‘He’s one of the WORST boxers going’: Nigel Benn labels Deontay Wilder a ‘rubbish’ fighter ahead of the heavyweight’s trilogy fight against Tyson Fury
- Tyson Fury obliterated Deontay Wilder in their historic February re-match
- A third bout between the pair is scheduled for later in the year in Las Vegas
- But British veteran Nigel Benn admits he does not see the point in the fight
- He urged the Gypsy King to focus on fighting Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte
Nigel Benn has claimed Deontay Wilder is one of the worst boxers around ahead of his trilogy fight against Tyson Fury.
The American was destroyed after seven rounds by the Gypsy King in their epic re-match in February as Fury took the WBC heavyweight title.
A third bout between the duo has been scheduled for later this year in Las Vegas, but British veteran Benn has urged Fury to focus on fighting Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.
Nigel Benn has claimed Deontay Wilder is one of the worst boxers around in the sport
Wilder is set for a third bout against Tyson Fury after being defeated in the February re-match
‘I don’t know why Fury is having a third fight with Wilder,’ Benn – who won world titles in two divisions – told Press Box PR.
‘He needs fresh blood and that blood is Anthony Joshua or Dillian Whyte.
‘He beat Wilder easily, it’s a waste of time. Wilder has only got a puncher’s chance.
‘He can’t outbox Fury, Fury is like a magician when it comes to movement. He holds Wilder’s card, he can see his punches coming.
But British veteran Benn, who won world titles in two divisions, says Fury is wasting his time
Fury took the WBC heavyweight title following his win after seven rounds against Wilder
‘Wilder is like a windmill, he’s rubbish, he’s one of the worst boxers going.’
While Whyte continues his push towards a world title fight on Saturday against Alexander Povetkin, Joshua is still waiting on a new date for his clash with Kubrat Pulev before fulfilling his two-fight deal with Fury.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson, 54, will also make a return to the ring and pull on his gloves for a meeting with Roy Jones Jr, 51 later this year.
And Benn says he approached Jones Jr about a comeback of his own, but was turned down by the American.
But Benn believes the Gypsy King should turn his attention to taking on Anthony Joshua
‘When I was making a comeback we were talking to Roy Jones but he wasn’t having any of it,’ he added.
‘When Chris Eubank didn’t want to know, we were calling Roy out and thought we were getting somewhere, my agent has all the paperwork, I can send you it, but he backed out.
‘It became about a bigger payday.’