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Fury v Wilder betting tips: Gypsy King favourite to retain crown

| 09.10.2021

Fury v Wilder betting tips and odds

Tyson Fury defends his WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas this weekend in the third bout between the pair in three years.

The first fight at the end of 2018 ended in a controversial draw, but the ‘Gypsy King’ became world champion when he stopped Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch in February last year and is 2/5 to retain his belt.

The American has brought in a new trainer for Sunday’s fight, so let’s see whether that move will make a difference in our Fury v Wilder betting tips.

All change for Wilder

Wilder dispensed with coach Mark Breland as punishment for throwing in the towel 20 months ago and replaced him with Malik Scott, who was knocked out within 100 seconds by the hard-hitting ‘Bronze Bomber’ when they met as professionals seven years ago.

Scott says he has not tried to remould Wilde into a different fighter but has instead brought out some of his understated attributes ahead of Sunday’s trilogy battle.

He said: “When it came to working with Deontay’s fundamentals it was easy because he has good fundamentals, it’s just a lot of times he didn’t use them.

Deontay Wilder, Malik Scott, Fury v Wilder betting tips

“When he got into a fight, a lot of those things disappeared and I just never understood why. It’s because he got content with just knocking people out with one weapon which was the right hand.

“It’s not like I gave him a toolbox and I’m teaching him something new. I’m just reminding him about so many different tools that he just wasn’t using.”

Power is the key to success for Wilder, who knocked Fury down twice in the first fight only for the Brit to rise from the canvas on both occasions, but the Alabaman never got close in the rematch.

Wilder needs to find something different to beat Fury who has been taunting his rival over unfounded allegations he cheated in the rematch by placing a foreign object in his gloves although he had earlier produced a litany of excuse for the loss, including the bizarre claim he was weighed down by his heavy ring-walk costume which meant he had “no legs” for the fight.

 

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Fury, who tested positive for coronavirus three months ago although his symptoms were thought to be mild, has laughed off those insinuating remarks and insisted his opponent is “weak”.

He said: “I ask the question, if I only won because I cheated, what was the point of changing everything and doing all this other work?

“Deep down in his soul, he knows that he lost and he’ll lose again. After this fight he’ll be back working in that fast food chain that he was working at earlier on in his career. It’s retirement for him.”

Fury is 10/11 to win by a KO, TKO or disqualification and 3/1 to get the job done on points, while another win between the seventh and nine rounds is priced at 9/2 – the same odds for a victory between the fourth and sixth. Another win in the seventh is 12/1.

The American’s best hope is is to land a big punch and he is 5/2 to win by a knockout or 14/1 to get the judges’ verdict in our Fury v Wilder betting tips.

Big fight Info

Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Las Vegas, Nevada

When: 04:00 Sunday 10th October

How to watch: BT Sport Box Office

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner