Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2: Predictions from the boxing world including Canelo Alvarez, Manny Pacquiao

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury meet in their rematch on Saturday night in Las Vegas, live on talkSPORT, with the entire boxing world watching.

The huge heavyweight title fight has captured the attention of the sport, prompting opinions from many of the top dogs.

Here, talkSPORT.com looks at what some of boxing’s biggest names – past and present – are predicting to happen.

The boxing world awaits Wilder vs Fury

The boxing world awaits Wilder vs Fury

Canelo Alvarez: Leaning Towards Tyson Fury

Canelo told ESPN Mexico: “It’s going to be a very interesting fight. If Tyson does things right until the last second of the fight, I see him with more possibilities. [He must have] the perfect fight.

“Tyson moves very well and is very smart above the ring. We know that Wilder has an impressive power, that at any moment he can finish the fight with a single blow.”

Canelo Alvarez is now widely considered to be pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world

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Canelo Alvarez is now widely considered to be pound-for-pound the best boxer in the world

Manny Pacquiao: Deontay Wilder Win

Pacquiao told Yahoo Sports: “I like Wilder because of that power and he is always looking to get the knockout.

“Wilder makes exciting fights. He gives the people a good fight all the time. He reminds me of Mike Tyson because when he hits people [they get knocked out].

“In boxing, it’s an advantage if you are a good boxer, but when you have a strong opponent like Wilder, it can change your style.

“It changes your focus because you have to worry about that power. Strength is a big factor.”

Pacquiao is a legendary eight-weight world champion

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Pacquiao is a legendary eight-weight world champion

Carl Froch: Tyson Fury On Points

Froch told Boxing Social: “I just think it can go either way, everyone’s gonna say Wilder by knockout or Fury by points.

“What’s gonna actually happen? I’m gonna say Fury points.

“Because he was ill-prepared for their first fight, he fought two nobodies, then he got in with Wilder and he did what he did.

“Now he’s had a bit more time, but you just never know because Wilder’s such a monster puncher.”

Froch is a British boxing legend

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Froch is a British boxing legend

Mikey Garcia: Deontay Wilder Win

Garcia told reporters: “I think Wilder wins. He will be more aggressive this time around than the first time, early on.

“I think he’s got the confidence higher now. I think he’s gonna put on more pressure, step on the gas earlier.

“I’m expecting him to have learned from the last fight with Ortiz and the fight with Fury.”

Garcia is a four-weight world champion

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Garcia is a four-weight world champion

Claressa Shields: Deontay Wilder KO

Shields told ABBoxingNews: “Hopefully Wilder by KO.

“I need Wilder to throw, just in case, because if it goes 12 rounds, Tyson Fury’s gonna win.

“If Wilder can get the knockout, as we all know he can, he’ll win.”

Shields is a three-weight women’s world champion

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Shields is a three-weight women’s world champion

Billy Joe Saunders: Tyson Fury Win

Saunders told iFL TV: “I think he needs to be on his game. As long as he’s fit he just boxes his head off, doesn’t he?

“That’s all he needs to do, jab, move, one-two, move. Three or four rounds, then break him down.

“I think he’s looking a bit heavier for this fight so I should think that he’s probably gonna start planting his feet when Wilder gets tired.

“As long as he’s fit Wilder ain’t got a hope in hell.”

Billy Joe Saunders is the WBO super-middleweight world champion

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Billy Joe Saunders is the WBO super-middleweight world champion

Devin Haney: Torn Between The Two

Haney told SecondsOut: “The boxer has always shown to beat the puncher. Every now and then, the puncher lands, catches the boxer and knocks him out.

“But that’s very rare. When you have the ring IQ, the boxing ability, they’ve been shown to win.

“In Wilder’s case, he’s just an astronomical puncher, all it takes is a very little punch.

“Fury was beating him the whole fight until the last few rounds, but it’s really hard to go against him”

Haney is WBC lightweight ‘champion in recess’

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Haney is WBC lightweight ‘champion in recess’

Frank Bruno: Tyson Fury Win

Bruno told talkSPORT: “I’m favouring Tyson Fury to win because he has the boxing skill.

“When Tyson Fury fought him last time, he had been out of the ring for three years and went on the fast lane. He has come back in the slow lane, has got the rust out of his body.

“He has put on more weight because the heavier he is, the better he is. He has been doing some strength training and his body looks very, very good, his mind looks good…

“He looks good to me Tyson Fury. I wouldn’t be surprised if he boxed his ears off, but one punch could change it all.”

Bruno is a former heavyweight world champion

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Bruno is a former heavyweight world champion

Ryan Garcia: Deontay Wilder Win

Garcia told reporters: “I think I got Wilder.

“I can’t really have a clear winner. Fury’s got on skills.

“Wilder’s a crazy fighter, but he knows what he’s doing in there.”

Garcia is a hugely popular lightweight contender

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Garcia is a hugely popular lightweight contender