Wayne Rooney doubts Tyson Fury possesses the ability required to knock out Deontay Wilder however the Manchester United legend is assured the Gypsy King will emerge victorious from Sunday’s eagerly anticipated heavyweight showdown.
The pair are set to resume hostilities within the ring 20 months on from a controversial draw which noticed Fury comprehensively outbox Wilder for giant durations of the struggle, however solely narrowly escaped a knockout defeat when he clambered up from the canvas throughout an epic 12th spherical.
Fury has switched trainers within the build-up to the rematch and has claimed he intends to go toe-to-toe with the Bronze Bomber however Rooney, a eager pupil of the struggle sport, believes he can be higher served by sticking to the rules which have made him such a drive within the division.
Rooney advised talkSPORT: ‘I think it’ll be clearly a really fascinating struggle.
‘After what occurred final time, I nonetheless suppose Fury received it. Big knockdown on the finish, however he dominated the struggle.
‘And I think it’ll be very related. Fury will attempt to field him, I do know he mentioned he’s gonna go for the knockout, however I believe that’s clearly a little bit of psychology.
‘He’ll attempt to win on factors and Wilder will attempt to be affected person and wait to attempt to get a knockout.
‘But I think Fury looks in better shape this time as well so I think Fury will win on points.’