On Saturday, October 9, Deontay Wilder and WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury will dance for the third time. The first fight ended in a draw while in the second fight, Fury easily handled Wilder. Check out current Boxing odds on MyBookie, the keys to victory as well as information on the undercard bouts.
Updated Boxing Betting Analysis for Fury vs Wilder 3
WBC Heavyweight Title Fight: Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder III
- When: Saturday, Oct. 9
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Tyson Fury -310 vs. Deontay Wilder +250
- Fury keys to victory
Fury must do what he did in the second fight, which is outbox Deontay. Tyson displayed much better boxing skills.
Not only that, but he also showed he’s the better defensive fighter. Fury provides excellent head movement without crossing his feet or changing his base. So when Deontay comes in throwing jabs, Fury has the ability to duck and then deliver blows to Wilder’s midsection.
Few heavyweights in history can move the way Fury does. As long as he is light on his feet, he should have no trouble circling Deontay with the left jab, should he choose, or moving to his right and countering off Wilder’s left.
- Wilder keys to victory
Deontay cannot fight backwards. He hasn’t developed the skills to do so, which means if he hopes to turn the tables on Fury, he must be the aggressor.
In the second fight, Wilder tried to outbox Fury. That’s not going to happen. There isn’t a heavyweight in the world who can outbox Fury.
It’s also not as easy to say that Wilder will target Tyson’s midsection. Boxing matches don’t play where you can come up with a specific strategy.
What Deontay must do is punch off his line, meaning he must throw across his base. What this means is that when he throws his right jab, his head goes to the right. When he throws his left jab, his head goes to the left.
If Deontay can do that, and then move both his feet without crossing himself up, he will be much more competitive than he was in the second bout.
Fury vs. Wilder III Undercard is set
All though all eyes will be on Tyson Fury against Deontay Wilder, from a boxing handicapping point-of-view, the undercard bouts could be more interesting. Fury is a -290 chalk. By fight time, he could be a much lower favorite.
The odds on the undercard bouts suggest more competitive fights. Odds aren’t available for Jared Anderson versus Vladimir Tereshkin.
Odds are set for the other two bouts on the main card.
Adam Kownacki -300 vs. Robert Helenius +240
Efe Ajagba +140 vs. Frank Sanchez -170
Next week, we’ll go more in depth into Wilder versus Fury and make picks for the other fights on the card. In the meantime, keep an eye out for our boxing blog.
Although no big names are fighting on Saturday, Oct. 2, a couple of great boxers are in action. Chris Eubanks steps into the ring versus Anatoli Muratov and Miguel Vasquez throws down against Oliver Flores.
Both are worth checking out. Until then, good luck with your picks.