Fury vs Schwarz : Tyson Fury vs. Tom Schwarz fight prediction, start time, odds, undercard, expert pick, date, record,
Tyson Fury will fight the undefeated Tom Schwarz on Saturday night in a heavyweight world title contest as the Briton makes his Las Vegas debut.
It is Fury’s first fight since his thrilling draw with Deontay Wilder. The ‘Gypsy King’ has reportedly already agreed to face WBC champion Wilder in a rematch later this year but is wary of overlooking Schwarz after Anthony Joshua’s stunning defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
Tyson Fury Vs. Tom Schwarz
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 10 pm ET
TV: Undercard on ESPN 2 at 8pm ET
Live Stream: ESPN+
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In the wild aftermath of Andy Ruiz Jr.’s June 1 knockout of unified champion Anthony Joshua that turned the division upside down, one could argue the most prestigious title that any heavyweight currently holds is still the lineal championship adorned to Tyson Fury’s name.
Not only did Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) become the “guy who beat the guy who beat the guy” when he upset Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, most observers felt Fury had done enough to outpoint unbeaten WBC champion Deontay Wilder in their exciting and disputed draw last December.
“The only title that I care about is the lineal championship of the world,” Fury said. “It goes back a long, long way, and that’s the one I’m defending with pride and honor.”
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Fury, a 6-foot-9 native of England who completed a miraculous turnaround in 2018 following a two-year slide into depression, obesity and drug abuse, enters the first fight of his new co-promotional deal with Top Rank on Saturday with the opportunity for the ESPN marketing machine to further connect his jovial personality with casual American sports fans.
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No, this isn’t a fight where the outcome appears necessarily in doubt as Fury enters the ESPN+ main event (10 p.m. ET) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas as high as a 20-1 favorite against the unheralded German Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs). Yet there’s still a certain amount of pressure upon Fury to put on a show and win emphatically as a way to make a statement regarding his standing within the division.
At just 30, Fury still has the potential to define this heavyweight renaissance era as his own provided he’s willing to make the biggest fights against the best names regardless of their promotional or network status. The fact that Wilder announced two weeks ago that the two have signed on for a spring 2020 rematch seems to be a positive sign in that direction.
What Fury must avoid on Saturday, however, is making his ESPN debut into more of a farce than an actual fight. During a pair of comeback bouts in 2018 against Sefer Seferi and Francesco PIaneta, fans witnessed an almost disinterested version of Fury who, given the vast difference in skill between him and his opponents, was content to clown and box from the outside.