Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 Fight Pick and Betting Analysis

In the final fight of an incredible heavyweight trilogy, these two will face off just one year after the crushing defeat of Deontay Wilder by Fury. This Saturday, October 9th, 2021 the two heavyweights clash again with lucrative payouts from every sportsbook. 

We’re digging deep on their first two bouts, discussing the odds and money lines, and weighing the value on every prediction in this boxing pick and stats breakdown. 

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Betting Odds and Props

Here are the payouts for betting on each fighter. 

Fighter Moneylines, payout per dollar wagered
Tyson Fury -265, $0.38
Deontay Wilder  +225, $2.25

Fury closed as the underdog in his second bout with Wilder. It was a big shift away from his career as a serious favorite, boasting odds on average from -1900 to -8000. Their first matchup was the first time Fury would see underdog status in his life. 

WIlder is in the same situation, with money lines between -1700 and -7000 for his last ten bouts outside of Fury. His current underdog status is the second in his career, though he opened as the underdog in a prospective 2022 fight with Anthony Joshua as well. 

Fury’s $0.38 per dollar wagered payout is stunning for a rematch of a seventh round knockout and dominant performance.

Odds History For Wilder vs Fury 

Fighter  Fight One 2018 Fight 2 2020 Fight 3 2021
Fury -190 -360 -265
Wilder  -152 +250 +225

After their first fight ended in a draw, many analysts feel Fury did enough to show he could win in future bouts. Between fights one and two, both fighters won two fights. Wilder racked up another couple of knockouts, while Fury had one TKO and one unanimous decision. With a mentality like Fury’s, you can expect consistent improvement. .

Closest Over/Under Round Props 

6 ½  Rounds  7 ½ Rounds  8 ½ Rounds  9 ½ Rounds  10 ½ Rounds 
Over  -170 -122 +105 +130 +165
Under +150 +107 -125 -150 -190

As you can see, the shift in betting odds happens where the last fight ended, round seven. After seven, the over gets a bump in payout for its underdog status, moving from $0.59 in round six to $1.05 in round eight. 

Outside of their fights with one another, Wilder and Fury both took out six of his last ten opponents inside the ‘under 9 ½ Rounds’ prop range. I’m imagining we’ll see an even more aggressive Wilder, and the -190, $0.53 per dollar waged Under 10 ½ Rounds prop is reasonable and lucrative. 

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Tale of the Tape 

Fighter  Tyson Fury  Deontay Wilder 
Age 33 35
Height 6’9’’ 6’7’’
Reach 85’’ 83’’
Total Fights 31 44
Record 30-0-1 42-1-1
Knockouts 23 31
Stance Orthodox  Orthodox 


193 150
Inactivity  595 595

Weigh in 

273 231

Fury has the majority of natural advantages, except for experience. Though Deontay has more knockouts, Fury has a better KO percentage among wins, 76% to 73%. 

“I have never met a man as tall as me who is as quick as me, ever.” -Tyson Fury 

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Fight Records and Performances

Fury Defeated two opponents in between fight one and fight two with Deontay Wilder. First, he knocked out the undefeated Tom Schwarz in the second round. Then, he took a decision win over undefeated Otto Wallin. Both fights were heavily favored for Fury. 

Wilder took a similar route, knocking out two undefeated fighters in Luis Ortiz and Dominic Breazeale. It’s clear that neither fighter looked to hide from up and coming heavyweights, they’re simply too far separated from the majority of heavyweight competition, save Anthony Joshua and now Oleksander Usyk. 

It’s clear to me that the majority of the pick analysis must be found inside their first two bouts. 

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Fight 1 Punch Tracker Analysis

In the first fight, it was declared a split decision draw, each fighter taking one judges scorecard and the third judge calling the bout a draw. 

Fury landed 115 shots throughout the fight to WIlder’s 85, though the majority of Wilder’s shots were power punches. In round nine and twelve, Fury was knocked down, evening out the scorecards to Deontay’s favor. 

Aside from round three, the fighters stayed within two punches of one another for the first eight rounds. It was a close bout that could have gone either way, despite Fury landing a difference of thirty punches. 

You can take a closer look at the punch-stats here

Here are the score cards. 

Betting Card

You can see that none of the judges could make sense of the first eight rounds. Fury is tough to score because he does absorb significant shots, but at a rate half that of most heavyweights. On average, Fury is hit six times per round. For most Heavyweights that number is sixteen. One judge gave the first four rounds to Wilder despite his being outstruck and outmaneuvered. 

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Fight 2 Punch Tracker Analysis

In this bout the punch stats don’t tell the story of the fight. Fury landed 82 punches to Wilder’s 34. The Fury corner strategy came from coming in heavy, thirty pounds difference from their first bout, and weighing on Wilder inside each exchange.

Every opportunity to tie up and lean on Wilder was taken by Fury, The hit, hit, clench strategy bordered on illegal, and Fury lost a point in the fifth for some dirty boxing during a clench break. 

Tyson Fury knocked Wilder down five times before the corner stoppage, in addition to several slips to the canvas by Wilder. 

What Does Deontay Wilder Have to Do to Beat Tyson Fury?

It’s clear that Wilder must build a better strategy for managing distance, something that Wilder hasn’t needed in a whole career made of people running from his nightmarish power. 

Fury is even bigger coming into this fight, with the weight now a normal part of his frame. Fighters need time to adjust to carrying new weight and I expect an even more poised, quicker Fury coming into this weekend. 

Wilder needs to avoid the ropes and the clench, find a method to beat Fury to the jab, and land his right hand with more consistency than he could in two fights prior. It’s a big ask. 

Who Will Win between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder? 

Wilder is a knockout artist, but Fury is a tactician. I see an equally devastating gameplan coming into Saturday for a Fury win. 

Place your bet now for Tyson Fury at -265 with Betonline.ag

Jacob Clark / Author

Jacob Clark had a 15 year career as a professional MMA fighter, coach, and Greg Jackson’s alum. Now, TikTok’s 12th most important BJJ influencer is bringing his sports and betting knowledge to you here at TheSportsGeek. He spends his time cooking vietnamese food and playing D&D with his family. You can meet him at jiu-jitsu open mats all over Indiana.

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