Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3: A look at the longshot odds

Planet Sport assesses the longshot odds of victory for both Fury and Wilder ahead of their heavyweight battle.

Another heavyweight showdown is taking place - this time Tyson Fury makes the first defence of his WBC crown against rival Deontay Wilder.

In fact, it's his first world title defence as a professional. Neither man has fought since Fury's one-sided beating over the American in February 2020 but the question is, will anything be different in their third installment?

Fury's hopes of an all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua is dead in the water after the latter got outclassed by Oleksandr Usyk.

Despite the crushing points defeat, AJ will trigger his rematch clause for a third chance of becoming world champion. The winner of Fury-Wilder is destined the fight Dillian Whyte next - as long as the "Bodysnatcher" overcomes Otto Wallin.

Fury and Wilder fought to a split-draw in their first bout while the rematch ended in a seventh-round stoppage for the former. Planet Sport takes a look at the longshot odds for their Las Vegas contest.

Deontay Wilder - Round 1

In heavyweight boxing, all it takes is one punch to end a fight and Wilder's best chance is to take the fight to Fury and end it in quick succession.

We have seen in the past Fury lapse concentration, especially in fights for which he isn't motivated for - Wallin being a prime example, which left him battered and bloodied, requiring more than 30 stitches after a tough 12 rounds.

Wilder has 19 wins coming inside the opening round, including a win over current trainer Malik Scott and Dominic Breazeale. Don't rule it out.

Tyson Fury - Rounds 7-9

Both fighters are inactive so the fight could be a bit cagey to start with. If Wilder is the aggressor then you can expect Fury to grind him down and use his reach, size and weight as an advantage once again.

Wilder is not a fighter who goes the distance many times - the only two fights being against Bermane Stiverne and Fury in 2018.

Fury has a great engine and can come on stronger in the later rounds when Wilder tires. The "Gypsy King" has predicted another stoppage and you'd be a fool to ignore his claim.

Tyson Fury - Points

Not the biggest longshot but enough to win money off and if anything possibly one of the most realistic options.

Fury has displayed his punching prowess under SugarHill Steward but in two of his three world title fights he has been in there at the final bell.

It all depends on the tactics Fury and Steward apply but Wilder fired Mark Breland and replaced him with Malik Scott because of the towel being thrown in from his defeat to Fury.

Wilder has a point to prove and more importantly, he'll want to showcase he is no quitter.

If the bout goes the distance, then expect Fury's skills and ring IQ to be enough for a wide decision on the scorecards.

Read more: Betting preview - Tyson Fury backed to repeat win over Deontay Wilder

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