Wilder vs. Fury II Prediction
One of the most anticipated heavyweight championship rematches in some time takes place tonight when Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder collide again. Who comes out with the victory tonight?
In this bout, the WBC, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles will be on the line. These two fought to a draw back on December 1 of 2018. According to the latest oddsmakers, Wilder is the slight favorite in this one, as he is listed with -125 odds. Fury comes in with a money line of +105 to prevail. The over/under for rounds is listed at 10.5. Saturday’s bout will air live on PPV from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The main card will begin at 9PM ET.
The Gypsy King is unbeaten with a 29-0-1 record and 20 knockouts. He is coming off a TKO win over Tom Schwarz and a decision win over Otto Wallin since last facing Wilder. An orthodox fighter, Fury stands 6-foot-9 and had a reach of 85 inches. He looks to have cut down his weight for this fight, perhaps expecting to push more a pace in this rematch.
The Bronze Bomber is also unbeaten at 42-0-1 with 41 of his 42 victories coming by knockout. Since last facing Fury, Wilder has scored KO victories over Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz. An orthodox fighter as well, Wilder stands 6-7 and carries a reach of 83 inches. He definitely looks like the more impressive fighter in terms of physique and finishing ability.
Wilder looked like he was getting out-classed by Fury in the first meeting, but scored a devastating knockdown in the final round that many didn’t think Fury would be able to get up from. Fury did manage to get up and earn the draw on the cards of the judges. If this fight is going to end early, Wilder is certainly going to be the likely winner. He packs more of a punch and we saw what can happen when he connects. However, relying on a KO is very dangerous in boxing, especially against the elite of the elite. Fury may not look terribly graceful, but he has an effective style that he has turned into a winning formula. He knows how to grind out wins that Wilder hasn’t had to do. Fury looks leaner and looks motivated to take this fight and really put himself atop the heavyweight division. I think he finds a way to avoid the big punch from Wilder while slowly picking him apart. Fury should remain the fresher fighter in the later rounds to secure the decision.
Boxing Prediction: Tyson Fury +105