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Fury vs. Wilder 2 Predictions

Shayne:

Wilder knocks Fury down again and this time Fury doesn’t get up. Wilder by KO in the 8th. Bet Wilder to win -120, Wilder to win inside the distance +115

Mike:

This has to be one of the most anticipated heavyweight fights in recent history. This rematch should be worth the price, whether in person or at home. If you saw the first fight, it will go the same way, but i don’t see Deontay Wilder getting any knockdowns this time around. This fight will go the distance and will result in a majority decision for Tyson Fury. 

Kevin:

I think the matchup favors Fury. He’s the more skilled boxer, and while Deontay Wilder is capable of ending a fight at any given moment, Fury has one heckuva chin on him. Yes, Wilder put him down the first time. But Fury got up. One big shot may not be enough to stop the Gypsy King. The one thing giving me slight pause is Fury’s weight. Fury weighed in at 273 pounds Friday, 16.5 pounds heavier than he was for his first meeting with the Bronze Bomber and 18.5 pounds heavier than he was when we saw saw him against Otto Wallin. Wilder was a bit heavier, too, though, weighing in at 231, up 11.5 pounds from his last fight against Luis Ortiz and up 18.5 pounds from his first fight against Fury. Fury insists his extra weight is not a problem, although he didn’t take his shirt off on the scale. Unlike the situation a couple months ago where Andy Ruiz, Jr. showed up heavy for his rematch with Anthony Joshua, though, Fury’s not going up against a guy looking to play the long game. Fury has enough power to hang with Wilder, so while that’s not the ideal situation for him to be in, he’s not totally doomed even if his physique and condition aren’t where we’ve seen it in the past. Make no mistake, though, that scenario definitely favors Wilder. Also unlike Ruiz, who insisted the elevated number on the scale was essentially fake news, the result of waiting around all day to weigh in and eating beforehand, Fury openly said he’s looking to bring power to the fight.

If Fury’s telling the truth and his weight is, in fact, not an issue, then we have to look at Wilder’s weight. 231 is the heaviest he’s been in his career, the previous heaviest being 229 in 2015 against Eric Molina. In that bout, he needed 9 rounds to stop Molina, who hadn’t done much of note prior to the fight, looked out of shape during the fight, and since the fight, his best win was over a 39-year-old Tomasz Adamek. While Wilder didn’t look out of shape nor overly muscled on the scale, I’m still wondering how he’ll fare if Fury can take this fight into the later rounds.

The pick: Fury TKO10

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