Tyson Fury warned Deontay Wilder will "knock him out cold" in trilogy rematch

Leonard Ellerbe has claimed Deontay Wilder is a “whole new” fighter and warned Tyson Fury that he will be knocked out cold in their proposed July bout.

Wilder has been granted his rematch after a court ruled in his favour earlier this week.

The pair have already fought twice, with Fury comprehensively beating the American in February 2020, following a controversial draw in their first meeting.

As part of that second bout, the loser was guaranteed a trilogy completing fight, but a combination of the Covid-19 pandemic and further cancellations meant it looked as if it wouldn’t be exercised.

The Gypsy King had moved on from his old rival, with all eyes on an all-British unification bout with Anthony Joshua.

It is understood the two heavyweight champs had signed a deal for that meeting, only for the ruling to throw a major spanner in the works.

Fury now looks likely to meet the Bronze Bomber in Las Vegas, with a provisional date of July 24 mooted.

Bob Arum, Fury’s promoter, promised the 32-year-old would make short work of Wilder, before facing Joshua later this year.

But Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe, believes Wilder is ready to exact a new plan this time around and one which will see him win in devastating fashion.

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In an interview with Boxing Social, Ellerbe was asked how he sees the upcoming rematch going: “Wilder knocks him out. He knocks him out cold this time.”

On his reasoning, Ellerbe suggested that the tactical tweaks Fury and trainer Sugar Hill made last time out, should give Wilder a clear idea of how to reverse his fortunes.

“Sugar Hill made some adjustments, they tweaked something [in Fury’s game]. It was a great adjustment. But Wilder can do some things where the advantages are in his favour,” he explained.

“But he’s got to do it from the start. You know, he don’t need to sit back. He definitely don’t need to sit back, because Fury’s a tremendous boxer, especially for his size.

“But I fully expect, from what I know and, I’m privy to a lot of things that most people aren’t, and there’s a whole new Deontay Wilder that they ain’t seen. And I fully expect him to implement that when they go.”

As for Joshua, it appears he will now face mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk later in the summer after initially having sorted a deal with promoter Eddie Hearn to have the Ukranian fight Joe Joyce for the interim title.

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