58% of bets since the market opened have been placed on Wilder to win the fight
Deontay Wilder has activated the rematch clause stipulated in his contract with Tyson Fury and the two will go to battle for the third time at some point this year.
The current best price and implied probability on each outcome is as follows:
– Fury: -200 (66.67%)
– Wilder: +275 (26.67%)
– Draw: +2500 (3.85%)
Despite being comprehensively beaten in Las Vegas in January and being priced up as the underdog by oddsmakers, it is in fact Wilder who is attracting the most attention from early bettors.
Bets on the American to win the trilogy fight have accounted for 58% of the total activity on the market in the last 48 hours, compared to just 39% for the Gypsy King. 3% of bettors think they know something that other don’t and have gone for the draw.
Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “There has been plenty of talk in the days since the fight that Deontay Wilder would choose not to exercise the rematch option – but any doubts have been put to bed”
“Many people seem to have temporarily forgotten the kind of career and self-belief that Wilder possesses, and he will firmly believe that he can upset the odds and reclaim the belts that he held for over five years.”
“With Joshua taking on Pulev in June, we can be fairly sure that the winner of each fight will meet in a cataclysmic heavyweight clash before the end of 2020.”
Odds on Fury vs Wilder II
Tyson Fury drifts as Deontay Wilder goes FAVOURITE for the first time in the UK
Fury is now an odds-against underdog…
Deontay Wilder has been cut into an odds-on favourite for the first time at British bookmakers, ahead of his clash with Tyson Fury this weekend.
Odds have dropped in the past few hours in favour of the Wilder – who is now the bookies choice to win at 10/11.
The Bronze Bomber is looking to prove his doubters wrong this weekend after comments that he robbed Tyson Fury of a victory when the two first met in 2018, which ended in a controversial draw.
Bets on the Gypsy King are dwindling, with Fury accruing 42% of bets in the last 24 hours at 10/11.
Deontay Wilder is renowned for his striking ability and aims to be the first boxer to deliver a knockout blow to Tyson Fury which is currently at the best price of 5/4.
Stakes have not been higher for the fighters. With neither fighter never losing a match there is a huge opportunity for both to make a statement.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson: “Despite winning the first fight against Deontay Wilder in the eyes of pretty much every fan and pundit, it’s perhaps a little surprising to see Tyson Fury narrowly drift in the market.
“Fury is unquestionably the superior boxer, but the spectre of Wilder’s ferocious right hand, carrying power which has sent every man he’s faced to the canvas, has attracted plenty of betting activity.
“If The Gypsy King is to become a two-time world heavyweight champion, it may have to be as the underdog, but that’s just how he likes it.”
To win the fight:
Deontay Wilder – 19/20
Tyson Fury – 11/10
Method of victory:
Deontay Wilder KO, TKO or DQ – 5/4
Tyson Fury by decision – 7/4
Tyson Fury KO, TKO, or DQ – 5/1
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