Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor Prediction: Go Heavy On Fury To Win
Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley is the main event on Sunday night, and for good reason. Those two are the biggest draw on the card and, in theory, are the two best fighters.
But, there is another fight on the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley undercard that Paul may want to keep his eyes on. That fight comes to us in the form of Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor.
Tommy Fury's name should sound familiar. Not only is he the younger brother of heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, but he rose to household name status across the world when he appeared on Season 5 of the popular television show, Love Island.
All these things add up and have made it reasonable, and potentially even likely, that Tommy Fury will be Jake Paul's next opponent if he beats Woodley.
That puts an extra level of stress on the fight for Tommy Fury. A win and he's probably next up for Paul, giving him a shot to take down one of the most hated names in the sport and a massive payday. A loss and his boxing career starts to take a downward dive.
He SHOULD be able to handle Anthony Taylor, an MMA fighter making his first-ever appearance as a professional boxer. But will he? Let's make Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor predictions.
Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor Prediction
It's important to note that there is little-to-no value on the moneyline if you like Tommy Fury to win, as I do. As of this morning, Fury's odds to beat Anthony Taylor sit at -1200. That's down from the -1400 odds he had earlier this week, but still too pricey to justify. Instead, I've got two prop picks I like. One that is still a little short, but I'll be laying the juice.
The first bet I like is the fight to go over 1.5 rounds. Tommy Fury is 6-0 in his professional boxing career. Of those six wins, four have gone over 1.5 rounds. He does usually finish fights quite early, due mostly to the lack of talent of the opposing fighters, but 1.5 rounds is not a lot to ask for from Anthony Taylor,
We don't really know what to expect from Taylor in the boxing ring. But, here is what we do know. Anthony Taylor is a former professional MMA fighter. He knows what it is to compete in a combat sport and he can throw punches. This isn't his first time in a scrap.
We also know that Taylor has spent a considerable time training in boxing, even taking time to become Jake Paul's sparring partner in the past few months.
Taylor may be inexperienced, but he's not completely hopeless. This fight going over 1.5 rounds is a bet I really like and at -140 the odds are decent enough to put some money on.
My second pick is one that I went back and forth on. Originally, I liked Fury to win by decision or technical decision at +450. We've seen some of his shorter fights go the distance and Taylor is decent when it comes to striking.
But, the more time I spent thinking about it the more I convinced myself that Fury is going to win via KO or TKO, so I'm going to pay the price at -450, even though I'm not happy about it.
My reasoning? I mentioned it early in the article and I think it will be a huge factor on Sunday night.
Tommy Furry simply has too much to lose.
There is a massive payout on the other end of this fight if Fury can win and win in style. A fight with Jake Paul propels Fury into a different level of stardom across the globe that he hasn't yet achieved.
Tommy Fury will come out looking for blood in his fight against Anthony Taylor. I expect him to push the fight a little too much early on due to nerves. But, I think he settles in nicely and gets a KO/TKO in round three or four on Sunday against Taylor.
Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor Pick
Over 1.5 Rounds @ -140
Tommy Fury by KO, TKO, or DQ @ -450
Tommy Fury vs. Anthony Taylor Odds