Their first bout was a draw, and now as Tyson Fury 2 and Deontay Wilder prepare to throw hands again Feb.22 in Las Vegas, NV., New Jersey oddsmakers William Hill and NJ.bet365 can’t agree on an outcome.
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What are the odds?
William Hill sportsbook lists Fury a slight favorite. A $100 bet on Wilder returns $180, while NJ.bet365 sees the fight as even money.
Many feel that Fury defeated Wilder in 2018. The ringside judges disagreed, scoring the fight a draw. The bout was loaded with drama, as Wilder scored two knockdowns. Between the knockdowns, the crafty Fury outboxed the power-punching Wilder, likely winning eight out of the 12 rounds.
Deontay Wilder – Tyson Fury II Betting Predictions
Fury’s and Wilder’s styles are as different as Jekyll’s and Hyde’s. Fury, a hulking six-foot-nine, moves like a middleweight. Wilder, almost the same height, but built more like a basketball player, isn’t particularly quick or nimble.
But he is powerful. When he talks knockout, people listen. He’s sent 42 opponents, in 43 fights, to sleep. Fury has scored 20 stoppages, in his 29 fights, but his game is all about angles and boxing IQ.
Surprisingly, in the weeks leading up to the rematch, it’s been Fury who’s been talking knockout.
“I’ll meet you, Deontay, in the middle of the ring,” said Fury a few weeks ago at a press conference. “I won’t be running. Just watch out for the right hand because you’re going to sleep in two rounds.”
Wilder scoffs at Fury’s Prediction
“He has pillows for fists,” Wilder said.” I’m the lion. I’m the king of the jungle. I’m going to rip his head off his body.”
Laying money on Fury 2 scoring a knockout will win $600 on a $100 bet. But will it happen? Fury has said that he’s going to weigh roughly 20 pounds more than his first go around with Wilder. His edge will be about 50 pounds.
Wilder has been buzzed a few times in his career. But, going mano a mano with Wilder is very dangerous. The skinny champion carries TNT in his right hand. He doesn’t require a number of punches to score a knockout. One will do the trick. His right.
Fury did jar Wilder during their first fight. Is he building off of that moment? Getting in Wilder’s head?
Probably a little, but Fury also knows he can box circles around Wilder. I do believe he will be more active, but boxing is his forte. Wilder will stalk and look for one. Fury will move and jab. The fight could go a different way if Wilder uses his long stick to set-up his power punch.
I agree with the oddsmakers. This is basically a 50-50 fight, but I give Fury the edge to win the fight by decision.