The worst secret in boxing is now public knowledge. Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will face each other on February 22 at MGM, Vegas.
This is the perfect place for what has been defined as the fight of the year. The American’s WBC heavyweight title will be on the line with both men looking forward to a bout against Londoner Anthony Joshua who has recently got his belt by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr. in the rematch.
There will be a massive build-up to this fight, but when the first bell rings in Sin City, the war will begin for real. Wilder and Fury know each other well. In 2018 they fought for 12 rounds in what was an extraordinary draw. They are well aware of each other’s strengths and also weaknesses to exploit. The best betting sites will go the extra mile to offer the best odds and offers for this match. We will keep updating here as we get closer to this huge fight.
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II Betting Tips
Fury is the better boxer
Many boxing experts believe that Fury should have won the first fight. The Englishman was commanding on the scorecards before conceding late in the fight. The Bronze Bomber was particularly impressive between the ninth and 12 round and that helped him to equalise the score. The argument is that Tyson was the better boxer over the 12 rounds and that he deserved to edge on points. Either way, nobody screamed robbery for The Gypsy King, but the same would have been if he would have won the match.
The undefeated 6ft 9inch will be confident that he can get the measure of Wilder. He also has few more rounds under his belt and can go to America and finish the job he started 14 months ago.
How will this bout play out?
It is worth remembering that Fury took this Wilder challenge only on his third fight back. When the bout was on, he had boxed just 14 rounds since he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. Since he has got his life and career back on track, Tyson has now been involved in five fights over 40 rounds. He has defeated Otto Wallin (20-0-0) last summer and has now a record of 29 wins, one draw and zero defeats.
Fury had planned to have another fight around Christmas but the nasty cut he got against Wallin changed the plans. He had to undergo surgery with 47 stitches that have prolonged the recovery. Even with that, Fury will be going to Vegas fresh, relaxed, fit and ready to do the work. After all, he has some unfinished business to take care of.
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Wilder the equaliser
Deontay Wilder defeated Luiz Ortiz into sever rounds and won another rematch. The fight followed expectations with Ortiz that managed to build up a lead on the judges’ notes before Wilder was able to come through and land the knockout blow. Fury, however, can be encouraged from that bout as Ortiz, who is shorter than Tyson, did dominate Deontay with the jab. That was exactly the strategy used by Fury the first time, and that can be repeated in the rematch.
Wilder is a fighter with knockout power in both his hands and this is reflected by his 95% KO average. He can land the blow early or late when he is ahead of behind in the scorecards. In boxing circles, this type of fighter is called the great equaliser. Fury didn’t concede too many shots against Wilder in the first bout, and will have to continue like this. A glimmer of hope and Wilder can detonate immediately.
To have a realistic chance of winning this rematch, Fury will need to have a watertight defence from the first bell to the very end. He has to use his feet to stay away from the danger zone. He should hold and smother the attack with his massive frame.
Tyson backed in the early betting
Placing a bet earlier is a good way to get decent odds. Who is the most fancied boxer right now looking at the odds? Fury is the favourite based on what we have seen in the first fight. Tyson can be backed at 8/11 to win the fight while Wilder is at 11/10. Another draw is unlikely yet not unrealistic and makes plenty of appeal at 22/1.
We believe that if Fury will win, it will be on points while if Wilder wins it will be a KO or a TKO. That makes the method of victory very interesting from a betting perspective. Backing Fury to win on points at 11/8 or Wilder to win with KO/TKO at 6/4.
First Verdict: Fury to win by decision or technical decision
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