Otto Wallin vs Tyson Fury
Like the man Fury effortlessly stopped inside of two rounds in June, Wallin enters the fight with an undefeated record. And just like Schwarz, Wallin’s resume is filled with lower tier fighters that he beat up on overseas to pad his record.
The sportsbooks aren’t fooled by Wallin’s pristine record and has set the Swede as much as a +2000 underdog (5Dimes) after opening at +1275. Meanwhile, the undefeated Fury is a prohibitive favorite at a line as wide as -3500 (YouWager).
Unless you have a horseshoe, four-leaf clover and a rabbit’s foot tucked away somewhere with fairy dust sprinkled on top, there’s no way you should remotely consider placing money on either of those money lines.
But prop best are a totally different story.
Before we get into it, let’s take a look at how these two match up.
Fury made extremely short work of Tom Schwarz in his last fight out by using his impeccable defense and speed as a 6-foot-9-inch heavyweight to avoid taking damage before unleashing a combination that sent Schwarz to a knee with just over 30 seconds left in the second round. Schwarz managed to get to his feet but was met with a wicked barrage of punches to end the fight.
Fury fought with purpose and had zero interest in dragging this fight into the later rounds. Not known as a huge puncher, Fury was incredibly accurate and throttled his opponent in less than six minutes.
Heading into his fight with Wallin, Fury doesn’t have much to worry about in an opponent who has been hurt by lesser opponents in the past. He wasn’t anything special as an amateur, who held a record of 34-12 before turning pro in 2013. Fighting primarily overseas, Wallin won 20 fights to start his professional career before being saddled with a No Contest against Nick Kisner when a clash of heads opened a cut on his opponent and ended the fight in the first round.
Prior to that, Wallin hadn’t fought since April 2018.
It is highly likely that Fury will look to make short work of yet another opponent just to stay busy as he continues to head toward a rematch with Wilder. You shouldn’t expect this fight to get to the judges and feel comfortable wagering some money on the fight-ending inside the distance. William Hill currently has that line at -333, which is steep but a pretty safe bet.
Best Fight Odds
If you are looking for some favorable odds, stick with William Hill and bet on Fury winning in rounds two (+1400), three (+1200), four (+1000) and five (+1000). Fury normally takes the first round to figure out his opponent. He hasn’t ended a fight in the initial frame since 2010. But he does have a knack for piling on punishment as the fight goes on. Of his 20 knockouts, 14 have ended in rounds 2-5. Putting a few small bets on each of those rounds could pay off.
Simply put, Wallin has next to no shot against the iron chin of Fury who has demonstrated exceptional defense and the ability to take a punch from the biggest power slugger in boxing, Deontay Wilder.
He seems to be in boxing shape so a stoppage to please the fans is certainly likely and worth betting on.
Free Pick: Tyson Fury wins by (T)KO or DQ