TYSON FURY will beat Deontay Wilder if he maintains his good work in the gym.
That’s the view of former world champion Ricky Hatton, who has been supporting Fury during his return to boxing.
Fury returned to the ring earlier this year following a two-and-a-half year break since his win over Wladimir Klitschko which earned the world heavyweight title.
He is now set to take on Deontay Wilder in an attempt to become world champion again with the American currently holding the WBC strap.
Fury is unbeaten in his boxing career, winning each of his 27 fights including a comfortable points victory over Francesco Pianeta last weekend.
And having viewed Fury prior to that bout, Hatton believes the 30-year-old can reach the summit again.
“I’ve seen Tyson in the gym and from what he’s done, he beats Wilder all day,” Hatton told Fight Hub TV. “He’s been absolutely phenomenal in the gym.
“He didn’t quite take it into the ring in the first fight back but the reasons for that are he had such a long training camp with a lot going on between the ears.
“He’s got the cobwebs out the way now and I see him beating Wilder all day long.
“The way he’s been in the gym, he’s looking better than he was before the Klitschko fight, it’s something to behold.”
Anthony Joshua currently holds the other heavyweight belts available.
It was thought that the Brit would face Wilder in April, though the Bronze Bomber’s bout with Fury makes that doubtful.
A fight between Wilder and Joshua would make a new undisputed heavyweight world champion.
Of course, should Fury beat Wilder, a clash between the Gypsy King and Joshua would still create the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.
And Lewis is not writing Fury off.
“Tyson Fury’s surprised me in the past,” Lewis said.
“I didn’t think he was going to do that well against Wladimir and he did better than expected.
“Certain fighters, they rise to the occasion and he seems like one of those fighters to rise to the occasion.
“He may have a couple of fights to kind of warm him up to the aspect of jumping in the ring to a big fight, but he always shows up for the big fights.”