WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has warned that he is “over prepared” for his December 1st bout against British boxer Tyson Fury.
The American, 33, says he will be Tyson Fury’s “worst nightmare”.
Wilder feels Fury has shown nerves in adding trainer Freddie Roach to his team.
Former two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton and coach Asgar Tair – who was part of Fury’s team when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 – will also be in the Briton’s corner at the Staples Center.
Fury has been sparring at Roach’s Los Angeles gym, a sign Wilder feels shows his rival “couldn’t take” the challenge presented by the altitude of his base earlier in camp in Big Bear, California.
Speaking to newsmen, Wilder explained his belief Fury will be worse off for no longer working with his uncle, former trainer Peter Fury, who guided him to victory over Klitschko.
He said: “It can work for him as four brains are better than one but it can also work against him – too many chiefs in the village.
“All the trainers will have egos. Peter knows him in and out. When you don’t have that trainer who knows you who was with you from day one, you see [look for other trainers] who will be the best but they don’t know you.
“Your style is what it is, it was created by someone else. It doesn’t matter who he brings in. Everything he has learned will go out of the window.”