Tyson Fury Vs Christian Hammer – Preview and Prediction

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Tyson Fury Vs Christian Hammer –

Preview, Prediction & Betting Tip

Tyson Fury defends his WBO international heavyweight title against a capable Christian Hammer, Fury is currently mandatory challenger for a world title and as such this card has been dubbed risky business due to the fact a loss this weekend would put a dent in Fury’s world title prospects and strong position in rankings.

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THE STORY ON – TYSON FURY

Tyson Fury is currently mandatory for the WBO heavyweight world title, held by Wladimir Klitschko, however he also ranked in the top 5 by all other governing bodies. #3 by WBC and IBF and #5 by WBA. A loss this weekend would be catastrophic in that respect, hence this is risky business.

However Tyson Fury behind all the bravado and trash talking is an exceptionally talented heavyweight with underrated technical ability, he may just be the most dangerous contender amongst a modest crop of current heavyweights for Wladimir Klitschko’s number one spot.

In his last performance, while not explosive Fury put in a boxing exhibition to keep Derek Chisora well peppered for 10 rounds before eventually retiring him at the end of the 10th. While it was not an exciting fight, I saw this as Fury’s best performance to date.

If Fury uses all the tools available to him this weekend this should be an easy nights work.

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THE STORY ON CHRISTIAN HAMMER

Christian Hammer is a solid heavyweight with a respectable record with only 2 defeats one a majority decision loss in a 6 rounder and one stoppage defeat to Mariusz Wach in 2010, since then he has beaten some good opposition the best is possibly a unanimous decision win against Kevin Johnson.

Hammer does all the fundamentals well and has the solid foundations of a good fighter but exceptional he is not, if he is to beat Tyson Fury this weekend he needs to show something he has not done previously.

Hammer will put thought into his work and is a good boxer at long range but he will be up against a heavyweight with an outstanding jab, Hammer is not the best inside fighter so its hard to see how he is going to win this, he probably needs a punch from the gods.

THE STATISTICS

 

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PREDICTION – TYSON FURY TKO6

While this is dubbed risky business, really there shouldn’t be anything risky about it if Tyson Fury boxes to his strengths, I don’t see anything Hammer brings to the table that can answer that.

If Hammer boxes long he will find himself eating jabs if he tries to come inside he will be countered on the way in or met by Fury’s better “insidefightingness”, for me this should be a standard Fury win this weekend.

There doesn’t seem to be an awful lot of value in this fight but there is a straddle bet I like that gives us a chance of profiting and if not could cover us for our money back, Bet365 have Fury rounds 4-6 at 3/1 while Ladbrokes have Fury rounds 7-9 at 10/3, straddling with £5 on the 4-6 and £15 on 7-9 puts us in a position for out money back if Fury stops Hammer in rounds 4-6 but some notable profit if Fury wins in rounds 7-9, effectively we are covered from rounds 4-9.

BETTING TIP

£5 on Fury rounds 4-6 3/1 Bet365, £15 on Fury rounds 7-9 10/3 Ladbrokes.