The world of heavy-weight boxing has come under real pressure over the past few years to bring a real entertaining fight to the ring. Such has been the dominance of current WBO and WBA Super Heavyweight champion Wladimir Kiltschko, who has held the title for the best part of 15 years, an impressive feat.
You can get some fantastic odds right now from the bookies, be sure to place you bet early before they start to fall short.
But who has he really had to fight for the past 5 years? Apart from David Haye, most of them have fallen well short of the skill and mental agility of the Ukrainian. So it comes as no surprise to see this fight between Klitschko vs Fury take place on 28th October at the Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf.
|Key Stats||Wladimir Klitschko||Tyson Fury|
|Weight||6ft 6in (1.98m)||6ft 9in (2.06m)|
|Draw||242lb (110kg)||262lb (119kg)|
|Reach||81in (206cm)||85in (216cm)|
|Years Active||1996 – Present||2008 – Present|
|Wins by KO||53||18|
Tyson certainly has a lot on his side. His height and reach are enough to comfortably land head-shots on Wlad without having to lean forward and take any unnecessary risks. Fury is also 12 years younger than Klitschko and is quicker to react, but you can’t ignore the Ukrainian’s impressive record of 64 fights with only 3 losses and his last loss was over 10 years ago.
Fury has the reach and the speed but he’s lacking the title fight experience.
You’d have balls of steel to bet against Klitschko who is clearly the favourite. He has the psychological advantage of fighting on his backdoor in Düsseldorf and this will be his 19th time he’s defended his IBA title so he has the experience of managing a major title fight which Fury doesn’t. Tyson may have the speed but as the contender he will have to chase and bring the fight to him, he has to go all in.
Personally i’d be putting all my money on the vastly experienced Klitschko. No matter how quick Fury is (given his weight) I can see him trying too hard to pickup points and being caught out on the counter by Wlad. Sorry Tyson but I don’t think you have a chance in hell of beating the might of Wladimir Klitschko.