As October rolls along, fans can now finally see a fight that feels like it has been almost two years in the making. In this article, we have our Heavyweight Boxing Odds for October 9th’s WBC Title Fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Who will be able to bring home the title?
The heavyweight division is for those fighters who weigh more than 200 pounds. The lower limit of the weight class is right at 201 pounds. These are weight classes that often see quite a bit of fluctuation. Fighters tend to balloon in weight because they don’t have an upper limit. That has been less the case with Tyson Fury and partly why he is still a heavyweight boxing odds favorite.
Now, that being said, this weight division usually has one or two constants contending in it. The problem is, because of COVID, there are two prominent heavyweights with several others waiting in the wings. Fury, for now, is at the top of the heap. However, Anthony Joshua could be lurking. First things first, Tyson Fury will have to take care of business.
Tyson Fury’s biggest problem is inactivity. He has not fought since February of 2020 when he TKO’d Deontay Wilder. It was one of the more brutal fights in recent Vegas history as Fury pummeled Wilder from the opening bell. As a matter of fact, after Round 7, it was Taylor’s handlers who threw in the towel literally. That gave Fury the TKO win. Scorecards were heavily and unanimously in favor of Fury.
The fighter fights in Las Vegas and is signed with Top Rank Boxing. His last five fights have been in the United States. The first bout between Fury and Wilder took place in California. Fury’s other four contests have come from the T-Mobile or MGM Grand Arenas. Fury has a clear message for Mr. Wilder as their third fight approaches. Caution for NSFW.
This is where the debate for Boxing Odds begins. Naturally, no one quite knows what will happen in this fight because of the layoff. It is a nice way of saying can Fury beat Wilder even worse than he did the last time they fought.
It is easy to see why Tyson Fury is the favorite. There is no fighter in this weight class that can look more dominant. He has a style that can simply make other fighters look bad. At times, Fury can look vulnerable. However, when he shows up and is motivated, few other fighters can go toe-to-toe with the heavyweight.
However, that layoff is again hard to look past. Fury last fought on February 22nd, 2020 against Deontay Wilder. So, come October 9th, it will be 18 1/2 months since he has been in the squared circle. Yes, Fury has trained like crazy but there is nothing like real ring action no matter how much sparring and “fighting” one does.
Fury looks clearly motivated. This is why he is our heavyweight boxing odds pick for this fight.
Ahead of this Saturday bout, the heavyweight boxing odds are out and they do not favor Wilder. Deontay Wilder has been listed between +220 and +250, while Fury has been a solid favorite since the summer. Despite all sorts of delays, the odds have mostly stayed the same. For perspective, the American boxer has been just as inactive as Fury has. That’s right.
As for the previous history, the two fights offer completely different studies. The first fight was much more competitive for Wilder. Although it took a late knockdown to “even” the fight. Despite that 10-8 championship round, many felt that Tyson Fury had done enough to win the fight. Again, Wilder was more active in the first bout. He was landing some jobs and many more power shots. Again, those power shots had some zip.
The problem became the second fight. Fury was motivated and in extremely good shape. That boded poorly for Wilder. The British boxer came out swinging and pummeled the American early and often. From the first round until the end of the seventh round, this fight was a pure beating.
Wilder could not defend the jab-straight right combination all night. Fury staggered Wilder late in round number two. After that, Fury boxed and power punched his way to victory. By the end, Wilder had been down several times and in the seventh, mercy came. If Fury starts aggressive, Wilder may not be able to keep pace.
For heavyweight boxing odds, our best bet is still taking on Tyson Fury for these reasons.
Before more COVID concerns, the boxing odds for Wilder were still cool at best. Little has changed there and there is little to indicate that Wilder has the ability to out point Fury. One has to hope for a lucky punch and catches Fury flat. That type of punch which caught the Brit late in the first fight. The chances of that happening are slim but not impossible even for the 35-year old Wilder.
The American once defended his titles ten straight times. Can he turn back the clock one more time and deliver a vintage performance? Anything is possible but both fighters on equal layoffs presents arguably a bigger problem for Wilder than Fury.
The heavyweight boxing odds say take Fury to win the October 9th installment.
Chris Wassel is a writer who enjoys many sports disciplines but his first love will always be hockey. That love of hockey spawned from a greater appreciation of numbers resulted in diving into sports betting. He has written articles on various sites for years focusing on betting and naturally NHL picks.