26
Feb
2021

Have the bookies got it wrong with Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury?

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Odds for Tyson Fury to take Deontay Wilder’s World Boxing Council heavyweight title have slightly drifted with some bookmakers, leading to some questions on why the former unified champion is unfancied.

Obviously, the lengthy layoff hasn’t helped, but Fury was quite untouchable in his last fight. Granted Francesco Pianeta is no world beater. But the Italian-German could hardly land a glove on Fury through ten rounds.

Some odds crunchers have Fury at an eye-watering 13/10. And just like punters at casino reviews and the best casino sites, gamblers are putting their money on the ‘Gypsy King’ returning home triumphant.

Stats for his recent Belfast bout backed calls that Fury still moves as good as ever.

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According to CompuBox, Fury was hit just 37 times in 36 minutes. That’s an amazing stat and means Pianeta was hitting fresh air for an average of 50 plus seconds.

Wilder will certainly be more of a stalker than Pianeta. On fight night this December, Fury will bid to avoid becoming yet another statistic on the big-punching American’s record.

Fury bamboozled Wladimir Klitschko in his first world title fight so you couldn’t really back against him doing similar to Wilder. First of all, Fury is undefeated too, hence money being placed on the Briton in spades.

Above all, Fury’s weight is almost back to his pre-Klitschko days. Losing a good ten stone seems to be far behind him. After all, he’s keeping the excess baggage off in between fights and constantly in the gym.

Finally, Wilder arguably doesn’t possess the skills to solve the puzzle. Provided Fury can find his best form at the right time in America. Wilder could find it tough to hit the equalizer needed.

This means Fury could cruise to a points win and take the coveted green belt for a second reign as champion.

A huge undisputed unification with Anthony Joshua would then be closer to reality for Fury. If agreed in the future, it could be the biggest heavyweight fight of all time to take place in the United Kingdom.