Tyson”Gypsy King” Fury Yields to the ring on September 14, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas to defend his WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title against Otto Wallin.
The Brit, Fury, is a massive -2500 favorite against the Sweden native, Wallin, who is coming back in +1000.
Once again, Fury has apparently hand-chosen his next stepping stone as the out-of-ring discussions to get a rematch with Deontay Wilder continue. Because his return last June, the Gypsy King had just two warm-up bouts with Sefer Seferi along with Francesco Pianeta prior to the first battle with Wilder that ended in a split-decision draw.
Fury returned to the ring in June and demolished Tom Schwarz and fights another comparatively unknown Otto Wallin. The chances are nearer than Schwartz once Fury closed at -5000, but the concept remains the same.
Meanwhile, Wallin enters the ring as an underdog for the next time in his last three fights as he was a slight puppy versus Adrian Granat last August in which Wallin scored the unanimous decision win. The Sweden native does carry a 20-0 record together with him his opponents have a joint 259 losses.
Fury placed on a huge display against Tom Schwartz, setting the Germany native off from the next round after showing off his outstanding defensive abilities. The Brit could be one the best true boxers in the heavyweight division with tremendous head movement and footwork whilst also having long stiff jabs that maintain his opponents at bay.
Wallin is a competitive fighter that places down his head and goes to work early in conflicts. The southpaw does a great job projecting hands to your own body to attempt to slow his foes and he searches for that liver to put them away. While there’s a great deal of promise for your 28-year-old, this really is a gigantic step up in competition and as stated earlier, this is primarily another tune-up struggle for Fury as he preps for the Wilder rematch ancient 2020.
Prediction: Tyson Fury (-2500) via knockout
Odds in BetOnline as of August 19