Sportsbook’s around the world have slashed their odds on a range of betting markets, including bout betting and round betting, following the heavyweight weigh-in between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
Fury spoke about his plans for the clash ahead of the weigh-in:
” I haven’t really put weight on on purpose. I’ve just been eating plenty of food. It’s natural weight. I’m at my natural weight now, where before I’d be dieting to get down, down, down, get down to like 255, 252. And I’d be eating less and eating hardly nothing for a man of my size. George has come in and put me on like 5 or 6,000 calories per day. I’ll be over 10 weeks by the time the fight comes around, so I’m very fully prepared and very hydrated and whatever I weigh in now is what I’m naturally at.”
Fighters will face each other for the second time in 2 years following a controversial first fight that ended in a split decision draw.
Kell Brook, a British boxer ranked as the world’s eighth best active light middleweight by BoxRec; a website dedicated to holding updated records of professional boxers commented on the fight, which is being marketed as Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II:
“It looks to me from that they are going to stand in the middle of the ring and have a right scrap.”
Deontay Wilder, an American professional boxer who has held the WBC heavyweight title since 2015 is currently the bookies favourite at odds of 10/11 on average, whereas Tyson Fury is at odds of Evens. A draw result is currently at odds of 22/1.
Odds have also been slashed on a range of other markets with enhanced odds of 4/1 being offered on Deontay Wilder To Win In Rounds 1-6 or Tyson Fury To Win and To Be Knocked Down at 5/1.
If the fight is to go the distance, then the odds are in favour of Fury at 7/4 versus Wilder at 11/1.
However, with Wilder ahead as the slight favourite to win the bout, the American is currently 5/4 to win by knockout.