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Deontay Wilder’s trainer and co-manager Jay Deas has spoken to WBN ahead of what promises to be a busy time for the WBC heavyweight champion.
On the back of a crushing knockout of Dominic Breazeale in May, Wilder has confirmed clashes with Luis Ortiz and Tyson Fury.
Ortiz is expected to happen in September or October, with Fury likely to be late February or March.
“Deontay looked great. He saw an opening and took advantage of it,” Deas exclusively told World Boxing News before explaining some changes in the build-up. “We went back to the basics in camp as far as eating, training, techniques, everything and it showed. For the next fight, he’s going to continue doing that and his fights will continue to be quick. When he does all the right things he’s on a whole different level!”
Asked when fans can expect an update on the Ortiz fight, Deas replied: “Once we get a fight date we will begin official camp two months before. Deontay is always active so he comes to camp in shape anyway. Deontay wants the biggest fights so we are thrilled with what’s happening. He’s clearly fighting the best opponents of any heavyweight. Once these two fights are done, he’s fought Ortiz, then Fury, then Breazeale. Ortiz again, then Fury again! No one else can compare. Against Ortiz, he wants to show what he can do with a great camp and great health behind him.”
Turning the subject to Fury, Deas was quizzed on THAT ring entrance and the buzz which surrounded it.
“I’m not sure. I didn’t see the outfit (Tyson was wearing channelling Apollo Creed) or the ring walk. I just saw a replay of the fight,” he pointed out. “He weighed what he was comfortable at and felt good at. He’s a heavyweight so trying to get to low weight for aesthetic’s sake is crazy. Fury and Ben did the smart thing.”