DMITRIY SALITA: TYSON FURY TRAINING 15 ROUNDS UNDER 97 DEGREE SAUNA CONDITIONS. IT LOOKS READY TO FIGHT NEXT WEEK
Salita said on the MyBettingSites.co.uk blog: “I’ve just been to Miami with Tyson and he’s in great shape for Wilder next month. I went to the gym and he did 15 laps without a break – he trains hard, in phenomenal condition and in a great mood.
“From a purely boxing point of view, he looks like he’s ready to fight next week. He’s in great shape; Strength-wise, cardio-wise, skill. Timing-wise. He’ll never be Mr. Olympia, but don’t judge the book by the cover.
“The Florida gym has a humidity of 97 degrees. After a couple of rounds, the bottom of the ring heats up properly and then the ceiling heats up. It’s almost a sauna.
“It’s a challenge for a small 140 pounder like me, but for a guy like this – big as he is – it shows that he’s in phenomenal shape to do 15 laps in these conditions. He is a true world class athlete in the truest sense of the word.
“Tyson trained throughout the process to get better and learn new things. And he’s mentally so strong that I don’t see ring rust or leaving the ring as a problem. At that level, it can even help him against Deontay. I don’t see how leaving the ring harmed him based on what I saw at the gym. “
DMITRIY SALITA: TYSON FURY A “MAN ON A MISSION” AND “UNSTOPABLE” UNDER SUGAR HILL
“Sugar used to train me to know how good Sugar was. He’s especially good for certain guys like Tyson. Having Sugar Hill in his corner is a huge plus for him because they share the same mindset and boxing style.
“With Sugar Hill as coach, Tyson Fury is unstoppable. And he’s still learning and getting better and better. To see him, talk to him, see how he trains – he really is a man on a mission who believes he is one of the greatest fighters of all time, a man who believes this is his time.
“He’s the champion of the people, walks the streets, people recognize him and he takes the time to take pictures, anyone who asks. He’s so open and people love him because he’s so approachable, easy-going and connected to the fans.
“Before the last Wilder fight, I thought it was going to be a 50-50 fight, but I knew Sugar Hill would be the key to victory. It was a really incredible dominance and it showed how well they fit together based on their shared mentality and Kronk boxing style. They really mesh and I’m happy for both of them that the relationship has come about.
“Tyson is driven by success in the ring, not money or any ulterior motive. He is driven by the desire to be the best athlete, which is very rare for fighters at this level, to focus on the sport itself. When a fighter becomes a mega-star and still knows that the most important thing is the sport itself, that’s really something very special and I see that in Tyson Fury.
“At its core, it’s about fighting and being the best fighter he can be. Success in the ring drives him, that’s his number one motivation. When you have someone who is so talented and has already reached the highest level and is still so motivated, that is very rare. “
DMITRIY SALITA: MMA MAKES CLARESSA SHIELDS A BETTER BOXER
“She trains in the best MMA gym in the world with some of the greatest UFC fighters of all time; Jon Jones, Holly Holm. She studies every day and looks forward to making her debut this week.
“There is an opportunity: Claressa versus Amanda Nunes or Kayla Harrison. Claressa versus Nunes would be like Mayweather-McGregor. That would be something that would be huge and I would love to be a part of it.
“I think we saw in her last boxing match that Claressa became a better boxer because of her physical fitness. The other workouts she does make her a better athlete.
“I think that you will keep training and staying in shape all year round, your game will only improve. It’s something new and exciting. She is a world class martial arts star entering a new phase of her career and I think this will take women’s boxing to another level because her story is being told on another big platform and I am very happy about that. “