The Fighting Voice Team Picks: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury

By Mark Elezaj

The boxing world will be fixated on Los Angeles this Saturday night when unbeaten heavyweights Deontay Wilder (49-0 39 KO’s) and Tyson Fury (27-0 19 KO’s) face off at the Staples Center in what is probably the biggest heavyweight title fight in over two decades.

Wilder, the current WBC titleholder will be looking to make Tyson Fury another knockout victim, but Fury has other plans, looking to be the first man to stop Wilder when they square off live on their Showtime pay-per-view main event.

Wilder enters the bout a slight betting favorite in Las Vegas but as his past fights have shown, you can never truly count Fury out.

So how does the team at FightingVoice.com see the action going down Saturday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles?

**TEAM PREDICTIONS**

“Wilder 9th Rd TKO. It’s possible that Wilder will be behind on the cards by the 9th round due to Fury’s awkward style but just like this being one of the toughest fights in Wilders career, it’ll also be the toughest in Furys (Wladimir was clearly on the way out in their fight) one punch will change the fight..”

– Frank Elezaj

“Wilder, knockout 3rd round. Too strong, has better movement than Klitchko.”

– Ben Kocovic

“Wilder wins. Fury is gonna run the whole fight. I think Wilder gets a tko in the eighth”

– Rocky Elezovic

“If it goes the distance, Fury has enough tricks and experience to win the match. He’s used to being the bigger fighter, so he’s going to have to adjust his tactics to keep Wilder at bay and not start landing the big blows. If Wilder can get in and start connecting with his overhand bombs, it’s going to be a short night.

Prediction: Wilder by knockout.”

– George Kocovic

“Man, Wilder is a fucking beast of a human being. This is truly a clash of the titans right here. Something is telling me that Fury will win by KO in the 7th round.”

– Gezim Camaj

“I predict Fury wins by decision after a full 12 rounds!”

– Carmen Kocovic

“Fury will use his height to his advantage. He’s going to utilize his jab and keep Wilder at a distance, setting him up for punches in spots while moving away from Wilder. He’s going to wrap Wilder up whenever he gets inside and will end up frustrating him, causing the champion to try to land the big shot hoping for the KO. I take nothing away from Deontay but I think Fury will win this fight by Decision.”

– Mark Elezaj

Total – Deontay Wilder-4, Tyson Fury-3

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