On Saturday, February 22, it will be the biggest fight of the year as two unbeaten heavyweights battle for the second time, as Deontay Wilder takes on Tyrson Fury at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. These two fought in December of 2018 to a controversial split decision draw. The fight can be seen on pay-per-view around the world on various platforms. Wilder comes into the fight with a record of 42-0-1, with 41 knockouts, while Fury is 29-0-1 with 20 knockouts. Let’s look at the bout and boxing picks.
Boxing Odds at BookMaker
Deontay Wilder: -126
Tyson Fury: -104
Over/Under Rounds: 10.5 (over -150)
Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 knockouts)
In his last five fights Wilder is 4-0-1. He defeated Luis Ortiz by 7th round knockout in November of last year, knocked out Dominic Breazeale in the first round in May of last year, fought to a draw against Tyson Fury in December of 2018, won by TKO against Luis Ortiz in March of 2018 and knocked out Bermane Stiverne in the first round in November of 2017. Wilder gets a knockout win 97% of the time.
Wilder came into the first bout against Fury weighing just 212.5 pounds. It was lower than his average weight which is over 220 pounds. He will still be at a weight advantage, as Fury may come into this fight near 270 pounds. “It’s not like I sat there and figured out a number and said, ‘I want to hit that number,’” Fury said to the media, “I’m a heavyweight. I can weigh what I want to weigh. What I want is to be at my best on Feb. 22.”
Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 knockouts)
In his last fight fights, Fury is 4-0-1. He won a unanimous decision against Otto Wallin in September of last year, won by 2nd round TKO against Tom Schwarz in June of last year, fought to a draw against Deontay Wilder in December of 2018, won by PTS against Francesco Pianeta in the 10th round in August of 2018 and won by RTD against Sefer Seferi in the fourth round in June of 2018. Fury gets a knockout win 68% of the time.
“Deontay Wilder as great champion as he is made 10 defenses of his belt, he is equal to the greats of Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Wladimir Klitschko. He is in great company at the moment with 10 defenses.” Fury said to ESPN, “But like I always say I am very, very brutally honest guy. And I can not tell lies even if I am trying to sell this fight massively. This guy has the boxing ability of a bill filler, a six-round bill filler, with a massive punch.”
The first fight between these two ended in a draw. Fury won the boxing battle, but Wilder got a big knockdown in the final round. The rematch doesn’t figure to be different, as Wilder is going to be looking for the big shot to get the knockout. The question is whether or not Fury can stay out of Wilder’s way. I think the added weight will cause Fury trouble and eventually Wilder will find his way through Fury’s defenses and get the knockout. I will take Wilder to get the win. I also think the rounds are worth playing. Oddsmakers have put up a total of 10.5 and the juice is on the over. I know the first fight went the distance, but these two have massive power and I think this one ends in a knockout, so I will take the rounds to go under.
Boxing Pick: Wilder to win by knockout and the rounds to go under the total
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