Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Nevada
Tyson Fury is expected to make Deontay Wilder pay for forcing his proposed unification clash with Anthony Joshua to be shelved.
Wilder utilised a clause triggering a third fight with the Gypsy King but that may not prove the wisest decision he has made.
We’re giving the British boxer a confident vote at 7/20 for our opening Fury vs Wilder 3 prediction.
A Look At Tyson Fury’s Betting Odds
Most pundits agree that Fury was unlucky to be only given a draw from his first bout with Wilder back in December 2018.
The Gypsy King left nothing to chance in a February 2020 rematch, flooring the Bronze Bomber in the third and fifth rounds before stopping him in the seventh.
That was a 30th win for the 32-year-old, who has no fears over emerging from this trilogy with his unbeaten record intact.
“Shall we do it and put him out of his misery?” declared 6ft 9in Fury.
“Crack the other side of his skull? Give him another shoulder injury, another bicep injury, a leg injury…the whole lot.
“Wilder, contract’s signed, you’re getting smashed. When I say smashed, I mean smash, smash, smash.
“You’re getting knocked out, end of, one round, you’re going, I’ve got your soul, your mojo, everything. I own you.”
Bravado aside, Fury may prefer to avoid getting involved in a brawl here, especially with that big-money fight versus Joshua still in the pipeline.
Looking at the Fury vs Wilder 3 odds, we like 13/5 for the Gypsy King to jab his way to a points victory this time.
A Look At Deontay Wilder’s Betting Odds
Wilder will be clinging on to the belief that he can hurt Fury, having come agonisingly close to knocking him out in their initial contest.
The Bronze Bomber floored his rival in the ninth round and then sent him crashing hard to the canvas in the 12th via a right-left combination.
Fury’s recovery will go down in boxing folklore as one of the most dramatic episodes in ring history.
Promoter Frank Warren has warned the Gypsy King not to be drawn into any complacency, though.
He told BT Sport: “Tyson should come through but he can’t afford to become complacent, as Wilder is with a new trainer.
“But I just look at his age and wonder what can he do different?
“Can he outbox Tyson? No. Can he outpunch Tyson? He’s a very dangerous and big puncher but Tyson’s been on the floor twice in the first fight and got up.
“Can he take Tyson’s power? No. Tyson stopped him, had him all over the place in the last fight.
“Is he going to turn into a great boxer? I don’t know but he’s a dangerous puncher, so I’ll say again that Tyson can’t be complacent.”
Both fighters will be coming off 17-month lay-offs, so that could lead to some ring-rust early on and then a slightly cagey contest.
Let’s add a saver on 2/1 for the bout to go the full 12 rounds to our Fury vs Wilder 3 betting tips.
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