Boxing’s Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury returns to defend his WBC title this weekend in a trilogy bout of the ages. Read on for our complete breakdown on Fury and his challenger Deontay Wilder; Continue reading for the updated heavyweight boxing odds, main event preview, and free boxing betting picks.
Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III
WBC Heavyweight Championships Main Event Bout
Sunday, October 10, 2021 – 12:27 AM EDT at T-Mobile Arena
Tyson "The Gypsy King" Fury
- Pro Boxing Record: (30-0-1) (21 KOs)
- Age: 33
- Height: 6’9"
- Reach: 85.0"
- Fighting Stance: Orthodox
A heavyweight trilogy for the new generation of heavyweight boxing fans is upon us, and it’s British-born Tyson Fury who’ll enter this weekend’s contest with the mental advantage.
These two men first clashed in December 2018, and despite Fury falling victim to Wilder’s heavy hands via two knockdowns and becoming an internet meme relative to the Undertaker when he "rose from the dead", it was nothing short of a dominant victory in the eyes of critics and fans.
However, Wilder’s knockdowns during the first encounter gifted him a drawn contest. While boxing purists know that Fury won, a second fight was unavoidable following the judge’s poor decision-making.
Tyson Fury left no questions unanswered during his second meeting with "The Bronze Bomber". Perhaps Fury’s battle with alcoholism and depression prevented a complete performance in the first bout because the rematch became a technical boxing masterclass on behalf of Fury.
Fury’s dominance urged Wilder’s corner to throw in the towel inside the seventh round, crowning the undefeated "Gypsy King" as the newly instated WBC heavyweight champion.
Deontay "Bronze Bomber" Wilder
- Pro Boxing Record: (42-1-1) (41 KOs)
- Age: 35
- Height: 6’7"
- Reach: 83.0"
- Fighting Stance: Orthodox
Deontay Wilder isn’t the most technical boxer, his defense system is questionable, but a forty-four-fight professional career has been defined through an unruly amount of punching power in possession of Alabama’s former heavyweight champion of the world.
An unremarkable placement of power has delivered forty-one knockouts from forty-two successful bouts, giving Wilder a 98% finish rate inside the squared circle. From his first meeting with Fury, Wilder must’ve been gobsmacked as his opponent recovered from the right hand that had finished forty-one men before "The Gypsy King".
Unable to make adjustments, Wilder had no answer to the forward pressure Fury put him through in the rematch, but with a different team and gameplan behind him, can the former champion claim back the gold he owned for five long years?
Fury vs. Wilder III Betting Odds and Best Bets
The BMR’s opening boxing odds favor Tyson Fury, which puts Deontay Wilder as the betting underdog for the first time during his professional career. And to be honest, we cannot argue the oddsmakers’ decision.
Fury’s technical ability made Wilder look amateur in the second fight, and the critical adjustments the Brit made from the first bout came through his intentions to pressure Wilder. Moving of his backfoot, Wilder couldn’t do anything.
Wilder enjoys setting up the big right hand behind his jab; once Fury had removed that option, he struggled to make the adjustments. Faints, stutter steps, a longer reach, and the ability to force Wilder backward gave Fury no problems receiving the power right from Wilder he had done in 2018.
Fight intelligence, size, mental advantage, technical boxing ability, and confidence favor the champion. It isn’t easy to envision Wilder entering this contest as a completely new boxer. He’s easily readable, relies on one punch, and will most likely succumb to the exact same result we witnessed last time out. Of course, it only takes one, especially when talking about Wilder. But we have to favor the boxer and not the fighter.
Fury vs. Wilder Betting Prediction: Tyson Fury to win -280 with Heritage Sports
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