- Tyson Fury is the -285 betting favorite to win the trilogy.
- Deontay Wilder comes back with +210 odds as the underdog.
- The first meeting between the two was a draw while Fury won the rematch via TKO
LAS VEGAS – Two of the top heavyweight boxers in the world will meet for a third time as Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are set to fight for a pair of heavyweight belts on Saturday.
Setting The Stage
This isn’t Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder’s first rodeo. The two have fought twice before, first finishing with a split draw and Fury winning the rematch via a 7th round TKO. In their third bout, the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles will be on the line. Online gambling sites give Fury the shorter price tag for the first time in this trilogy.
Wilder Vs. Fury Moneyline Odds
- Deontay Wilder +210
- Tyson Fury -285
Wilder was a -160 favorite in the first meeting and a -125 favorite in the second. He’ll enter the ring as an underdog for the first time in his career.
The first two fights didn’t come without controversy. The split draw naturally brings a lot of questions with it, especially as just six of the 12 rounds were scored the same by the three judges.
The second fight was loaded with excuses and accusations such as a heavy entrance outfit and potential glove tampering. In the third, and presumably final, fight between the two, all doubts should be put to rest.
Who Wins This Third Bout?
Wilder and Fury are not complete opposites, but the two have opposing thoughts on the fighting process. Wilder stands on his platform of only needing to be perfect for two seconds, while Fury has stated if he gets hit by someone’s only move, he shouldn’t be a professional boxer.
To an extent, both are right. Wilder is 42-1-1 with 41 wins by KO and truly does only need to be perfect for two seconds or less. His power is unmatched in the sport and those betting on boxing know that Wilder will likely only win by knockout.
Fury is more well-rounded as he has better footwork, head movement, and has a wider array of punch combinations but, at the end of the day, Wilder does have that ultimate equalizer in his right hand. Fury has an undefeated 30-0-1 record but isn’t necessarily invincible.
Fury admits he was unconscious at the end of the first bout and miraculously woke up just in time. Also, he was in danger of losing to Otto Wallin due to a cut above his eye in which he said he couldn’t see out of.
It sounds like an oversimplification, but it’s true. If Fury can avoid getting hit with the right hand and getting knocked out, he will win. The fight may be more of a toss-up than the odds suggest, which could bring value to Wilder on the +210 line but just how confident can anybody be in Wilder after his last outing?
On Saturday at 9:00 p.m. EST on PPV this fight can be seen.