3 Stats That Prove Wilder-Fury II Will End in a Knockout

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are sure to provide fireworks again for their rematch in Las Vegas.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are sure to provide fireworks again for their rematch in Las Vegas. / Harry How/Getty Images

It's no secret that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder love swinging for the fences in their fights. Wilder has had two highlight-reel knockouts in his most recent fights over Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz, respectively. Fury has won 20 of his 29 fights by knockout, and is still a threat to put anyone to the floor. But how can we be so sure that this fight will end in a knockout? Here are three statistics that give us a good indication of how it'll wrap up.

3. Wilder's Fights Have Rarely Gone the Distance

For a professional boxer to not make it to the end of the fight in 9 of his last 10 bouts, and not lose a single one of them, it is an astounding feat. Of those 10 fights, Wilder finished the fight by knockout eight times, with the ninth stoppage coming from the corner of Chris Arreola in 2016. Of course, the one time that Wilder went the distance with his opponent? Tyson Fury, where they fought to a draw.

2. Tyson Fury's Punch Accuracy

One notable aspect of Tyson Fury's original title challenge against Deontay Wilder in 2018 was the accuracy with which Fury was landing his shots. Wilder, who is notorious for always wanting to land a big shot, only landed 20% of his punch attempts in the fight, with one of those power punches leaving Fury flat on the floor. Yet Wilder's power didn't deter Fury all fight, who landed 35% of his punches, an excellent output for a championship fight. If Fury continues that efficiency, one of those punches may just send Wilder spiraling to his first professional loss.

1. Deontay Wilder's Average Finishing Round

As always, the mark of a world-class boxer is his ability to put away opponents. leaving no doubt as to who the victor is. Tyson Fury is exceptional at this, with an average finishing round of 5.9. Were it not for his opponent, Fury might be the most feared opponent in the weight class. However, what Deontay Wilder does to his opponents is unmatched. With an average finishing round of 3.9, Wilder's method of dispatching challengers is terrifying and fascinating. With the added bad blood between the two fighters, there is no way this fight goes the scheduled 12 rounds.