Tyson Fury vs. Sefer Seferi Boxing Preview, Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/9/18
Seferi vs. Fury
Boxing: Saturday, June 9, 2018 (Manchester Arena)
The Line: Seferi +1600 / Fury -10000 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
Tyson Fury and Sefer Seferi fight Saturday at the Manchester Arena.
Tyson Fury enters this fight with a 25-0 record that includes 18 knockouts. This will be Fury’s first fight since 2015, and he’s coming off a victory over Wladimir Klitschko. Fury is fighting for the first time in almost three years when he should have been the face of this division after shocking the boxing world with a win over Klitschko. Instead, Fury tested positive for cocaine, had alcohol issues, gained serious weight and looked like he wasn’t going to box again. There’s recent pictures of Fury training, and he seems to be more fit and ready to go than he did just last year. Fury is now 29 years old, stands at 6’9”, has an 85-inch reach and an orthodox stance. When in good form, Fury puts together crisp combinations and throws every punch with a purpose and is a ridiculous power puncher. Fury is the type of guy who doesn’t need to land clean to drop his opponent. Fury has great footwork, moves well for his size and has great punch selection. Fury is one of the best boxers in the world when he’s actually boxing and has his life together. Problem now is what type of ring rust is there going to be? Fury has fought most of his career in England, his birthplace.
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Sefer Seferi enters this fight with a 23-1 record that includes 21 knockouts. Seferi has won five of his last six fights, and he’s coming off a March win over Laszlo Hubert. Seferi is jumping right back in the ring after a knockout victory three months ago, and this fight is a chance to really change the outlook of his career. Seferi is a 39-year-old Albanian who has an orthodox stance and has spent much of his career fighting as a cruiserweight. Seferi has also spent his entire career beating up on no name fighters, as his only respectable opponent resulted in a 2016 UD loss to Manuel Charr. From limited film available, Seferi is a patient fighter who focuses on defense and being fundamentally sound. The problem is Seferi has to do a better job of letting his hands go if he’s going to have any chance of pulling off the upset. I’ve seen nothing from Seferi that suggests he has the skill set to hang with quality fighters, which is probably why his resume looks the way it does. This will be Seferi’s first career fight in England.
As long as Fury isn’t crazy out of shape or still on the nose candy, he should have zero trouble in this bout. This is simply a fight to knock off the ring rust and build his name up again. You can’t go two and a half years out of the ring and start calling out Anthony Joshua. Seferi hasn’t fought anyone close to half of Fury’s skill set and one body punch is sure going to have him questioning his life decisions.
Fury wins this fight in a quick knockout. Easily.