Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury Betting Odds Preview – February 23, 2020
The biggest fight of the year, the rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is so close that you can literally feel the excitement of everyone who is even remotely interested in boxing. The first bout between these two fighters was everything that boxing enthusiasts could have hoped for, but it still left many questions unanswered. Ironically, the most important of these questions is still open to interpretation as we still don’t know who could win a fight between the two giants after the first fight ended in a split draw.
The rematch between the defending WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and the former WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight title-holder Tyson Fury is scheduled for February 23 2020 and the action will unfold in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In the first fight Wilder managed to drop Fury twice, but unfortunately for him, the man known as the Gypsy King rose twice to end the fight. His second return to his feet was particularly astonishing as almost everybody in the crowd expected him to stay down until the referee finished the count. However, the Manchester based fighter rose up and according to many even deserved to be crowned the winner as he was apparently better in most of the 12 rounds.
This excitement hasn’t gone unnoticed by betting operators and they have certainly been working on their part of the bargain. Bookmakers have one of the most extensive boxing offers in recent memory for the Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury fight and as fights don’t come any bigger than this one that is to be expected. That’s why it is no surprise to see sports betting operators coming out with several dozen of different betting markets for the fight. In this preview however, we will only focus on the bout winner market and look at how several top notch betting providers price the two fighters.
Event Date: February 23, 2020
Betway specializes in offering punters betting on football in particular. The bookmaker is so involved in the sport that it even serves as the official partner of clubs such as West Ham United, Levante UD, Deportivo Alaves, CD Leganes, Leicester City and Brighton.
However, Betway also specializes in other sports and boxing is definitely one of them. For the Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury bout they offer lots of different betting propositions and pretty enticing odds. The most attractive proposition at Betway is the fight winner market.
This is because both Wilder and Fury are given so similar odds in that market that it is extremely difficult to pick the eventual winner of the fight. Fury is a slight favourite as he is given odds of 17/20, but the reigning WBC champion’s odds are so close to those of Fury that it would be unfair to call Tyson the favourite. Wilder goes into the fight with odds of 1/1 and the people at Betway certainly feel that this time around one of those deadly right-hand punches might really knock Fury out.
Unibet is no nonsense sports betting operator and always delivers to betting enthusiasts the offer that they want. They don’t partner up with teams and competitions like other bookmakers do, but they offer top quality betting markets and odds for the best sport events you can think of.
The Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury fight is definitely that type of an event and Unibet doesn’t disappoint with the offer they give for it. They too feel that the perennially out of shape Tyson Fury is a slight favourite coming into the fight, but they don’t feel that this is so significant to give him much lower odds than Wilder.
Tyson Fury is given odds of 5/6 to win and those odds are certainly fair to the fighter who was the only one who managed to end the reign of Wladimir Klitschko. The Gypsy King has been in trouble with governing bodies, authorities and with the law, but if there is one thing that he is good at, it is beating high-profile fighters. Wilder, who is given slightly higher odds of 19/20, got off the hook once, but the question is can he do it again?
Pinnacle prides itself on offering boxing enthusiasts what they claim to be the best boxing betting offer out there. They certainly prove this to be true in the case of the Deontay Wilder versus Tyson Fury fight as they come out with higher odds than most other bookmakers.
Tyson Fury is the man which the Pinnacle boxing specialists tip to edge the fight, but if their odds are anything to go by, the fight will be as close as they come. Fury is given odds of 87/100 while Deontay Wilder is given only slightly higher odds of 51/50.
Those slightly higher odds might surprise boxing experts as most of them agree that Deontay Wilder is actually the better boxer of the two right now. The reigning WBC champion won both of the two matches following the Fury draw with a first and seventh round knockout respectively and that is much better than Fury’s two victories via a Technical Knockout and a Unanimous Decision in their eyes.
Sports Interaction specializes in offering punters the best MMA and boxing betting offer possible. For the Wilder vs Fury fight they don’t disappoint as well and offer pretty high odds for both boxers.
As with the other sports betting operators Fury is a slight favourite with Sports Interaction as well and they give him odds of 77/100. Deontay Wilder’s odds are only a tad higher and at 26/25 you can make a decent profit if you back the American and he wins.
According to people who are heavily involved in boxing, Wilder is actually the fighter to beat here as he is somewhat superior to Tyson Fury at the moment. His athleticism and work rate are remarkable and even though it is expected that Tyson Fury will be in better shape for this fight than ever before, Wilder should still be the more athletic opponent.
What’s more, Wilder has one of the best right hands in the history of the sport and it is not clear whether Fury will once again be able to evade it as perfectly as he did in the previous fight. And let us remind you, Fury hit the floor two times in that one.
William Hill is a renowned sports betting operator with centuries of betting tradition in sports such as boxing and horse racing. They have one of the most competitive boxing betting offers in terms of the number of markets and they prove that to be the case once again for the Wilder vs Fury fight.
Both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury know how it feels to put everything on the line only in one fight and that’s what makes them elite boxers. Everything will be on the line on February 23 and both fighters will know that this fight is more about than just the collective titles that they have accumulated. Both Wilder and Fury are putting their reputation on the line in this fight and it is literally the winner takes it all.
If William Hill is to be believed then that winner will probably be their countryman Fury as he is given favourite’s odds of 4/5. Deontay Wilder does not trail much behind though, at least not in terms of odds, as he is given similar odds of 11/10. This will be one of the closest fights in recent memory.