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Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr Explains How Deontay Wilder Can Improve By Watching Mike Tyson

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Boxing Legend Roy Jones Jr Explains How Deontay Wilder Can Improve By Watching Mike Tyson

Roy Jones Jr has insisted that Deontay Wilder could improve ahead of his third fight with Tyson Fury by studying boxing legend Mike Tyson.

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And the 'Bronze Bomber' wasted no time in activating his rematch clause to face the 'Gypsy King' for the third time, despite the ongoing uncertainty surrounding a trilogy fight.

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However, the former four-division world champ argued that Wilder would be in a much better position should he understand how Tyson combined his punching power with his ferocious style.

Jones told Club Shay Shay: "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.

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"He's not like Wilder. He's not just trying to hit one right hand. He got a lot 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."

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WBC champ Fury, who is eyeing up a mega-unification clash with Anthony Joshua in 2021, suggested in October that he had 'moved on' from a trilogy fight with Wilder.

The 32-year-old Brit superstar told The Athletic at the time: "I was looking forward to smashing Wilder again. A quick and easy fight. But Wilder and his team were messing around with the date.

"They don't really want to fight the lineal heavyweight champion. They know how it ends. The world knows how it will end: with Wilder on his a**e again."

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Topics: Mike Tyson, Bronze Bomber, Boxing News, Roy Jones Jr, Boxing, Iron Mike, Deontay Wilder

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