Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz
|Date & Time||Saturday June 15, 2019, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
MGM Grand Garden Arena
The Line: Fury -3330 / Schwarz +2070 -- Over/Under: 9.5
Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz fight Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Tyson Fury enters this fight with a 27-0-1 record that includes 19 knockouts. This will be Fury’s fourth fight since 2018, and he’s coming off a December draw against Deontay Wilder. Fury proved he’s back to being in conversation as the best heavyweight in the world after going the distance with Wilder and would have clearly won if he wasn’t knocked down twice in the final rounds. Fury was the more accurate puncher and really gave Wilder trouble with his unorthodox stance. Fury is 30 years old, stands at 6’9”, has an 85-inch reach and an orthodox stance. There were questions with Fury before the big fight, as it wasn’t that long ago when he was overweight and abusing drugs. Some questioned if Fury would ever return to the top of the sport and with just 14 rounds under his belt in the last three years, few gave him a chance to pull off the upset. If Fury doesn’t get dropped twice, which included a near knockout, he wins the fight and makes a strong argument as the best in this weightclass. Either way, Fury is back on his game and can be trusted with increased confidence. This will be Fury’s first career fight in Nevada.
Tom Schwarz enters this fight with a 24-0 record that includes 16 knockouts. This will be Schwarz’s sixth fight since 2018, and he’s coming off a March victory over Kristijan Krstacic. Schwarz will easily get the biggest test of his career, as there’s hardly any notable names on his resume. The best opponent Schwarz has probably faced up to this point was Konstantin Airich, somebody who fought Anthony Joshua, Alexander Ustinov and Christian Hammer. Schwarz is a 25-year-old German who stands at 6’5” and has an orthodox stance. Schwarz is a big dude who has knockout power in both hands and loves mixing in combinations led by a right hook that’s usually followed up by a left uppercut. Schwarz can put his punches together decent and clearly has heavy hands, but you have to question his defensive effort. Schwarz can be a bit wild in the ring and leave himself exposed, and while that tends to fly against taxi cab drivers, it won’t work against a top-three heavyweight in the world. Schwarz must do a better job of taking defensive approach and picking his spots better or it’s going to be a long night. This will be Schwarz’s first career fight in the United States.
Talk about a letdown of a fight after Fury worked his way back, arguably beat Wilder and had several big names knocking on his door. Give credit to Schwarz for getting the biggest fight of his life and a nice paycheck, but there’s no reason he’s in the ring with a top-three fighter in this division. Schwarz hasn’t fought anybody and has only had to leave the comfort of Germany twice in his career. Schwarz does have heavy hands and there’s always a chance you land the lucky shot that shocks the world, but from a pure boxing standpoint, there’s nothing he can do with Fury. You could argue Schwarz isn’t even a top-50 boxer in the heavyweight class. This is honestly a joke of a matchup and is simply to pass the time while Wilder and Joshua plan for their upcoming bouts.
Fury should win this fight by knockout.