Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta Betting Tips, Preview and Prediction

The King of the Gypsies adds some much needed charisma to the Carl Frampton vs. Luke Jackson undercard in Belfast this weekend as part of his comeback crusade. Tyson Fury will be facing off against another lofty heavyweight in Francesco Pianeta at Windsor Park in Belfast. Here is our round-up of the most popular betting markets along with our outright prediction for how this boxing contest will end.


Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta: Tale of the Tape






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Immediately we can see a contrast in the resumes of these two fighters, specifically by matching their fight records side by side. Fury hasn’t tasted defeat as professional boxer, whilst Pianeta has collected four L’s along his journey.

Pianeta also loses out in age, reach, height and most notably, his KO ratio. The tale of the tape hints to Fury as the more dominant fighter and we’d expect this to set the tone for the odds in the main betting markets for thi heavyweight boxing fight.


Tyson Fury vs. Francesco Pianeta Betting Odds


Given below is three betting markets worth looking into: outright winner, method of victory and fight to go the distance. We’ve taken a snapshot of offers laid on by the UK’s mainstream bookmakers, so let’s take a closer look at what’s hot and what’s not.

Outright winner

Market Bet 365 Skybet Ladbrokes William Hill Marathon Betfair Paddy Power Unibet Coral
Tyson Fury 1/100 1/100 1/100 1/66 1/100 1/100 1/100 1/100 1/100
Francesco Pianeta 16 25 16 14 17 25 25 13 16
Draw 33 33 33 33 33 33 30 33

Backing Fury to win by any method and a £100 can offer a measly £1. We’re seeing this markets as a fixed rate across the board. Simply not worth a punt regardless of how confident you are on the former `British heavyweight stomping past his German opponent in Belfast.

For those who like to back an underdog, even 16 / 1 seems to be poor odds for Pianeta to take the win. The best possible hope is for a lucky punch from Pianeta. Back that at your peril.


Method of victory

Market Bet 365 Skybet Ladbrokes William Hill Marathon Betfair Paddy Power Unibet Coral
Fury by KO TKO or Disqualification 2/7 1/4 3/10 3/10 3/10 3/10
Fury by Decision or Technical Decision 5/2 3 9/4 5/2 5/2 9/4
Draw or Technical Draw 33 33 33 33 33
Francesco Pianeta by KO TKO or Disqualification 22 25 25 33 33 25
Francesco Pianeta by Decision or Technical Decision 40 100 40 100 100 40

At least this markets offers some variety for punters who want an alternative to an outright win. Such is the expectation for Fury to plough through his opponent this weekend, bookmakers are laying on odds for a Fury win by TKO or disqualification at around 2 / 5, to a points win at 5/ 2.

Pianeta to win via KO or any other means is money down the drain. The southpaw has faced fighters close to Fury’s class before and all have ended in disaster. Big names like Ruslan Chagaev, Kevin Johnson and Wladimir Klitschko have knocked him out. Pianeta to lose by KO seems worth a punt.

Fight to go the distance

Market Bet 365 Skybet Ladbrokes William Hill Marathon Betfair Paddy Power Unibet Coral
No 2/7 1/5 2/7 2/7
Yes 5/2 10/3 9/4 9/4

In his most recent appearance, the Gypsy King forced Albanian journeyman Sefer Seferi to retire on his stool. In facing Pianeta, he is purely going through the motions in another exhibition match. The assumption is that the German may turn up for the purse and call it a day after feeling the power of Fury.

For the fight to go the distance you’ll take short odds hence lumping on is the only plausible way to see a worthwhile return. No one really needs to see this one go 12 rounds, do they? The bookmakers will reward you for the audacity to back this market well. We’d advise against it.

Fury vs. Pianeta Prediction


Tyson is making good work of his transformation and although not yet looking sharp enough to square off against a Wilder, he’s certainly in cute enough shape to box Pianeta’s socks off. If fighting Seferi was the circus comeback then this second act will be taken more seriously. Tyson is a singature away from penning a deal with the aforementioned Wilder so him winning in Belfast is almost a formality.

Tyson Fury to win to TKO/ KO.

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