Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta Tips, Odds and Predictions
It’s fight night as we settle back and watch Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta. Get ready for the latest comeback fight from Fury as he squares off against Francesco Pianeta in a thrilling heavyweight showdown after his ring return in June.
Tyson Fury is on a collision course with Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder as he seeks to become Heavyweight World Champion for the second time. Fury became world champion when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 at the Esprit arena, Düsseldorf. Fury upset the boxing world when he out-boxed the long-time reigning Russian champ. However, Fury will have to cause another upset after his lengthy absence away from the ring if he wants to be crowned the heavyweight king.
There has been talk of Fury v Wilder at the end of 2018, but first the ‘Gypsy King’ will have to overcome Francesco Pianeta; defeat would certainly end any hope of a world title fight in the near future.
A Big Night of Boxing
Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta is taking place on August 18 on the undercard of Carl Frampton vs Luke Jackson; the top billed boxers are fighting for the interim World Boxing Organisation World Featherweight Title. The fight takes place in Northern Ireland, Belfast at Windsor Park – the home of Linfield F.C. and the Northern Ireland national football team. Also featuring on the bill is Cristofer Rosales v Paddy Barnes who fight for the World Boxing Council World Flyweight Title, which Rosales currently holds.
There are appearances for Luke Keeler who showed a lot of heart when he defeated Conrad Cummings – another fighter on the bill. Steve Collins Jr, Steven Ward, Lewis Crocker, Sam Maxwell and other prospects complete the card.
Taking into account Fury’s height, power, experience… and the fact that the fight is taking place in UK, it’s very unlikely that we will see anything other than a Fury win. It may be better trying different boxing betting strategies if you want to maximise your earning potential.
Head to Head
This will be Fury’s second fight in two months. He fought Sefer Seferi in June and won by RTD in round four. The ‘Gypsy King’ will be looking to make another statement when he shares the ring with his latest challenger.
Fury’s record stands at an impressive 26 wins from 26 fights. He remains undefeated and challengers such as Wladimir Klitschko, Dereck Chisora, Steve Cunningham, Kevin Johnson, Martin Rogan and John McDermott have all failed to change that.
The fight will be shown live on BT Sport. We can watch as challenger Francesco Pianeta aims to shock the boxing world and claim victory.
Pianeta’s record currently stands at 35 wins, four defeats and one draw. Pianeta will have to count on his forty fight experience to have a chance to overcome his formidable opponent.
Both men have previously fought Wladimir Klitschko – Pianeta lost by TKO in round 6 while Fury outpointed ‘Dr Steelhammer’.
Fury stands taller at 6’9 compared to Pianeta who is 6’5. Power seems to lie with Fury; he has 19 stoppages from 26 fights – a KO percentage of 73. Pianeta has more stoppages but has also had more fights, meaning a lower percentage of 53.
We have gathered the best odds and markets around to help you make that winning bet.
Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta – Win Fight Outright
This fight is seen as a warm up and an opportunity to shake any ring rust off before Fury steps up his level of opposition. It would be very surprising if Pianeta won this fight.
Bookmakers’ have made Fury a heavy favourite and by a considerable margin. You will find odds for a Fury victory ranging from 66/1 to 100/1. Underdog Francesco Pianeta odds range from 13/1 to 16/1.
Is it worth putting a lot of money of a Fury win? You would have to stake a considerable amount to make it worth the risk. A £66 bet at WilliamHill would return just £1 – A £660 bet at the same bookmaker would return just £10. Bet365, Unibet, 888sport and Ladbrokes are offering 100/1 for a Fury victory.
If you are going to put your money on Fury we recommend opening an account at WilliamHill at 66/1. If you pick the German underdog we suggest Bet365 or Ladbrokes who would return you more winnings for each pound staked.
Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta – Draw
If you really want to go for a high money bet, then betting on a tied outcome could see a lot of return for your money. A very attractive 33/1 for a draw can be found at Ladbrokes, Bet365 and WilliamHill.
Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta – Method of Victory
Because it’s not the best strategy to bet on the fight winner, as the odds don’t favour it, we have compiled the best odds for method of victory, which is a better strategy for this fight.
Tyson Fury by KO TKO or DQ – Bet365 offers the best odds at 2/7.
Tyson Fury by Decision or Technical Decision – Odds of 5/2 can be found at Bet365.
Francesco Pianeta by KO TKO or DQ – Ladbrokes is unbeatable at 25/1.
Tyson Fury v Francesco Pianeta – Fight to go the Distance
Both fighters aren’t big punchers compared to the likes of Wilder and Joshua. There is a small chance of the fight going the distance; however, Fury should have enough ability to get his man out of there before the final bell.
If you believe the fight will finish before the final bell, Ladbrokes are offering odds of 1/3 – A £9 bet would return £3.
Tyson Fury v Franceso Pianeta – Round Betting
It took Fury four rounds to demolish Sefer Seferi and we could see another quick finish.
1st Round 18/1
2nd Round 12/1
3rd Round 10/1
4th Round 17/2
A bet that caught my eye was Tyson Fury to win in rounds 1-3 and at 9/2 it’s worth a £10 bet for a potential return of £45.
The above odds can be found at Bet365.
Don’t forget to check out the BettingOnline article best bookmakers to view the best sign up bonuses, deposit bonuses, free bets, special offers and more.
*** Note odds correct as of August 11, 2018.