Tyson Fury, perhaps boxing’s biggest star, defends his WBC heavyweight title Saturday against interim champion Dillian Whyte in a 12-round championship main event. Their showdown closes the curtain on the boxing card at Wembley Stadium in London, where a record sellout crowd of more than 90,000 spectators is expected. The pay-per-view main card is set for 2 p.m. ET. Fury comes in on the heels of his second knockout of Deontay Wilder to settle their historic trilogy in convincing fashion. Now, he turns his attention to Whyte, a fellow British fighter who is looking to make the most of an opportunity he has asked for repeatedly in the past few years.
Caesars Sportsbook lists Fury as the -575 favorite (risk $575 to win $100), while Whyte is the +425 underdog in the latest Fury vs. Whyte odds. The over-under for total rounds completed is 9.5, with the under juiced to -135. Before making any Whyte vs. Fury picks, make sure you check out the boxing predictions and betting advice from SportsLine combat sports analyst Brandon Wise.
Wise, who is the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, is an experienced boxing and mixed martial arts analyst who has consistently provided winning selections for SportsLine members. He is coming off an impressive 2021 campaign that saw him hit numerous boxing selections in big-time matchups.
For example, last November, he correctly predicted a stoppage victory between rounds No. 10 and 12 for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez against Caleb Plant in their super middleweight unification bout. The proposition selection paid +450, and Wise also correctly called the fight to go over 9.5 rounds (-125) as Alvarez stopped Plant in Round 11. His strong 2021 campaign included calling Jamel Herring (+105) to upset Carl Frampton (-125). Anyone who has followed Wise’s combat sports picks has seen massive returns.
Now, with Saturday’s mega-fight in sight, Wise has studied Fury vs. Whyte from every angle and identified the best value in the boxing odds. You can see his confident prop bet and money-line picks at SportsLine.
Tyson Fury vs. Dillian Whyte preview Although Fury vs. Whyte lacks the widespread public appeal of the champion’s trilogy against Wilder, the matchup is still one of the best heavyweight fights that could be made in 2022 and holds plenty of regional intrigue for British boxing fans who are eager to watch two of their countrymen battle for the title.
It could also serve as a legacy fight of sorts for Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs), who told the media ahead of his third matchup with Wilder that he doesn’t expect to be an active boxer much longer. The 33-year-old indicated he’d like to unify the four belts and might retire if he achieves this goal. If he wins Saturday, it’s possible Fury could face either Usyk or Anthony Joshua later this year. Usyk and Joshua are reportedly set for a July rematch after Usyk took all three titles from Joshua in a massive upset last September.
Perhaps Whyte’s biggest advantage might be a motivational edge based on his perception that he has been disrespected by everyone from the fight promoters to the prevailing public sentiment that Fury’s participation is the leading factor behind the sold-out venue.
Whyte (28-2, 19 KOs) was furious that he was offered just a 20 percent guarantee of the more than $41 million purse for the fight. He has reportedly negotiated a revised deal that will allow him to earn up to 30 percent should he meet certain incentives.
However, Whyte told the media this week that his bigger issue is that he is being perceived as the “B side” of the promotion, though he insists his career accomplishments and British following are integral to both ticket sales and what is expected to be a high-grossing net on pay-per-view sales.
“Listen, this division is not the Tyson Fury show,” Whyte said. “If Tyson Fury was such a big star… he never sold any of the fights against Deontay Wilder. That’s a fact. Tyson Fury has never sold out. This fight sold out because me and Tyson Fury are fighting.”
How to make Fury vs. Whyte picks Wise likes the over 9.5 rounds at a price of +100 in the latest boxing odds. He’s also made the call on a method of victory prop and a money-line pick. You can only see those boxing picks at SportsLine.
Who wins Whyte vs. Fury? And which prop is a must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Brandon Wise’s best bets for Saturday, all from the CBS combat sports specialist who crushed his boxing picks in 2021, and find out.
Source : CBS Sports