Tyson Fury, of England, lands a right to Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury, of England, lands a right to Deontay Wilder during a WBC heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury III Best Bets/Props

Patrick Werkmeister

From T-Mobile Arena in beautiful Las Vegas, Deontay Wilder and heavyweight champion Tyson Fury face off for the third chapter in this heated rivalry. The last time these two fought was 20 months ago during The Gypsy King’s massacre KO victory against Wilder. At weigh-ins, these fighters posted the heaviest weights of their career at 277 and 238 pounds for Fury and Wilder, respectively. With Tyson being the lone undefeated heavyweight with 30+ wins, he has a favorable opportunity to close out this series. Still, these giants should deliver a great show with all the power they possess. Here are the bets I like in this heavyweight title bout.

FanDuel Promo Fury Vs Wilder

Tyson Fury via KO/TKO (-110)
The opening moneyline for this contest initially favored Fury more heavily at -350, but his odds dropped slightly to -290 due to early bettors. The prop for Tyson Fury to win by KO/TKO is boosted to +160 on FanDuel which is well worth taking advantage of. In the previous match, Tyson Fury put on a dominating display versus Wilder winning via technical knockout in the 7th round. Fury was able to bully the Tuscaloosa brawler into the corner and pepper him repeatedly before the referee had to stop the beating. His whacky unpredictable style at 6’9” makes him one of the best boxers on the planet, and his undefeated 30-0-1 record with 21 KOs is a reflection of his skill. Although the Bronze Bomber seems ready to shock the world with an upset, his poor movement puts him at a large mismatch against the erratic mobility of Fury. With the odds so heavy towards either side, this method prop has tremendous value given that both fighters don’t plan on going 12 rounds. Take the Gypsy King to reign supreme with an emphatic knockout in this mismatch.

Under 8.5 Rounds (-145)
With the hatred these two have for each other and over 500 pounds of combined weight in the ring, expect sparks to fly starting in the opening rounds. Whether it’s a long-shot where Wilder lands a deadly overhand, or Fury bombarding Deontay from the starting bell to the final knockdown, look for a decisive KO either way. These fighters are expected to go with the same strategy as their second fight based on their weight. That “battle” ended up with Wilder looking for a one-punch knockout while he was getting rained on by Fury. It was not sustainable, and he didn’t even come close to surviving the fight, let alone winning it. He will be seeking knockout redemption after the embarrassing outing last time. Rumors of Wilder “storming the gate” out of the bell will make for a fast-paced event, which is terrific for this under. With these two bitter enemies squaring off, 8.5 seems more than enough for this alternate under to hit. 

Over 1.5 Knockdowns (+125)
This last prop is an alternate for total knockdowns by both fighters at an exceptional value of +125. Each of the first two bouts between these two had 2 knockdowns in each one. These men have exceptional power, which is why they both have 2 knockdowns against each other in two fights. With tensions higher than ever, there is a chance both fighters get knocked down in this one which cashes the bet. However, with his last performance, Fury should be able to cover this prop himself after seemingly figuring out Wilder’s every move. Despite all the things Fury does right, all it takes is one punch and Deontay Wilder can turn out the lights with his thunderous right hand. In 41 of his 42 victories, he has won via KO, a ratio that is rarely seen. Neither fighter is going for points and it will be all about strength, so take this over to hit with ease.

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