Tyson Fury is ok with underdog status against Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury talks about his upcoming fight against Deontay Wilder and why the odds don’t matter to him.
Tyson Fury (27-0, 19KOs) will look to dethrone WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39KOs) when they step into the ring Saturday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The betting odds have have Wilder as the slight favorite at -170, compared to +170 for Fury; per OddsShark. Fury however, doesn’t mind being the underdog and embraces the role.
“I love being an underdog,” said Fury. “I’ve been an underdog me whole life. Everyone always writes me off in these fights. But I’m still here, I’m still unbeaten; and I’m gonna beat Wilder on Saturday night.”
Fury was also the underdog when he challenged then lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko for his titles in November 2015. The betting odds had Klitschko as the favorite at 4/1. Fury went on to beat Klitschko by unanimous decision and become the new lineal heavyweight champion. He insists that Klitschko and Wilder are incomparable as opponents.
“Wilder ain’t on Wladimir Klitschko’s level,” said Fury. “And I heard of a good source that when Klitschko and Wilder sparred, Klitschko dropped him twice; twice. And he (Wilder) got out of the ring and couldn’t continue. Klitschko didn’t land a glove on me.”