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Trash-talking giant expected to earn 20th pro win

By Jamie Casey.   Last Updated: 01/12/12 11:06am

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Tyson Fury: A win could edge the heavyweight closer to a much-coveted bout with Vitali Klitschko

Tyson Fury: A win could edge the heavyweight closer to a much-coveted bout with Vitali Klitschko

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Heavyweight Tyson Fury will take another step towards a world title shot if he justifies his odds-on status ahead of Saturday night's fight with Kevin Johnson.

Not every Sky Bet punter is convinced by his 1/6 price, though, with American Johnson having received more wagers at 10/3.

A win for Fury in round seven has proved popular choice ahead of the opening bell, with our odds of 22/1 receiving most placements in the Round Betting market, but you can get double chance for your money at 14/1 for either fighter to win in the same round.

The trash-talking giant can ill-afford to lose out to Johnson, who lost a points decision to Vitali Klitschko in 2009, with Fury hoping to earn the right to fight the aforementioned Ukrainian with another win at Belfast's Odyssey Arena.

Johnson has lost just twice in 31 professional fights, the latter of which came in his last bout, and another defeat could derail the 33-year-old's career. Thus, he'll be in no mood to let Fury have his way, with Johnson to win on points good value at 12/1.

As always with big bouts, Sky Bet offers a Fight Specials market, with Fury to win in the opening minute available for 60/1, while the same outcome in Johnson's favour is a 100/1 shot.

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