Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 7/9/16
Klitschko vs. Fury
Boxing: Saturday, July 9, 2016 (Manchester Arena)
The Line Klitschko -105 / Fury -115 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko fight Saturday at the Manchester Arena for the WBO World heavyweight title.
Tyson Fury enters this fight with a 25-0 record that includes 18 knockouts. This will be Fury’s third fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a November win over Klitschko. Fury continues to impress and is coming off the biggest fight of his career in which wasn’t even that close. Fury simply outboxed Klitschko for much of that fight last year. The 27-year-old doesn’t need much of an introduction, as Fury is a massive fighter at 6’9” with a reach of 85 inches, and he knows how to position his frame to land devastating power punches. The Gypsy King has won six of his last 10 fights by knockout. Fury has fought much of his career in the United Kingdom, his birthplace.
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Wladimir Klitschko enters this fight with a 64-4 record that includes 53 knockouts. Klitschko has won 10 of his last 11 fights and is coming off a November loss to Fury. Klitschko didn't lose a match since his 2004 bout against Lamon Brewster before he faced Fury last year. Klitschko is still a capable boxer even if he’s now 40 years old and has over 350 rounds under his belt. Klitschko is one of the better technical boxers in the sport, as he moves well in the ring and has a flawless jab. And despite his age, Dr. Steelhammer has a straight right still capable of ending a fight if his opponent gets caught sleeping. Five of Klitschko’s last eight victories have ended in knockout, so the pop is clearly still there. This will be Klitschko’s second fight in the United Kingdom.
This is once again a must-see match due to the star power and the fact we have two very accomplished heavyweights going at it. However, it’s tough to see a different outcome than the first bout. Fury is younger, quicker and probably has more power in his hands than Klitschko at this stage of his career. Also, instead of this fight taking place in Germany like the first fight, it’s now in Fury’s backyard, giving him an extra boost of confidence.
It’d be amazing to see Klitschko win a big fight at his age, but I don’t see it happening.
Fury rolls again.