)

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez believes Deontay Wilder’s lack of conditioning and head movement was his downfall in the trilogy defeat to Tyson Fury.

Wilder was dropped three times during Saturday’s thriller in Las Vegas but has been widely praised for a brave performance against ‘The Gypsy King’.

The American was physically dominated in their second bout back in February 2020 but weighed in at a career-heaviest for their final showdown at the weekend.

While he dropped Fury twice in quick succession in the fourth round, Wilder’s energy levels dropped during the second half of the contest.

Assessing the fight, super-middleweight king Canelo praised both men for their performances, but suggested Wilder’s lack of conditioning hindered his ability to avoid Fury’s biggest shots.

Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder

Wilder was dropped three times on Saturday night (Picture: Getty)

‘Great fight, great fight. I think Wilder needs more condition, more moves,’ Canelo told The Last Stand podcast.

‘He doesn’t know how to move the head. It is difficult when you don’t have that condition and you don’t know how to move.

‘That is why Tyson Fury beat him. Tyson Fury is a great fighter.’

Canelo is preparing for his fourth fight in 10 months as he aims to become the unified super-middleweight champion against Caleb Plant on 6 November.

The Mexican holds the WBA, WBC and WBO titles with Plant entering as IBF champion.

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