Heavyweight Battle of the Year
Deontay Wilder will be dangerous for every minute of every round in this marquee championship fight. He has the potential to end this bout with one wicked punch at any time.
The boxing betting lines agree as they list the WBC heavyweight champion as the favorite (-165) to defeat Tyson Fury (+135) on Dec. 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles (odds provided by Bovada). Fury is the challenger and former WBO/IBF and WBA champion.
“I know I’m the best. Are you up for the test?” Wilder shouts at Fury in a promo video for the fight.
Boxing Betting Lines Explained
There are only two outcomes to bet on with the money line, but the payoffs are drastically different for each result in this championship fight.
A bettor would have to wager $165 to make a $100 profit on a Wilder victory ($165 bet + $100 profit = $265 total return). A bettor would have to wager $100 on a Fury victory to earn a $135 profit ($100 bet + $135 profit = $235 total return).
The money line odds will continue to change right up to the bell in the first round, but your odds are fixed at the time of your bet.
Also, many proposition bets will be offered on this heavyweight tilt, including method of victory and the exact round the fight will end in.
Heavyweight Belt on the Line
Neither of these two heavyweights has ever tasted defeat — Wilder is a heavy hitter with a record of 40-0 and 39 knockouts, while Fury is a prolific boxer with a mark of 27-0 and 19 knockouts.
Fury, at six-foot-nine and 260 pounds, has outboxed opponents in his most challenging fights, while Wilder, at six-foot-seven and 226 pounds, just drills everyone in his path.
This fight truly puts the heavyweight division back in the spotlight.
Fury was struggling in 2017. He was overweight, had his license removed and lost his three belts. The challenger has won two fights since his return, including a victory over former world title holder Francesco Pianeta in the summer.
His inactivity from the ring, however, may be the 30-year-old’s biggest detriment. This is the most dangerous fight of his career. He will have to step up his game against the 33-year-old Wilder, who will be making his eighth title defense.
“Every victim that has stepped in the ring, I done knocked them out in devastating fashion,” Wilder told Fury. “You’ve never been knocked out, but you’re gonna feel the experience, what it feels to get hit by the Bronze Bomber.”
Each of the champ’s last seven fights have ended before the final round and the American has been the one responsible for delivering the knockout blow.
However, five of his last seven knockouts have come after the seventh round, so pick one of the late rounds for this bout to end in one of the many prop bets on Bovada.
Prediction — Deontay Wilder (-165). The Bronze Bomber calls himself the “baddest man on the planet.” At a perfect 40-0, it’s hard to argue with that.
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