The undercard gets underway around 9 p.m. ET on Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but fans and bettors will have to wait until around midnight ET for the most-anticipated WBC heavyweight fight in years between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.
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Both fighters come into matchup undefeated with Wilder boasting a career 40-0 record with 39 KOs, while Fury is 27-0 with 19 KOs. Sportsbooks are seeing massive action on this fight with Wilder going off as a -180 favorite in the latest Wilder vs. Fury odds, meaning a $180 bet would return $100. Fury is set at +150 on the money line, meaning a $100 bet would return $150. If you’re looking to lay a bet on this heavyweight battle, be sure you check out the Wilder vs. Fury picks and predictions from SportsLine boxing guru Peter Kahn.
He’s the same boxing insider who called Shawn Porter upsetting Danny Garcia in September, which paid +140 on the money line. Kahn also nailed the draw in the first GGG vs. Canelo fight, a monumental prediction that paid $2,000 for every $100 risked.
A fight game veteran with over 20 years of experience as a manager, promoter and adviser, Kahn has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on inside and outside the ring. He can be heard weekly as co-host of “The Fight Guys” podcast. Now Kahn has evaluated Wilder vs. Fury from every possible angle and locked in his Fury vs. Wilder picks only over at SportsLine.
Kahn expects Wilder to look for the big KO punch in this bout, but also likes Fury’s ability to avoid the big hit in the opening rounds.
“Wilder will seem reckless at times, he’s only trying to land one knockout punch that will close the show,” Kahn told SportsLine. “For Wilder, he has 36 minutes to accomplish this. Fury might hang around due to his movement and boxing skills and even outbox Wilder in the early going.”
From there, Kahn has a strong prediction for exactly how the fight plays out, and he’s sharing it only over at SportsLine.
We can tell you Kahn is going Over 9.5 rounds, but his much stronger pick is on the winner, and exactly how long this fight lasts. He’s identified the crucial X-factor that he believes makes one fighter a must-back.
The build-up has been tense, with both men adamant that they will be able to extend their individual unbeaten record by knocking the other out.
Whether it is Fury or Wilder who is victorious, the result will also pave the way for how the heavyweight division will look going forward – with Anthony Joshua no doubt keeping his eye on the result.
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Tyson Fury bids to upset the odds on Saturday night when he takes on WBC champion Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles. Wilder is defending his WBC title for the eighth time, while Fury is challenging for a world belt just three fights into his comeback after a two-year plus lay-off. The champion is the favourite, and is being backed by the likes of Anthony Joshua and George Foreman, while Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis see it in Fury’s favour. Here we’ve accumulated predictions from boxers, promoters and trainers.