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“He is a freak of nature”: Shannon Briggs warns Tyson Fury not to overlook Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder speaks to youth boxers in the ring during a Media Access at Fitzroy Lodge Gym on July 26, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)

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Shannon Briggs believes, Tyson Fury could get knocked out by Deontay Wilder. Fury has been forced to fight Wilder for the third time instead of Anthony Joshua. The judge decided in favour of the American in arbitration.

Fury has vowed to give Wilder another ‘early night’, though Briggs believes ‘The Bronze Bomber’ has the power to put anyone to sleep.

“Don’t sleep on Wilder,” Briggs said to Sky Sports. “Throughout the history of the boxing world, he is a freak of nature. He could crack anybody and knock them out with his power. He will be an underrated guy for a long time because he didn’t have a lot of guys to fight.”

However, former world heavyweight champion Briggs has cautioned ‘The Gypsy King’ not to get too complacent.

“Fury might have got the wrong idea,” he added. “If this guy knocks out Fury, then what? It is possible. Will there be a fourth fight?

“Fury can’t sleep on Wilder. We’ve got to look at this for what it is – a 200lbs man? With those skinny legs he shouldn’t hit that hard! But he hits sickly hard. It isn’t normal to hit that hard. But he can’t fight backing up.”

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