At the beginning Tyson Fury was seen as a significant favorite with the Boxing Odds for his upcoming June 15 bout against Tom Schwarz. And with plenty of good reason. Fury is a past unified heavyweight champion with considerable street cred in the gambling and boxing communities. Although he was later stripped of those titles due to personal issues Fury remains among the most respected boxers that will ever step into the ring. By contrast Tom Schwarz is an up and coming heavyweight that is still in the early stages of his career.
Fury Opens as Favorite
Now Tyson Fury opened as a -3600 favorite with the Boxing Odds in his bout against Tom Schwarz. The total rounds opened at 9.5 even over and 9.5 under -130. Of course, this line is at least partially based on Fury’s name brand reputation and resume. The gambling public sees Fury as a trusted fighter that has proven his worth on the board over a proven length of time. By reason of his having never held a world championship belt does Tom Schwarz face legitimate skepticism from the gambling public. He has never had a world title bout.
Tom Schwarz is only 24 years old and brings an Offshore bookmaker record of 24-0 to this fight. In view of this being his first championship bout does Schwarz have much to prove. The native and resident of Germany has posted 16 knockout wins for his career. Concurrently Schwarz does boast the World Boxing Organization Inter Continental Heavyweight title. If follows that he is ranked only 58th in the world based on his light resume. Schwarz stands at six feet, five and a half inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance.
Resuming a Resume of Excellence
Tyson Fury has a record with the Boxing Odds of 27-0-1. Moreover, he has posted 19 knockout wins for his career. Ironically enough, Fury’s only blemish came in his last fight. December 1, 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles saw Fury and Deontay Wilder fight to a 12-round draw. To many it was a controversial decision with Fury going down in the ninth and 12th rounds. Fury is ranked as the second-best active heavyweight in the world.
A Remarkable Comeback
Early in 2018 Fury was stripped of his unification heavyweight title that he won against Wladimir Klitschko on November 28, 2015 by unanimous decision. Of great concern was the fact that Fury had not stepped into the ring after that victory. Later it was revealed that he was an alcoholic and recreational drug user. Slowly he was able to get back to weight and began boxing again. In particular his fight against Wilder earned him Comeback of the Year and Fight of the Year honors.
A Fury of Confidence
At the onset of this fight with Schwarz is a new deal for Fury with Top Rank. This means that Fury’s fights will be televised on ESPN networks. Fury has bragged about training twice a day since his bout with Wilder. Furthermore, he stated that he was far ahead of schedule and had to take a week off because of that. He is so confident about the fight that he got quite condescending. To illuminate Fury stated that he felt sorry for “poor old Tom Schwarz.”