Boxing Preview – Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury

Boxing Preview – Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury

Boxing Preview – Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury

One of the most exciting aspects to be a part of in Boxing is when two Heavyweights get together to compete for a World Championship. That will be a scene this Saturday evening in Germany as the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO World championships are all on the line. The ESPIRIT arena in Dussledorf will play host to one of the best Heavyweights to ever grace the ring, ‘Dr Steelhammer’ Wladimir Klitschko, defend his belts against the mentally frustrating Brit, Tyson Fury, in a bout sure to set the world alight.

Tyson Fury will hope his mind games will off-set the challenge of Wladimir Klitshcko, however we think the experienced Ukranian will get the decisive victory. We’re picking Wladimir Klitschko to win by stoppage at odds of 5/6. Get a 100% deposit bonus when you click here or the banner below!

Wladimir Klitschko’s nineteen year career in the professional game has seen him carve a legacy. This legacy has seen him mount so many World championships which are still seen on him today, barring the WBC belt which Deontay Wilder holds. He will forever be included in the name’s of the greatest heavyweights to ever Box. But for now, he’s still handling business as he finds himself on a 21 fight and eleven fight unbeaten streak. In his last three fights, he destroyed Alex Leapai in the fifth round in April 2014, a complete mismatch. He then spectacularly knocked out Kubrat Pulev in the fifth round in November 2014 before most recently earning a unanimous decision over Bryant Jennings in April 2015. His record stands at 64 fights, 53 stoppages and 3 losses.

The reason Wladimir Klitschko has been so successful is because unlike most heavyweights, Klitschko has underlined his technical ability as opposed to just being a bully. He moves well on his toes and can adjust to what looks he gets and his battering ram of a jab is one of the stiffest ever utilised by a heavyweight. That is his set-up punch and it will generally move him on to a lead hook or his straight right which is one of the most devestating punches in Boxing and rightfully the reason he got his nickname ‘Dr Steelhammer’. His three losses have all came by way of stoppage and although it’s been eleven years, it still makes you wonder that if he gets chinned, he still might go down. Approaching the age of 40, the body gets weaker and he has been injured recently which caused the fight to be postponed once.

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Tyson Fury has created a bit of a brand for himself since beating Dereck Chisora in domestic competition back in 2011. The mouthy and very-arrogant traveller has made it clear that he feels he’s the best heavyweight on the planet and he has the tools to expose Klitschko. Fury has a curse which saw two fights against David Haye cancelled, his second fight against Dereck Chisora postponed, he withdrew from a bout with Alexander Ustinov and he most recently postponed the Klitschko fight from October. This has meant he has only fought three times since February 2014. He beat Joey Abell by fourth round stoppag in February 2014. He then stopped Derecjk Chisora in the tenth round in November 2014 before most recently stopping Christian Hammer in the eighth round in February 2015. His record stands unbeaten with 24 wins and 18 stoppages.

Fury has made a name for himself for being just a really, really big human being, even for a heavyweight. He knows how to use his size effectively as well as he simply bullies people with his size and physically imposes himself on his opposition. His technical skill isn’t too bad and he combines it well with his power. He uses his size to aid his movement into his prime offensive position where he can exert his powerful punches. Whilst his size his good, he often leans forward to engage which sets him up to get clocked, quite a scary prospect against Klitschko. Fury has also struggled against fluent Boxers who can use a stiff jab effectively which Klitschko can absolutely do. Fury was exposed to this against Steve Cunningham in 2013.

My belief is that Fury is being heavily overlooked in this tilt and I truly believe he has the tools to cause Klitschko some physical issues. There’s also an argument in Fury’s case that his weird and somewhat antagonising albeit very effective mind games will frustrate Klitschko enough to get under his skin and expose him. With that being said, Klitschko is on the top of the mountain for a reason and I think that will show tonight. Technically, Klitschko is way ahead of Fury. I think Fury will impose his size on Klitschko early on in the fight and whilst that will work to begin with, I think Klitschko will then start technically destroying Fury who will be very open when going on the offence. I don’t think Fury will be able to stand all of those shots ‘Dr Steelhammer’ will offer and this fight will be over just over the half-way mark. Wladimir Klitschko to win by stoppage.

Dan Glozier.

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