Tyson Fury Heavily Favored in Fight Against Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury at Frank Warren & Queensberry Promotions Show in 2019
Tyson Fury at Frank Warren & Queensberry Promotions Show in 2019. Photo by Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo/Shutterstock (10240503v)

Tyson Fury has emerged as a strong betting favorite ahead of his clash with Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Fury is a -280 favorite to win the bout, while Wilder has been positioned as the +230 underdog.

During Fury and Wilder’s first bout in 2018, it was Wilder who was viewed as the clear favorite. This fight ended in a split draw. Wilder remained the favorite to win the second bout, a match that ended with Fury shocking the boxing world by winning via a seventh-round TKO.

Nick Kalikas, a risk supervisor for Circa Sports, had this to say on the latest betting trends: “We did see a lot of straight bets on Wilder earlier. Now, as we’re getting closer to the fight, there is an uptick of action both ways. We did see some sharp action, some max bets on Tyson Fury, as of late.”

Betting giant Caesars Sportsbook revealed that at the start of Saturday, nearly 80% of the money that had been wagered was placed on a Fury win. BetMGM, on the other hand, reported that 64.6% of its betting money was on Wilder, while OddsChecker.com reported that betting was evenly divided on aggregate.

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