It’s fight week. But unlike the last time Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder threw down, we must deal with low odds on the favorite. Tyson Fury started out a -190 chalk. Now, a few days before he throws down against Deontay Wilder for the third time, money has flown to Fury, making him a more massive favorite. Check out the Boxing odds as well as additional information on what each fighter must do to win on Saturday night. We’ll make picks in our Friday boxing blog.
Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder III
- When: Oct. 9, 2021
- Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- Boxing Odds: Wilder +210 / Fury -270
- Over/Under Odds: O 7 ½ (-125) / U 7 ½ (+105) : Bet Now
What must Wilder do to Turn the Tables on Fury?
Deontay Wilder has no shot of beating Tyson Fury unless he changes his style. Wilder must use his jab to keep Fury at a distance.
Then, he must use his jab to move into Fury. One of the things Wilder has never been good at doing is throwing to set up other punches.
If we watch a great boxer like Marvelous Marvin Hagler or Julio Caesar Chavez, we notice they don’t throw punches to always land. The greats like Hagler and Chavez threw punches to set up other punches.
Wilder must understand weight distribution, where his weight is at every point. Where his weight is determines what punch to throw. So if his weight is on his front foot, he must throw his left, either a hook or jab.
If Wilder’s weight is on his right foot, he must throw his right, either a cross, or uppercut to the body. Unless Wilder understands this, Fury will outbox him.
What Must Fury do to Ensure a Repeat of the Second Fight?
Fury should do the same thing he did in the last fight. Although Tyson displays awesome head movement, incredible balance, and quick hands, Fury managed to knock out Wilder in the second fight because he pressed and countered.
Tyson Fury can outbox most any heavyweight on the planet. First, he always knows on what foot his weight is. Fury never throws a punch off balance. It looks like he does, but if you study his feet, they’re in perfect position for the punch he throws.
Second, Fury is a master at countering his opponent. Boxers don’t just counter with punches. They also counter by winning position. Fury is a master at winning position, or winning angles.
Where will the Money Go Leading up to Fight Night?
Boxing handicappers watch the second fight and know Deontay Wilder has a huge hill to climb. He must work on something different. He can’t just rely on power to beat a fighter like Tyson Fury.
So although Fury is the chalk, he’s not an underlay yet, which is why the money should continue to flow to Tyson. Once, or if, Tyson breaks the -300 mark, some boxing gamblers will talk themselves into backing Wilder.
But until that happens, the money should continue to flow to Fury’s corner.