The rematch everyone’s been waiting for is finally going to happen this Saturday in Las Vegas, as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will square off again since their draw in 2018. Will Fury get the job done time around? Or will Fury follow up on his pre-fight talk, saying that he’s going to be the one to score a knockout win in Las Vegas? Let’s find out.
Betting Preview for the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury WBC Heavyweight Title Bout on February 22 2020
Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas
When: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Betting on Deontay Wilder (-125)
Total fights: 43
Wins by KO: 41
Wilder does one thing better than most boxers in the world — he punches like he’s hiding a block of cement under his wraps. That is not to say he’s doing anything illegal. It’s just to remind everyone that Wilder is gifted with heavy hands he’s used so well to teach other boxers never to mess with him again. That’s not the case when he fought Fury to a draw though. Joshua spent most of that fight getting frustrated by Fury, who seemed to use every defensive trick and techniques in the book to negate Wilder’s power. However, there were instances in which Wilder had Fury on the cusp of getting knocked out. In the fourth round, Wilder bloodied Fury’s nose. In the ninth round, Wilder finally sent Fury to the mat then again in the 12th and final round. Wilder seemed gassed in the later rounds of that fight. Likey most pundits and Wilder fans, Wilder himself stepped into the ring convinced that that fight will not hear the final bell get hit. Braggadocio aside, Wilder must have focused more on his cardio to keep his power and stamina at a high level should the rematch with Fury extend into the deeper rounds again. Since the draw with Fury, Wilder has scored two wins in a row, knocking out Dominic Breazeale in the first round and Luis Ortiz in the seventh frame.
Betting on Tyson Fury (-105)
Total fights: 30
Wins by KO: 20
Out of all the fighters Wilder has fought so far in his career, Fury gave him the biggest headache. People who are not familiar with Fury can often dismiss his chances against most other fighters mainly because he doesn’t sport a chiseled physique. But Fury’s got 20 knockout wins to his name. Fury isn’t a one-dimensional fighter, however. He’s unlike Wilder who can be a one-dimensional fighter by relying on his punching power alone to get him a win. As he’s shown in the first meeting with Wilder, Fury has plenty to bring to the table. Fury looked and boxed like the smarter fighter between the two. Had his chin not betrayed him, he would have had won that fight. Nevertheless, Fury did an excellent job overall of escaping Wilder’s aggression. Fury’s reflexes and footwork made Wilder miss on power punches and helped tire the American heavyweight out. And though he was dropped twice in the fight, he was able to get up and finish the fight. That speaks a lot about Fury’s ability to take Wilder’s punches, as most other fighters would have had regained their consciousness in the locker room if they were the ones who took those shots. Since drawing with Wilder, Fury has knocked out Tom Schwarz and went the distance against Otto Wallin in a unanimous decision victory.
Deontay Wilder wins via seventh-round knockout.
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