Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

Boxing specialist (@OltaiPaul) previews Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury and provides us with his best bets for the biggest heavyweight fight of 2018 for the WBC Heavyweight World Title.

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Betting Preview, Odds & Tips

  • Date: 01/12/18
  • Time: 9pm (PTZ) & 5am (GMT)
  • Venue: Staples Center, LA
  • Channel: Showtime (US) & BT Sports (UK) both PPV

Fresh off failing to negotiate a chance to become Undisputed heavyweight champion against Anthony Joshua when talks broke down between the fighters two camps, Alabama native Deontay Wilder was looking at making a generic title defence before a wild card option was thrown in. Up steps undefeated and former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury who himself said this fight ‘took five minutes to sort out’ to make what many bill as the biggest heavyweight fight of 2018.

The last 12 months have been very different for both fighters, with Wilder defending his WBC title twice. Firstly against former titlist Bermane Stiverne who had previously been and still is the only man to go the distance with Wilder, this time Wilder dispensed of him within one round. Then next up the widely regarded bogey man of the division Luis Ortiz the undefeated Cuban heavyweight. This fight was by far the toughest test of Wilders’ career and one that he would have to come through adversity to win, visibly being rocked multiple times and being close to being stopped in the 7th round. Before showing his heart and determination and managing to stop Ortiz in the 10th round.

For Fury the last 12 months has been all about just getting back in the ring. Coming off the back of his hiatus and topping the scales at over 25 stone nobody even thought Fury would manage to get back into the ring never mind finding himself fighting once against for a world title within 6 months of his first bout back. After managing to shed the weight and get back into the ring in June of this year vs Albanian Sefer Seferi, retiring him on his stool at the end of the 4th round. Next up was Francesco Pianeta a tough former world title challenger who was supposed to provide a stiffer test in the ring for the undefeated Fury, this left more questions in peoples mind than it answered with Fury being took the distance by a challenger he was supposed to dispatch of within the time limits. Admitting himself that he ideally would have liked to have had 4 or 5 routine fights back in the ring before once again challenging for a title it came as a huge surprise when it was announced at the end of the Pianeta fight that we would be seeing Fury next up challenging champ Deontay Wilder for his WBC heavyweight title.

Key Stats & Facts

  • Both men come in at lofty heights of (Wilder) 6ft 7inch and (Fury) 6ft 9inch. With Fury holding a reach advantage of 2 inches (85inch) to Wilders (83inch).
  • Both men are currently undefeated with Wilder sitting at 40-0 (39 ko) and Fury at 27 (19 ko).
  • If Fury wins he will have held all 4 governing bodies belts at various times.
  • Wilder has knocked out every man he has entered the ring with.

Betting Odds

  • Deontay Wilder 4/7 (bet365)
  • Draw 25/1 (bet365)
  • Tyson Fury 6/4 (bet365)

The Verdict

Many are questioning what Tyson Fury will turn up in LA, the undefeated former unified heavyweight champion having only had two routine fights since his hiatus from the ring of over 2 years. But recently seeing what shape he is in and the ease at which he completed 10 rounds against Pianeta has led me to believe he is easily still at least 80% of the man we have seen previously when defeating long reigning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

With Wilder showing that although he can come back strong when hurt in a fight vs Ortiz he does have his vulnerabilities. With his one punch knock out power the WBC heavyweight champ can not be wrote off in this fight. With it only taking one punch to totally change a fight Fury could be in for a long night. Long is how I see this fight going with Fury being by far the more superior boxer I seen him using these skills and ending the bout a comfortable victor via points. But as previously said all it takes is one punch we could also see Wilder IF able to land end the fight inside the distance.

Recommended Bets

  • Tyson Fury by decision or technical decision 5/2 (bet365)
  • Deontay Wilder by ko/tko 11/10 (SkyBet)