Heavyweight title fights like this one have been few and far between in recent years and we are very excited for this fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder!
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua ended Klitschko’s reign and it has opened up a somewhat dormant division for the next lot of Heavyweight stars.
Make no mistake. This is a super fight. The world will be watching in anticipation as Tyson Fury makes his return to the big stage after facing his own personal demons and in front of him will be Deontay Wilder, who has demolished everyone put in front of him to date.
We have taken a very close look at both fighters to find the best betting value in this Heavyweight Title fight for the ages.
Fury vs Wilder Betting
Deontay Wilder will head into his title defence as the favourite and is currently $1.62 in betting.
Plenty of punters are giving Tyson Fury every chance to wrap another belt around his waist and he is currently $2.38 in betting.
The fight is favoured to not last the 12 rounds at $1.67 while $2.10 is being offering for the judges to get involved.
Wilder to win by KO or TKO, like he has on so many occasions in his career to date, is $2.10 in our Method Of Victory Betting Market.
Fury vs Wilder Recent Form
Tyson Fury has had two fight since returning after a two and a half year hiatus from the ring after his win over Wladimire Klitschko.
He took his record to 26-0 with a 4th round stoppage of Albanian Sefer Seferi in June and then 27-0 by defeated Italian Francesco Pianeta.
He was scheduled to have more fights in preparation for a potential fight with Wilder or Anthony Joshua however he reported told his team he was ready now.
The only blemish on Doentay Wilder’s record was a fight in which he won however required the judges decision against Canadian Bermane Stiverne. In November last year he fought Stiverne once more, demolishing him inside the first round.
Deontay Wilder’s record is impressive however his detractors will suggest he has not fought many high calibre fighters.
He somewhat rebuffed these critics when he beat Luis Ortiz via a TKO in the 10th round in March. A performance that put him in contention to fight Fury when he returned.
How Fury Can Win?
He dismantled one of the greatest ever Heavyweights in Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 by frustrating him. Before the fight with his mouth and then inside the ring with his elusiveness and grappling.
His unique technique allows him to fight at a distance and move quickly in and out of the clinch which can be difficult for his opponents to get on top of.
Fury is a massive man and towers over Wilder, something the American will not be used to. Fury also switches his stance quite regularly and fights in Southpaw for a duration throughout a fight.
His battles with mental illness have been well documented and he has been very open with the demons he has had to face to return to the ring. He has been away from the ring for quite some time and lost over 70kg during his comeback.
His determination can not be questioned and he has experience under the bright lights.
How Wilder Can Win?
Tyson Fury is not the only fighter in this bout who has never tasted defeat. Deontay Wilder has had 40 professional fights for 40 wins. 39 of those wins have been by knock out.
His style is unorthodox but it has been very successful for him and his unpredictability may be his greatest asset.
Tyson Fury has a habit of dropping his lead hand and Wilder may be able to capitalise with his signature over hand right and end the fight.
He will need to be patient and get a feel for Fury in the first few rounds and if he can get his radar homed in, he can deliver a devastating knock out.
Wilder’s has never been in the ring with a fighter of the quality of Fury however his resume speaks for itself and the fact that Fury has been out of the game for so long will surely play in his favour.
This really is a tough fight to try and predict the outcome in. Boxing will be the real winner out of the night however that isn’t filling the Ladbrokes account up is it?
Deontay Wilder can thank Tyson Fury along with Anthony Joshua for opening up this division and he is set to reap the benefits whether he wins or loses on Sunday.
Tyson Fury has the runs on the board and the experience on the big occasion to get the nod for me. I see him frustrating Wilder and out boxing him over the 12 rounds.
There is no denying Deontay Wilder’s record and he has devastating KO power and I don’t won’t to lose if he were to land his over hand right if Fury doesn’t turn up with his a game.
Best Betting Plays
Tyson Fury To Win By Decision or Tech Decision @ $3.50
Deontay Wilder To Win in Rounds 1-6 @ $3.60