With Anthony Joshua losing to Andy Ruiz in their own title fight, a fight between Joshua and Deontay Wilder is, at least for now, out of most people’s radars. Enter Tyson Fury, who could rekindle discussions of a rematch with Wilder, assuming he beats Tom Schwarz this coming weekend in Las Vegas. Will Fury live up to his favorite label? Or will we see another upset win by an unheralded heavyweight just like what we saw in the Ruiz-Joshua fight?
Betting Preview for the Tyson Fury vs Tom Schwarz Heavyweight Title Bout on June 15 2019
Where: MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Betting on Tyson Fury (-2500)
Total fights: 28
Wins by KO: 19
Fury has been a relatively busy fighter. He’s fought three times already since 2018, and that includes his gigantic showdown with Deonatay Wilder last December. Fury took a split decision loss in that bout, but he’s likely grown his fanbase significantly with how he managed to go toe to toe with Wilder. In fact, Fury would have arguably won that fight if only he managed to avoid two knockdowns in the 12th round. Fury can still get a rematch with Wilder, but before that, he will have to deal with a relative unknown in Schwarz. Fury has 19 wins by way of knockout, but he can also carve out wins by outboxing his opponent. He’s quick on his feet and very mobile for a heavyweight. Being 6-9 helps Fury keep his opponents at bay, thanks also to his 85-inch reach. Fury should be able to overwhelm Schwarz, a fighter that just isn’t on his level yet. After dealing with a powerful behemoth in Wilder, Fury has all the confidence –whether he admits it or not — in taking care of business against Schwarz.
Betting on Tom Schwarz (+1200)
Total fights: 24
Wins by KO: 16
Schwarz has a chance to be the Andy Ruiz to Fury’s Anthony Joshua — an unknown underdog beating someone who was supposed to put him in his place. One thing about Schwarz is that he hasn’t experienced a loss yet. Having 16 knockouts wins in 24 fights means that Schwarz has some serious power, and having watched Fury go down multiple times against Wilder could be giving Schwarz the idea that he can catch the favorite with a clean shot to the chin for a possible knockout. However, Schwarz isn’t Wilder, and if he’s going to upset Fury, he’ll have to work his way into Fury’s defense. He needs to cut Fury down to size — and also the ring. Schwarz hasn’t fought a fighter on Fury’s level, and he could be in for a rude awakening once he meets a top-three heavyweight in Fury. Most of Schwarz’s fights happened in his home country of Germany, so you will also have to question the quality of his opponents and how he was able to cop the No. 2 spot in the WBO heavyweight rankings.
Fury wins via a seventh-round knockout.
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