Check out this weeks Boxing tips & analysis as Tyson Fury & Deontay Wilder return to the ring in one of the most anticipated clashes of the century.

Boxing Tips & Preview – Wilder V Fury 2

15:30 (AEDT), Sun 23rd Feb @ Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Career records: 

  • Fury – 29-1-0 (20 by KO/TKO)
  • Wilder – 42-1-0 (41 by KO/TKO)

Last bout: 

  • Wilder def Ortiz – Rd 7 KO
  • Fury def Wallin – Decision

Analysis: Featuring the perfect mixture of power punching, defensive boxing and Rocky-like drama, their first fight proved to be this generations “Rumble in the Jungle”. With Fury seemingly knocked out in the 12th round, it looked as if Wilder had KO #42. While Wilder celebrated, Fury somehow rose from the ashes. Despite the brutal knockdown, Tyson Fury finished as the aggressor to cap off an all-time Heavyweight fight. Although the fight was controversially called a draw, fans certainly got what they paid for.

There isn’t anything splitting the two with both men entering the ring as equal $1.91 favourites. The majority believe Fury won the first fight and plenty has changed since that historic night. ‘The Gypsy King’ has since parted ways with trainer and long-time friend, Ben Davison with whom he credits his comeback to. In addition, Tyson Fury is coming back after going 12-rounds with Otto Wallin where he received a nasty cut above his right eye. Although Fury was victorious, he received 47 stitches for his troubles and fears are rife that it could open again.

For Wilder, he has found comfort in the familiar. Wilder has been with the same trainer for the entirety of his career and they will no doubt be making some adjustments. Wilder believes he was forcing his punches and was too desperate to land the right hand, rather than letting it happen naturally. While we will see these slight adjustments from ‘The Bronze Bomber’, Fury simply has a wider skill set. Wilder said it best – “He has to be perfect for 12 rounds, I have to be perfect for 1 second”. Tyson Fury has stated he will be more aggressive, and look for a knockout of his own. It may be smoke and mirrors, although he will likely set the pace early.

Pro Predicitons:

Mike Tyson – “As big as he is, it isn’t easy to hit Tyson Fury. He’s so elusive. I’m going with Tyson” – Fury

David Haye – “He (Fury) will end up walking into one of the biggest shots in boxing history. Wilder is that guy unfortunately” – Wilder

Conor McGregor – “I think if he (Fury) keeps his mind strong, keeps his playfulness in there, keep his sharpness, his elusiveness, he can do the job” – Fury

Frank Warren – “I think he’ll knock him out. I think Tyson will stop him” – Fury

Anthony Joshua – “If I was a betting man yeah, I think Fury wins” – Fury

Ben Davison – “As long as Tyson’s switched on, concentrated, knows not to switch off, knows what adaptions to make then he’ll be victorious” – Fury

Boxing Tips:

If you like Wilder: Deontay Wilder via KO/TKO in R1-6 @ $6.00

If you like Fury: Tyson Fury via points or decision @ $2.63 (recommended)