Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Brit’s former sparring partner Dave Allen posts picture, pays tribute to transformation

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The heavyweight has uploaded a stunning image which shows how the Gypsy King looked just a year ago

British heavyweight contender Dave Allen has paid tribute to Tyson Fury ahead of his WBC heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder next Saturday.

The White Rhino uploaded a picture which displayed the progress Fury has made in the past 12 months along with a caption praising his friend.

“A year ago today I was moving about with Tyson,” Allen recalled.

“He was 26+ stone, telling me he was coming back.

“Next Saturday he fights for the WBC heavyweight title, he’s some man.”

Fury’s bout against Wilder comes just over three years since he captured the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles from Wladimir Klitschko.

The 30-year-old took two and a half years out of the ring as his life descended into chaos following that triumph, but returned in June and is now hoping to shock the world once again.

There were reports circulating that the Staples Center is struggling to sell out for the huge fight, but this has been rubbished by Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, who blames rival Eddie Hearn for the mischievous stories.

“You know, again, that comes from one source all the time,” Warren said.

“If I was them I’d be worrying about how many tickets I’ve sold for [Demetrius] Andrade, how many tickets I’ve sold for Daniel Jacobs.

“Worry about those shows. Let us worry about our shows and he should worry about his shows.”

Regardless of the attendance, Allen is predicting a quick finish for his friend, who he thinks will knock Wilder out inside six rounds.

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