Tyson Fury Vs Alexander Ustinov – Preview, prediction and betting recommendation


Tyson Fury Vs Alexander Ustinov 

Preview, prediction and betting recommendation

Tyson Fury faces late replacement Alexander Ustinov following Dereck Chisora’s withdrawal from the main event after suffering a broken hand, Ustinov is a much better opponent than most would expect given the circumstances and short notice and must be respected by the Fury camp. 

Ustinov had been helping Chisora prepare for his bout verses Fury, standing at 6′.7″ feet tall the big heavyweight was an ideal sparring partner to prepare for Fury, now its Ustinov who will challenge the outspoken Tyson Fury. 

Ustinov is a big man and solid unit and has 29 wins (21 by KO) with only one defeat on his record, an 11th round TKO loss to world level Kubrat Pulev, Pulev will challenge Wladimir Klitschko for 3 world titles later this year and is a classy operator, a loss to Pulev is certainly nothing to be ashamed of. 

Ustinov is not the hardest to hit, he keeps his hands low and will rely on upper body movement to evade shots, but isn’t always that successful, but he is tough and durable and packs big power in his right hand, the former kick boxer has some good movement and could cause Fury some hairy moments. 

Tyson Fury needs no introduction the colourful and outspoken character always hits the headlines one way or another, but behind all the bravado and pantomime antics outside of the ring, inside the ring I have always said Tyson Fury has underrated boxing skills and is technically a lot better than people give him credit for.

And at only 25 he has plenty of time on his hands to improve, He has an excellent jab and can fight on the outside or rough up and lean on guys on the inside, the main weakness with Fury is his mentality and temperament, he hasn’t always come into fights in shape, however for this fight he looks reasonable enough. 

I think Tyson Fury will win this weekend, however in terms of betting the fight its not that easy Fury is just 1/5 to win I dont feel comfortable backing such short odds, I can see Fury getting the stoppage but I can also make a case for the fight going the whole 10 rounds. 

Betfred are offering up 3/1 for Fury to win on points and I think it offers up some value in a 10 round fight, but it is a risky play as a Fury stoppage is certainly a real possibility and Ustinov some may consider is also a live opponent and could cause an upset. 

I would recommend keeping stakes on the low side in this one. 

Boxing Tipster’s Bets: £20 in Tyson Fury by decision 3/1 Betfred