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Saturday, December 1st from Los Angeles linear heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will face W.B.C. champion Deontay Wilder on Showtime. Wilder, 40-0, 39 KO’s, has knocked out every opponent he has faced and will look to make quick work of the former champ Fury, 27-0, 19 KO’s, who has not fought a relevant opponent in over 3-years. Oddsmakers opened Wilder at -120 moneyline but 70% of boxing predictions on Wilder have inflated the fight odds to -170. Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Fight Odds have Fury as a +130 underdog (Wager $100 to Win $230) at BOVADA SPORTSBOOK

ESPN2 NEWS Analysis:   The 6’8″ Fury is a  defensive”cutie” that likes to feint, jab, move and outbox his much smaller opponents. Fury notched a career defining win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 then fell into a spiral of drug abuse and mental illness. The 6’7″ Wilder is an aggressive boxer/puncher that likes to shoot a long whipping jab off the hip to set up blazing combinations. Wilder’s best outing was a life and death battle with top contender Luis Ortiz in March. “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 33, is the most deadly puncher in the sport and it is hard to envision the relatively light-punching “Gypsy King” Fury, 30 beating the prime W.B.C. champion. Expect the big bombs of Wilder to grind down the tough but outgunned Fury by round 8. Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Fight Odds have the Over/Under at 9.5 Rounds with the Over at -160 at BOVADA SPORTSBOOK

ESPN2 News Boxing Predictions: Wilder via KO

Fury/Wilder Power Ratings

Height: Fury +1

Strength/Size: Fury +1

Use of Reach: –

Power: 7/10

Hand Speed/Accuracy: 7.5/8

Stamina: 7/7

Defense: 8/7

Chin/Resiliency: 8/8

Jab: 8/9

Boxing Ability: 8/7.5

Agility/Balance: 8/7

Bodypunching/In-Fight: Wilder +1

Intelligence: Fury +1

Confidence/Focus/Will To Win: Wilder +3

Cuts/Injury/Age/Inactivity: Wilder +1

Bodypunch Resilence: Wilder +1

Judges Scoring: –

Trainer: –

ESPN2 News Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury Fight Odds: Wilder -250

FIGHT QUOTE: “He can run but he can’t hide.” – Joe Louis prior to Louis vs Conn

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