Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury: odds and bets on rematch February 23, 2020

The WBC Alliance Heavyweight Boxing Championships are set to take place in Las Vegas at the Grand Garden Arena on February 22. Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder of the United States and Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury of the United Kingdom face off in a big rematch. Wilder defends his World Cup title against Fury. Read our prediction and best betting picks below.

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This is one of the most important battles of not only 2020, but also decades. Deontay is a truly unique boxer, because in his entire career he has not lost a single fight. In total, at a professional level, Fury held 30 meetings and also never lost.

The rematch of Wilder and Fury was expected immediately after their first meeting in 2018. Then many were confident that the Briton would be another victim of Deontay, but the duel itself developed in favor of Fury. Tyson worked perfectly on his feet, pulled his opponent, grimaced – in general, was the king in the ring. And to be a winner to him, but his knockout blow came to the rescue of Wilder. In the ninth round, he sent Fury to canvas the first time, and in the 12th – in the second, it seemed to be decisive.

While Wilder celebrated the victory, Fury “came to life”. Yes, the referee may have counted up to 10 for too long, but then he admitted that he had made the right decision in life, allowing Fury to rise. After such knockdowns, many get up in a few minutes, but the Briton not only got up and recovered, but also arranged a fight on the opposite courses at the end of the last round.

As a result, everything ended in a draw – 115-111 (Wilder), 114-112 (Fury) and 113-113. The boxing world spoke of the need for revenge.

When are Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury to fight?

The fight time is February 22, 2020, between 4am and 5am GMT.

Where will the fight between Wilder and Fury take place?

The fight will take place at MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas.

How many wins and losses do the fighters have?

Wilder have 42 wins and 0 losses, Fury have 29 wins and 0 losses.

Who of the two won the last fight?

Wilder knocked Fury down in the 9th round last December.

Deontay Wilder

The 33-year-old athlete started playing sports very late, but this did not stop him from climbing to the top. As a teenager, Wilder preferred basketball and American football. But her daughter’s illness made adjustments to her professional plans and forced her to change the vector in favor of boxing, where it’s much easier to start earning. Three years of training were enough to get to the Olympic Games, and even win a bronze medal. Wilder won a bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics – hence his nickname: Bronze Bomber.

In 2008, the boxer decided to enter a professional level. It is pointless to talk about the American opposition. In the already meager heavyweight, Wilder met only two rivals who are close to the top level. In the record, 40 victories, 0 defeats by knockout flaunts. Only Bermaine Stevern survived until the decision, but already in the rematch Wilder knocked out the Canadian in the first round. Speaking about the advantages and disadvantages of the Bronze bomber, fantastic athleticism and strength are immediately evident. Deontay is a genetically gifted athlete who even without a serious boxing IQ destroys opponents in the ring.

World Champion Wilder’s previous match is still being talked about. Cuban Luiz Ortiz, knocked down by Wilder’s claws, was able to experience Wilder’s right-hand straight in 7th, which led to Ortiz’s canvas, and thus Wilder’s career 42nd win was marked as pure knockout. The man has up to 41 knockout matches. In the first 6 rounds, Wilder was slightly down and under. However, this time around, the lame and tactically clever, indestructible world champion was clear.

Wilder is a puncher to the core, has a record of 42-0-1 (41KO). The athlete himself admits that he is specially inferior to the opponents rounds in order to get extra time to find the opponent’s weak spot. Deontay’s terrible blows are able to put out the light to anyone and Tyson was very lucky last time that he was able to get up and continue the fight.

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury entered the ring in 2015 against Ukrainian division leader Volodymyr Klitschko and unexpectedly defeated him on points. The Briton was so pleased with the triumph that he went all out: alcohol, drugs, junk food. Gaining extra pounds and losing motivation, Fury disappeared from sight for three years.

During a downtime, Tyson’s weight exceeded 165 kg. Already no one hoped that a talented heavyweight would return to the ring. However, in June 2018, Fury held a warm-up match with Sefer Seferi, and two months later beat Francesco Pianeta. The Briton showed the same speed and reaction, but experts did not think that he would dare to challenge Deontay Wilder.

Fury is a fighter of a completely different nature, he has a record of 29-0-1 (20KO) and relies on equipment, footwork and tactical tricks. There are also many knockouts in his career, but Tyson is trying to achieve the best result for himself in any way. By and large, the last fight with Wilder he led until the 9th round, when he put himself in a difficult position, being on the floor.

In his last fight, Tyson looked faded. Although he was supposed to stop a plain competitor. Fury is a media personality. And it seems that the old problem has returned to him. He paid little attention to training, appeared a lot at social events. Now involved in wrestling. In general, he is engaged in the fact that he is distracted from boxing. Well, and probably, he didn’t mentally tune in that fight.

Tyson vs Wilder Prediction

We have a battle between two undefeated rivals, at the peak of form and opportunity with a 50-50 chance of winning. Each has his own trump cards that they will try to use. We are going to see a better version of both fighters in the rematch. When making a prediction for an upcoming event, you need to choose between a good technical boxer and a puncher, of course, this fight can end as you like. We venture to put on Wilder, who has in the arsenal of fantastic power strikes. He did not manage to knock out Fury last time, but was close to this, and now he will receive 12 more rounds to implement his plan.

We must be aware that if Deontay did not turn off the light for Tyson, he lost. Surely, Fury will again dominate, forcing the judges to earn him the coveted points. The general feeling in boxing circles is this: if the fight goes the entire distance, Fury wins, if not, Wilder. But Fury has a full set of skills and the necessary psychology to leave the ring as a winner. In the rematch, much will depend on Tyson. It is from his desire to box and win. If he comes to a duel with a bad mood, he will be knocked out. Not that nothing depends on Deontheus, but still he is a fighter of one blow. And Fury can avoid it. Difficult battlefield for prediction.

Prediction: Winner – Tyson Fury via Decision.

Tyson vs Wilder: best rematch odds

Two knockdowns from Wilder and Hollywood rescue Fury in the 12th round – all this creates a misleading impression that the first fight of today’s duelists can be safely included in the list of classic fights in heavyweight history. Yes, it was spectacular, but the quality of boxing clearly did not match the hype that surrounded the evening of boxing.

Wilder and Fury for two threw two hundred fewer hits than Alexander Usik in the final fight of the Super Series against Murat Gassiev, but we should not talk about the effectiveness of these attacks:

Jeb: Wilder – 40 out of 248 (16%). Fury – 46 out of 248 (21%).

Power strikes: Wilder – 31 out of 182 (17%). Fury – 38 out of 104 (37%).

Total number of strokes: Wilder – 71 out of 430 (17%). Fury – 84 out of 327 (26%).

Against the backdrop of the mobile, Fury Wilder sometimes looked in the ring completely stupid. The authoritative portal BoxingScene 7 of the 8 starting rounds gave the Briton. Knockdowns from the Bronze Bomber in the 9th and 12th rounds allowed him only to reduce the backlog from Fury, but not to level the situation.

Fury is not inferior to Wilder in height (201cm for American versus 206 for Briton) and arm span (211cm for 216), but the style that the Briton professes boxing is not quite typical for heavyweights. As Teddy Atlas correctly noted, Fury – “a healthy hippo, but will fight like a lightweight – move in a circle and make maximum use of his legs. Klitschko understood at one time how difficult this style is.”

The 31-year-old British heavyweight is a favorite. Tyson showed that even after a long period of inactivity, his equipment was significantly better than Wilder’s. However, the American is not famous for his ability to box. Before the bright knockout, Deontay had been losing outright revenge to Louis Ortiz, but one hit decided everything. Fury has a good chance of taking away the world champion belt from the American if he stops “fooling around” for the public.

Wilder does not hide the fact that he deliberately gives rounds to his rivals, in order to then catch and knock them out. Deontay is not only the scariest puncher of our time, but also one of the worst in the history of boxing. The American needs only one hit to “turn off the light” to the opponent. The champion has 41 knockouts. Last time, Wilder sent Fury twice to the ring floor, but he was able to get up.

But Fury is not a puncher, despite 115 kg of combat weight. The Briton focuses on speed, footwork and, oddly enough, the game in public. Tyson confidently controls the progress of the fight and practically does not miss clean punches (unless, of course, he received a cut, as in the last fight). Fury’s defense is the best in heavyweights, so it’s hard for Wilder to convey his punches. This time, Tyson will again try to kill the American on points.

An interesting bet is offered by bookmakers for Wilder fans. An American, as a rule, starts a fight slowly and practically does not connect his right hand. Exceptions are battles against obviously weak opponents, where Deontay includes the “mill mode” from the start. So, the Cuban techie Ortiz Bronze Bomber knocked out for the first time in the 10th round, and in the rematch – in the 7th. In a duel with the American, Fury also visited the floor in the second half of the meeting – in 9 and 12 rounds.

The first fight went the full distance and ended in a draw. However, I think the second fight will end early. Wilder understands that the 12-round meeting is very likely to bring the first loss in his career. Deontay needs to use the chance of the puncher as quickly as possible to prevent Tyson from leaving the ring with the champion. At the same time, the Briton, despite his high intellect, likes to show off in front of the public. Perhaps Fury at times will try to apply force punch on the American. Let’s not forget that Tyson is a heavyweight with 20 knockouts behind him.

Tyson FuryDraw Deontay Wilder

Method of victory odds

  • Deontay Wilder KO, TKO or Disqualification – 2.40
  • Deontay Wilder Decision or Technical Decision – 12.00
  • Tyson Fury KO, TKO or Disqualification – 5.50
  • Tyson Fury Decision or Technical Decision – 2.37
  • Draw or Technical Draw – 21.00