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Fury to make quick work of Schwarz? Get Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz tips

Leigh Copson 19 May 2019
Tyson Fury (left) in action against Deontay Wilder (credit:Lionel Hahn/PA Wire/PA Images)

Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz predictions for the heavyweight fight on Saturday, June 15. Will Tyson Fury bounce back from the controversial draw with Deontay Wilder with a routine win over unbeaten Tom Schwarz? Read on for all of our free predictions and betting tips.

Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz

Tyson Fury may not have become world heavyweight champion for the second time last December, but he did ensure that he would never be forgotten. Fury dominated and outclassed unbeaten WBC champion Deontay Wilder for much of their fight in Los Angeles, but he was dropped twice in the contest and the second time he hit the canvas, in the 12th round, the watching world thought the fight was over. However, he miraculously got back to his feet in scenes that will be replayed for a long, long time to come, and having completed the contest may felt he could overcome the knockdowns to win on the scorecards, such had been his dominance.

However, the judges inexplicably rendered the fight a draw and there were calls for an immediate rematch between the pair, which many expected to happen in the first half of 2019. The WBC agreed with pundits, fighters and fans and quickly sanctioned a second showdown between the pair, but Fury shocked the boxing world when he announced that his next fight would not be against ‘The Bronze Bomber’. Instead he would be taking on unbeaten German heavyweight Tom Schwarz – an announcement that was greeted with one question. ‘Who?’

Fight fans were disgusted. Schwarz may have compiled an unbeaten 24-0 record since turning professional back in June 2013, but during this time he has fought nobody of note. The only name that immediately leaps off the page is Konstantin Airich and that is not for good reasons – he has a 23-18-2 record and has been knocked out by the likes of Anthony Joshua, Manuel Charr and Robert Helenius.

So why is Schwarz suddenly being thrust into the spotlight to face a former world heavyweight champion who dethroned the great Wladmir Klitschko? His trainer, Ben Davison, has previously claimed it was because they wanted their man to continue fighting ‘big’ opponents to prepare him for future meetings with Wilder and Anthony Joshua.

“A few names got sent across and we had a look”, he told iFL TV back in March. “We don’t want to make the adjustment of somebody big to somebody small to have to go back to somebody big, because the other two elite fighters (Joshua and Wilder) that we’re looking to make fights with are obviously 6ft 6in plus.”

Davison went on to claim that several better known opponents were tied up before defending the decision to go with Schwarz, insisting his ranking was tanked after the fight was announced.

“Tom Schwarz is number two with the WBO and also number nine with the IBF - so he’s ranked in the top 10 with the two organisations,” Davison continued. “When the fight got sent to us as well he was ranked number 11 on BoxRec, but all of a sudden that got changed [Schwarz dropped down the rankings considerably]. We’re not trying to make a career off of avoiding the big guns because Tyson is the one who jumped up and took the fight with Wilder, when really he shouldn’t have.”

While some will question the validity of Davison’s claims, he was right about one thing. Fury took the Wilder fight far too early. The 30-year-old raised eyebrows when he agreed to challenge the unbeaten heavyweight champion last year because he had only had a couple of easy fights since returning from a two-plus year absence from the ring. Perhaps Fury’s team believe he needs to get more rounds in the bank before he makes another attempt at dethroning ‘The Bronze Bomber’, and if that is a case I suggest not backing a quickfire finish here.

Fury showed in his August 2018 fight with the completely outmatched Francesco Pianeta that his ego will not get in the way of what his team are trying to achieve – on that night he went the distance with the Italian when, in all reality, he could have knocked him out if he wanted too. I do see fairly similar scenes happening here, but Fury will want to make a statement in his Vegas bow so I believe he will toy with Schwarz during the first half of the fight, get those rounds in the bank and then bring the fight to a close in the second half. Then we can go back to discussing meaningful fights against the likes of Joshua, Wilder and perhaps Dillian Whyte.

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