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Deontay Wilder – Tyson Fury by the numbers

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Deontay Wilder – Tyson Fury by the numbers

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Deontay Wilder – Tyson Fury by the numbers

It’s the most anticipated heavyweight title rematch in the United States involving a U.S. fighter in over 20 years, as Deontay Wilder gets set to defend his WBC heavyweight championship again, against Tyson Fury Saturday night in Las Vegas.

It’s a rematch of their controversial draw in Los Angeles in December of 2018 with Wilder retaining the title.

Now, here’s a closer look at the numbers in this one:

41- the number of knockouts Wilder has in his 43 professional fights. Obviously, Fury is one of only two fighters to have lasted the distance with the “Bronze Bomber.”

2- the number of rematches Wilder has previously had in his pro career knocking out Luis Ortiz last November with a 7th round TKO, and destroying the only other man to go the distance with him previously, Bermane Stiverne, in just one round in 2017.

10- the number of successful title defenses, including the Fury draw, that Deontay Wilder has had since winning the WBC belt in 2015. If he wins on Saturday night Wilder, joins Larry Holmes, as the last fighter to have 11 consecutive title defenses with a portion of or the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship. Holmes successfully defended at least a portion of the Heavyweight Title 20 straight times from 1976-85 before losing to Michael Spinks.

Hear an extensive preview of Wilder-Fury II on the Big Fight Weekend podcast, including Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas on the show:

16,800- Seating capacity inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena for Saturday night’s fight.

300,000- the number of pay-per-views that Premier Boxing Champions and Showtime had for the first Wilder Fury fight 14 months ago.

1 million- the number of pay-per-views (priced at $79.95) anticipated between the joint broadcast of ESPN and Fox Sports in the United States for Saturday night’s Wilder Fury rematch.

9-1 the Vegas odds enticing the betting public that Wilder will score a knockout in the first three rounds on Saturday night. Ever so gradually, the Wilder- Fury odds have moved in favor of the champ. According to SBD, Wilder opened as a modest +100 underdog at most Sportsbooks, but is now roughly a -120 favorite across the board. As is common, the late betting action is mostly on the power-puncher.

26- the number of 1st or 2nd round KOs Wilder has in his pro career.

22-1 the odds Vegas says Tyson Fury scores a knockout in the first three rounds of Saturday night’s Showdown.

6- the number of 1st or 2nd round KOs Fury has in his pro career.

10.5- the number of rounds out of the schedule 12 that Las Vegas has set as it’s under/over betting proposition for the WBC heavyweight title fight Saturday night. In other words, the oddsmakers don’t believe it will be in early knockout from either fighter Saturday.

23-1 the Vegas odds heading into the weekend that the sequel of Wilder – Fury will also end in a draw.

8- the number of rounds (in two title fights) Wilder has had since the 2018 draw with Fury.

14- the number of rounds (in two non-title fights) Fury has logged since the 2018 battle with Wilder.

3- The number of American judges, who will be scoring the fight. In the previous battle, it was one American, one Canadian and one British judge, who each ruled the fight a different outcome.

1, Each- The number of fights with Wilder and Fury that veteran championship referee Kenny Bayless has worked with them.

5 a.m. (Sunday)- the time that the fight will happen live in the U.K., where Fury’s fanbase is.

And finally,

$25 million- the amount of guaranteed money both Wilder and Fury will be making to fight in Las Vegas Saturday. It is believed that Wilder will get the more significant cut of the pay-per-views, as the champion in this one and could reach as much $35 million in purse money before it’s all said and done.

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A veteran broadcaster of over 25 years, T.J. has been a fight fan longer than that! He’s the host of the “Big Fight Weekend” podcast and will go “toe to toe” with anyone who thinks that Marvin Hagler beat Sugar Ray Leonard or that Tyson, Lennox Lewis or Deontay Wilder could have beaten Ali!

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