Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach has coached some of the world’s best over the years and his predictions have become a go to source for many fight fans.

Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury is expected to happen before the end of the year and will see the typical puncher vs boxer clash of styles collide.

That said, heavyweights are a little different.

Say whatever about Fury’s punching power, he’s still a big man and if he connects in the right way on Wilder it’s not crazy to think he couldn’t at least drop the American.

Freddie Roach is actually going against his fellow American in this one and is backing Brit Tyson Fury to win the fight while speaking to Fight Hub YouTube (hat tip):

Freddie makes an interesting point in that Fury is so hard to figure out.

His awkwardness is something that is going to give Wilder problems, you’d have to think.

Wilder himself is a very unorthodox boxer too, throwing punches from wild angles with incredible force and speed.

Fury’s defense will need to be at its absolute best if he’s to pull off a points decision win over the twelve rounds.

A formal announcement of date and venue should come next week at some point.