Fight Night Betting Preview: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury II

Deontay Wilder (42-0, 41 KO's) vs. Tyson Fury II (30-0, 29 KO's)
February 22, 2020 - Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Betting Line: Wilder -135 / Fury +105
Network: ESPN / FOX PPV

Boxing fans and bettors are in for a treat. Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury II is arguably the most anticipated heavyweight rematch of all time. The rematch will go down on Saturday, February 22nd in Las Vegas, Nevada.

These heavy hitters last met in December 2018. They fought to a split decision draw which resulted in Wilder retaining his WBC Heavyweight title. The decision was a controversial one as viewers both in the arena and out felt Fury did enough to earn the decision.

Tyson Fury landed big shots on Wilder. He hurt the Bronze Bomber on multiple occassions and used excellent movement to stay out of Wilder's range and avoid his biggest shots.

Fury outstruck Wilder 84-to-71 while landing 26% of his punches to Wilder's 17%. The Brit out-landed the American in nine of 12 rounds.

Still, Wilder did drop the Gypsy King in the 9th and 12th round.

The Wilder fight was Fury's third fight since returning from a three year hiatus. In his two previous fights, Fury secured wins over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta.

Since their first fight, Fury TKO'd Tom Shwarz and scored a unanimous decision victory over Otto Wallin.

Following the draw to Fury, Deontay Wilder scored a first round KO over Dominic Breazeale and a 7th round KO over Luis Ortiz.

Both fighters' undefeated records will be on the line on Saturday. Also up for grabs are Wilder's WBC title, the vacant The Ring title, and lineal heavyweight titles.

Deontay Wilder is one of the biggest punches we've ever seen. Both he and Fury have knocked out every fighter to step before them. Fury displayed a better boxing acumen in the first fight, but he still went tumbling to the canvas twice. Can he go another 12 rounds with Wilder without looking up at the canvas? Can Wilder?

Fury's movement was the difference the last time around and it wasn't enough. Wilder's power won't change and can't be accounted for, but movement can be anticipated.

My money's on Deontay Wilder. It's a rematch. It's in Vegas. Anything close will go Wilder's way. Fury will need to KO Wilder to win the fight. While that's possible, I wouldn't put my money on it. Wilder by KO it is.