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Fury v Wilder betting tips: Fury vows ‘more of the same’

| 07.10.2021
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Odds and preview for Sunday’s WBC heavyweight title fight

The battle for the WBC heavyweight championship will be decided on Sunday morning as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder meet for the third time, so we look at some Fury v Wilder betting tips.

The third fight in the trilogy had been set to occur last summer but Wilder was recovering from an eye injury and it was cancelled again in July.

The WBC heavyweight title fight finally takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning and is live on BT Sport Box Office with the ring-walk scheduled for approximately 4.30am.

Power and the Fury

It has been a long road to get to this point. Set to occur last summer, it was delayed again in December due to the Covid-19 pandemic which prevented a capacity crowd.

Frustrated Fury instead attempted to make a two-fight unification deal with Anthony Joshua, but Wilder went to arbitration to invoke a clause in his contract for this third fight.

The 2008 Olympic bronze medallist got his wish, but not before the bout was postponed a third time as Fury came down with Covid-19 for a second time.

Fury and Wilder clashed in December 2018, with Fury out-boxing the Bronze Bomber but he was floored twice in the 12th round and secured a split draw.

In their second meeting in February 2020, the Briton took the fight to Wilder and dropped him three times to notch a seventh-round TKO win after Wilder’s trainer threw in the towel.

It was the first defeat of Wilder’s career and he enters this fight with a 42-1-1 record, boasting 41 knockouts. He is the 9/4 underdog to win and it is 12/1 that he wins in rounds 9-12.

Unbeaten Fury has a two-inch height and reach advantage and made easy work of the second fight. He boasts a 30-0-1 record with 21 knockouts and is the 4/11 favourite, while he can be backed to win in rounds 5-8 at 3/1 in Fury v Wilder betting tips.

Wilder takes a different approach

The fight carries even more relevance after Oleksandr Usyk shocked many in September with a decisive win over Anthony Joshua, with the winner this weekend likely to challenge Usyk next year.

Wilder, 35, has linked up with a new trainer in Malik Scott for the third fight and could be a less predictable fighter this time.

In the second fight he was telling too much with his right hand and Fury, 33, was intelligent enough to read him.

Wilder, who is 11/4 to win by a KO or a disqualification, looks in prime condition, yet Fury had his measure in the second bout, unloading a storm of stiff headshots and not missing anything against the bloodied and battered Wilder.

Yet Wilder has one-punch power and Fury’s preparation has been fragmented. It should be a fascinating fight and it is 15/8 that the fight will go the distance and 14/1 that Wilder will win on points.

Fury supremely confident

Fury recently described the Alabama knockout artist as “the most dangerous fighter on this planet” but insisted he will defeat him for a second time.

The Gypsy King, who is 11/4 to win by decision or technical decision and 4/9 to score a knockdown, said: “There’s no way that Wilder can beat me. It’s not a thing. He couldn’t beat me after all the years out of the ring and all the weight loss and everything.

“And, when I had a proper training camp for the second one, he got obliterated – and the third time I’m expecting more of the same to be fair.”

He added: “Deontay Wilder is the most dangerous fighter on this planet, all weights, doesn’t matter, Wilder’s the dangerman of them all.”

The odds for a Fury win in rounds 7-12 are 11/4, while it is 9/4 that he wins on points as the last of our Fury v Wilder betting tips.

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Simon Milham