Tyson Fury talks up threat of Deontay Wilder ahead of trilogy fight

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has repeated that he views Deontay Wilder as the most risky heavyweight in the division.

More than year and a half in the wake of halting Wilder to win a variant of the heavyweight title, Fury will attempt to record consecutive triumphs in Saturday’s set of three session in Las Vegas.

Their first standoff saw Fury dropped twice by his opponent, the American just denied a last round knockout by a phenomenal recuperation from the British warrior.

While Fury was able to comprehensively beat Wilder in the rematch, the 33-year-old has compared the task of facing the former titleholder to someone “playing with an atomic bomb”.

Speaking at a BT Sport Box Office event, Fury said: “Make no mistake about this, Deontay Wilder is the most dangerous heavyweight out there. Combine them all together and they don’t make a danger like Wilder.

“So that’s what I’m messing with. I’m playing with an atomic bomb, messing round, clipping wires. Every time you go into the ring with Deontay Wilder you’re playing with that danger.