Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are returning to the ring for a rematch. The highly anticipated second fight between these two massive names will see old rivals go head-to-head once more on Sunday, and the stakes are high…
This hotly anticipated boxing match takes us back to Los Angeles on 1st December 2018, where the two heavyweight champions first fought to defend their titles. After years of build-up, the outcome went down as one of the most controversial recent history, with a split draw being called and a rematch scheduled.
There’s little contention that Fury commanded the fight and in many ways was the better boxer throughout, throwing some of his best swings throughout the 12 rounds. For many people, Fury was the rightful winner, but Wilder, the favourite, knocked Fury down twice and landed some heavy jabs of his own, which many believe swayed the judges’ decision although he had given a more patchy performance overall.
This Sunday 23rd February, more than a year since this momentous fight, Wilder and Fury are back with a vengeance, and a lot to prove… Tune in at 04:00 GMT time to watch the epic bout unfold live.
Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (5/6)
The odds are leaning towards 34-year-old Wilder for this fight, and it’s not hard to see why after a quick glimpse at the stats. For starters, Wilder’s record is superb: of the 43 professional fights in his career, he has won 42 of them and drawn just 1. An astonishing 41 of these victories were won by knockout.
The Bronze Bomber’s recent triumph over Luis Ortiz in a rematch showcased his raw power and talent and showed the world that he is still at the top of his game.
Weighing in at 212 lbs, Wilder is a fearful contender wherever he’s fighting; however, this rematch is taking place in his home country which naturally gives him the edge over Fury in terms of crowd support.
Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (1/1)
Having been vocal about his personal struggles with addiction and mental health issues, Fury has never been one to shy away from harder truths. There’s no doubt that Fury will be treated as the underdog, especially among the American fans; however, the Gypsy King’s confidence is undeniable.
He may be a bit of an outsider, but in many ways Fury has the heart and stamina of a champion. The odds may be slightly against him, but the longer the fight goes on, the more likely he is to triumph over Wilder.
Wilder to win in rounds 1-3: 9/1
Wilder to be knocked down: 9/4
Wilder to win by knockout: 33/10
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