Deontay Wilder is 'one of the worst boxers around' and Tyson Fury should focus on Anthony Joshua, says raging Nigel Benn

NIGEL BENN has labelled Deontay Wilder "rubbish" ahead of the heavyweight's trilogy fight against Tyson Fury.

The American was obliterated by Fury in their memorable February rematch, which ended after seven rounds of Gypsy King domination.

A third contest between the pair is set for later this year in Las Vegas.

But British veteran Benn, who won world titles in two divisions, reckons Fury is better suited to focusing on Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte.

The 56-year-old told Press Box PR: "I don’t know why Fury is having a third fight with Wilder.

"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.

"Wilder is like a windmill, he’s rubbish, he’s one of the worst boxers going."

On Saturday night, Whyte continues his push towards a world title fight with a match-up against Alexander Povetkin.

Joshua, meanwhile, is still waiting on a new date for his clash with Kubrat Pulev before turning his attention to a two-fight deal with Fury.


With boxing comebacks all the rage, Benn attempted his own return to the ring before suffering a shoulder injury last year.

Later this year will also see Mike Tyson, 54, pull on his gloves for a meeting with Roy Jones Jr, 51.

And Benn says he approached Jones Jr about a possible comeback, only to be turned down by the American.

‍He added: "When I was making a comeback we were talking to Roy Jones but he wasn’t having any of it.

"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."

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