BOXING: Fury vs. Wallin
|Date:||Sept. 14, 2019|
Fight Goest Over 7 1/2 rounds (+130)
Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin
The Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin fight on ESPN+ on Saturday night won’t be much of a contest. Fury is a huge betting favorite, and Wallin, though he’s undefeated, is virtually unknown outside of his native Sweden. The money line for Fury and Wallin has held steady for most of the week, as Fury is a -2000 favorite (meaning you’d have to wager $2,000 to win $100) and Wallin is a +1000 underdog. That means you’d earn a $1,000 payday on a $100 bet. The over-under on rounds that’ll be fought is 7.5 (going under is -125 while going over +130).
Wallin is looking to make history, the point of intrigue isn’t whether Fury will win, but whether he’ll extend himself in pursuit of the finish. Personally, I think Wallin’s good enough to at least survive longer than Tom Schwarz. So for this fight we'd go over but just barely.
|Fight Goest Over 7 1/2 rounds - Straight Bet|
Tyson Fury defeats Otto Wallin via unanimous decision (116-112, 117-111, 118-110).
Former world heavyweight champion Fury won the 12-round bout in a unanimous points decision at the T-Mobile Arena, despite suffering a serious cut above his eye early in the fight. Suddenly a crisis emerged when Fury suffered a horrific cut above his right eye after a seemingly innocuous coming-together in the third round. The referee ruled that it was the result of a legal punch but Fury, badly damaged, lost his composure.
With the victory, Fury improves to 29-0-1, including 20 wins by knockout. Remaining unbeaten in a 30th fight keeps him in line for a rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder in February - they drew an exciting battle last year but have unsettled business.