Wilder - Time off a blessing
Deontay Wilder thinks the delay to his third fight with Tyson Fury could be a "blessing" and thinks he has profited massively from a 19-month layoff.
Wilder is 3.40 to gain his revenge on Fury at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with the Gypsy King 1.33 to maintain his superiority.
Plenty of history between these two
Fury and Wilder have clashed twice previously and they are now set to contest for a third time with the WBC belt on the line.
The pair battled out a split-decision draw in 2018 but the second bout couldn't have been more of a contrast with Fury needing just seven rounds to see off the American.
Fury pulled out of their third fight in July, much to the frustration of Wilder, but the Bronze Bomber believes an additional two months has allowed him to hone his game plan with new head coach, Malik Scott.
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Wilder, who has a record of 42-1-1, has endured the longest layoff of his 13-year pro career since and hopes he can redeem himself against Fury, who dropped the American twice in their last meeting in February 2020.
Time away no issue for Wilder
Speaking about the heavyweight clash to Boxing Scene, Wilder said: "The delay was a blessing, a blessing for me.
"You know, the more they delayed it, the more time we had to work on our craft and art, and to go over even more, strategically, go over the game plan."
He added: "But that time that we had, you know, it has benefitted me tremendously, and I'm looking forward to October 9."