DEONTAY WILDER has showcased his speed and power in an Instagram video showing him smashing the pads for 12 rounds.
The 35-year-old is preparing to face Tyson Fury for a third time at the T-Mobile Arena on October 9 where he is looking to win back the WBC heavyweight title.
Both men haven’t fought since February 2020 where the Gyspy King inflicted the first loss on the Bronze Bomber’s professional record.
Following the second clash between the pair, Wilder has appointed former opponent Malik Scott as his head trainer.
Scott believes that the 2008 Olympic bronze medallist will knock Fury out within FIVE rounds, claiming his American compatriot’s mentality is ‘very violent’.
And Wilder has taken to social media to share footage of him inside the ring training, as he hammered away at the pads for 12 rounds.
In the six-minute Instagram clip shared to his 2.7 million followers, the Alabama native can be seen targeting Scott’s body.
This could indicate that Wilder is looking for a body shot KO having primarily focused his power punches on the head of an opponent during his career so far.
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Wilder suffered the first defeat of his professional career at the hands of the Gypsy King in February 2020[/caption]
Despite his impressive fitness durng the video, fans were less than impressed with his combinations as they predicted another Fury victory.
Commenting on the clip, one user said: “Bruh I just wish you put your damn hands up. Good training and you look in great shape but those hands down is what got you caught vs Ortiz 1st fight and Fury.”
Another messaged: “Still moves like a rookie.”
A third added: “No chance whatsoever against Fury.”
Meanwhile one simply stated: “Fury kills him again.”
One then remarked: “No footwork still going to lose.”
However Wilder is confident of becoming a two-time world champion as he claimed that he is a ‘dangerous’ man.
Speaking on the PBC Podcast, he said: “I’m a dangerous man at this point in time.
“Malik [Scott] and my team have brought the best out of me, and I’m just ready.
“But it don’t mean nothing if you can’t show it to the rest of the world, and I know that. I’m ready to do so. Don’t blink, baby. Don’t blink.”