Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Betting Odds
November 05, 2018
Whoever wins the fight will have a strong case for a unification fight against WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, so the stakes really couldn’t be much higher for either man.
It’s an intriguing contest between two unbeaten boxers. Where Fury (who has won all 27 of his fights; 19 by KO) might have an advantage is that he has put in the longer rounds and, particularly earlier in his professional career, he’s probably generally fought against higher quality opponents than Wilder. That was unquestionably the case of his fight against Wladimir Klitschko, whom he beat in November 2015 to win the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles.
As has been well documented, Tyson Fury vacated the WBA, WBO, IBO and lineal titles following a medical investigation and various personal issues. One of the factors behind him losing his titles was there having been two cancellations of a rematch with Klitschko. In 2018, following more than two years of inactivity, The Ring also stripped Fury of his last remaining title.
Fury finally returned to action in June this year against the 39 year-old Albanian career cruiserweight, Sefer Seferi. Seferi had only ever fought once at heavyweight previously, losing to Beirut-born Manuel Charr in 2016.
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Fury beat Seferi comfortably enough, although it was also somewhat farcical, with the Irish fighter largely showboating for the first few rounds before unloading some heavy punches in round 4. These hurt Seferi, who then retired on his stool at the end of the round. It could be argued that Fury’s biggest challenge in the fight was in losing the 112 pounds he reportedly shed in preparing for it.
In his last fight, Fury did take a significant step-up in class when he fought the Italian former two-time world title challenger Francesco Pianeta on 18 August. The fight went the full 10-round distance, with Fury defeating Pianeta via a points’ decision.
Although there are question marks over the quality of some of the opponents Wilder has faced (he’s certainly never fought anyone of Klitschko’s ability), there is no arguing with his record of 39 knockouts from 40 professional wins. The only boxer who has managed to take Wilder the distance was the Haitian-Canadian Bermane Stiverne, when he won the WBC title in January 2015. Even then, Stiverne had to survive a barrage of power shots and the three official judges scored the fight 118–109, 119–108, and 120–107 to Wilder.
Wilder made amends for that one minor blip on his record when he had a second fight to defend his title against Stiverne in November 2017, doing so with a commanding first-round knockout. In that fight, Wilder knocked Stiverne down three times before referee Arthur Mercante stopped the fight after two minutes 59 seconds of the round.
That rematch with Stiverne was Wilder’s penultimate fight, with his most recent bout being a 10th Round TKO of Cuba’s Luis Ortiz in March this year.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Odds
Wilder is -150 with William Hill to win the fight, with Fury being a +130 chance with bet365* and the draw offered at +3300 with Sportingbet. On the Money Line, Fury can be backed at +138 with Pinnacle.
Go The Distance?
Other markets of interest include, Will the fight go the distance? No is on offer at -117.50 with 888sport, Yes can be backed at +110 with Sportingbet.
Method Of Victory
Some of the ‘Method of Victory’ options include Wilder by KO, TKO or Disqualification at +137.50 with William Hill. Fury to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification is +600 at bet365*.
Wilder by Decision or Technical Decision is +400 with William Hill, while Fury by Decision or Technical Decision is available at +225 with Sportingbet.
Closer to the fight date, there should be some special offers from different bookmakers for the fight, including enhanced odds on certain outcomes.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Betting Tips
The big question is, just how ready is Tyson Fury to take on a boxer of Deontay Wilder’s calibre after those two comeback fights against fairly modest opposition? Has he prepared properly and has he had any issues in making the weight?
From Wilder’s perspective, the biggest question mark is whether he can deal with someone who is a step-up in class from his usual level of opponent. Will he be able to land his heavy blows on Fury?
Wilder was ringside for the Pianeta fight and, based on what he saw, will be confident that Fury doesn’t possess the power to trouble him.
Wilder is a great puncher, who’s very quick with his hands. However, in five of his last seven fights, he has knocked out his opponent from round 8 onwards, so fears as to his stamina in a long fight are perhaps misplaced. By contrast, Fury is essentially an awkward opponent, who will probably fancy his chances the longer the fight goes.
Our Verdict: We’re backing Wilder’s punching power to win the day, so Wilder by KO, TKO or Disqualification at +137.50 with William Hill is the boxing bet for us.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Live Streaming
The reality is that most high-profile fights are sold for big bucks to the TV networks and are only available to fans on pay-per-view subscription, so there is no access to live boxing streaming via bookmaker sites for any major bouts.
On the plus side, although viewing the fight via bookmakers’ live streaming isn’t an option, it will still be possible to bet on the fight live in-play throughout its duration.
* Odds correct at the time of writing