World Boxing Council Betting Preview: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

World Boxing Council Betting Preview: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder

Barry Devoe
3 years ago
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In their third fight in three years, Tyson Fury (30-0-1) will defend his World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship against Deontay Wilder (42-1-1) on October 9th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The first time these two met, Baker Mayfield had just been drafted, the Cleveland Indians were swept by the Astros in the World Series, and the Ohio State Buckeyes would go on to win the Rose Bowl.

In December of 2018, in a huge fight of world title-seeking foes, Fury met Wilder for the first time. Fury was up on the scorecards early but was knocked down twice in the later rounds.

The second knockdown, however, looked like it could end the fight in a KO victory, but Fury popped back up right before the referee's count. The fight went to the judges' scorecard, and it was a split draw.

After over a year, the two met up again in February of 2020, and the fight looked incredibly different than the first. Fury delivered a far more aggressive approach and put down Wilder twice in the early rounds. By the seventh round, Wilder's corner had seen enough and threw in the towel.

Fury had finally won the WBC belt, but Wilder offered a plethora of excuses for why he lost and insisted on a trilogy rematch. The rematch was set for July 18th of 2020, before the coronavirus pandemic hit. With the match finally coming to fruition, both men will get an opportunity to put an end to this fight.

Diving into the analysis of the third matchup, this fight promises to be one of the biggest fights of 2021. Fury is the favorite in this fight for good reason, he is ginormous, and the combination of his defensive movement and strong counter strikes makes him lethal.

On the other hand, Wilder is an all-or-nothing fighter, a true knockout artist with a 93% KO rate; he is capable of putting an opponent on the ground at any time.

Deontay Wilder Fight Preview

With Wilder's back up against the wall, I think Wilder will be a lot more aggressive. He enlisted a new trainer for this matchup, and it will be interesting to see how Wilder will present himself in this new version.

Wilder has posted videos of his training, and he looks more explosive than ever. "The Bronze Bomber" has promised a knockout in this fight, and I think he will come out swinging.

What separates him from other fighters is that he uses intelligent setups to knock out his opponents. He'll utilize the jab and left hook to occupy his opponents to set up a big right power punch.

One of his most underrated qualities as a fighter is that he possesses is his ability to break the guard to set up his KO punch. He prioritizes his power, and we see a flurry of right crosses.

Tyson Fury Fight Preview

Fury, on the other hand, has the better ring pedigree and overall performance, which makes him a disciplined fighter. His biggest threat is that he is extremely unpredictable. Every fight, he has a different game plan and changes his methods which makes him incredibly hard to fight.

From a boxing style analysis, you would think the 6-foot-9 behemoth would use his size to come forward and be the aggressor. However, he is very much the opposite and picks his opponents apart with counter punches and movement.

Additionally, Fury has impeccable footwork. He is constantly moving his feet and dancing in the ring like Muhammed Ali. He sidesteps and shifts into southpaw to keep his opponents off rhythm. Moving his feet keeps the opponent off balance and allows him to rest and attack from different positions.

How the Fight Will Go

Fury should utilize the faint and the jab to keep Wilder off balance and to create hesitation. Viewers will see a relentless amount of jabs and constant faints to keep his Wilder guessing what his next move will be.

At the same time, his long reach should frustrate and damage Wilder. I expect Fury to use his movement and footwork to stay away and counter Wilder's strikes.

Look for Wilder to come out aggressive and try to finish this fight by the 6th round. He will throw everything at Fury to try and end this trilogy on top.

Wilder is very underrated on defense, in my opinion, and he should try and break Fury's hands and reach to open up holes and use his tremendous power. Fury will be cautious of Wilder's power, but I think Wilder's new techniques could surprise Fury and land some big shots on the big man.

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