Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Rematch
The wilder vs fury odds are already hotting up. The boxing betting odds show Fury as the clear favourite, which is likely based on his performance in the first fight, as well as the fact he’s looking better than ever.
Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury fights out of Manchester and will be keen to get a more conclusive result in this one after the first bout ended in a controversial split decision. The event takes place on February 22, 2020, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada.
Can Wilder land the knockout blow on Fury?
A quick recap
This is likely to be the fight of the year. Fury is looking great after his return to boxing and Deontay is still doing what he’s always done. But who will come out on top in Vegas?
| Deontay Wilder
|| Tyson Fury
|| World Titles
With the fight so close, everyone is making their Fury vs Wilder predictions. But will it be a repeat of last time or will we see a more convincing performance from the favourite?
Deontay Wilder has lethal knockout power, as we can see from his record. Yet, when Tyson Fury went down from a straight shot to the jaw at the STAPLES Center back in 2018, he heroically got back to his feet after a long count from the referee.
Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury is the most talented boxer, in terms of technique and boxing intelligence, at heavyweight. As we saw in the first fight, if the fight goes the distance, it feels it’ll go Fury’s way.
However, Deontay has always got those big shots and if one connects, maybe Fury won’t have it in him to get back to his feet this time.
Tyson Fury (1.80) vs Deontay Wilder (2.10)
Wilder could be seen as a fairly one-dimensional fighter. We saw in the last fight how much he struggled until the 12th round. The Fury vs Wilder betting odds are locked in and as it stands, the bookmakers continue to favour a Fury win.
The fight seems tailor-made for Fury, given his style. His game plan will be no different this time. As long as Fury is avoiding the big shots, whilst boxing and staying light on his feet, it’ll be his fight to lose.
Another positive for the Fury camp is the fact he’s already been in the ring for 12 rounds with Wilder. This time around, he’ll be sharp, fitter and have more experience in the ring, notably with Wilder, than he had back in 2018.
It’s pivotal to Wilder’s success that he changes up his approach to the first fight. Fury’s footwork and his lateral movement will make it really tough for Wilder to cut off the ring. We saw in the first fight how ineffective he is at obstructing Fury’s movement - and he will know that.
Expect Tyson Fury to win.
To beat Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury to win by unanimous decision (2.37)
We expect Fury’s superiority in the ring to show in the second fight. He has been working hard in Marbella and the US, with experienced London-based trainer and friend Ben Davison.
He’s been working hard on his defence. One technique he’s been working on is ensuring he keeps his distance, to avoid contact with Wilder’s bombs. They’ve been using foam sticks to extend the range of punches to force Tyson to react even quicker.
While Fury’s style is ideal for this match-up and his skill set may be better, the fact of the matter is combat sports are full of surprises.
Deontay will fancy himself, as he does in every fight he enters. It just takes one brief lapse in concentration or an unexpected shot and as we’ve seen many times before in Wilders’ fights, Fury could be on the deck.
Take Tyson Fury to win by unanimous decision.
To win the bout by unanimous decision
Deontay Wilder to win by KO/TKO (2.50)
It’s hard to see the fight going any way other than a fleet-footed Fury, dancing around Wilder as he throws his bombs.
However, as a strategy, it’s worked. Deontay has seen countless opponents think they’re going to take a fight, only to be struck and then hit the canvas. We saw Fury slacking towards the 7th and 8th rounds in the first fight.
Just before the first fight, Tyson Fury lost a lot of weight and it clearly affected the 31-year old’s stamina. Ben Davison even said to him in the 7th round, that Tyson was waiting for Deontay to make a move before his feet reacted, which is uncharacteristic of the big man.
But expect to see a fitter, sharper and more prepared Fury this time. But if you’re a boxing fan and know what the American is capable of, then this is the wager for you. This is why the Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury odds aren’t too lopsided in the Britons favour.
Take Deontay Wilder to upset the odds and win by KO/TKO.
To win the bout by KO/TKO
Fury vs Wilder betting odds