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Deontay Wilder Listed as Favorite in Rematch with Tyson Fury

Ryan Bolta

by Ryan Bolta in Boxing

Updated Mar 31, 2020 · 2:12 PM PDT

Deontay Wilder
Deontay Wilder is expected to win his heavily-hyped rematch with Tyson Fury. Photo by Layton Dudley (flickr).
  • Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought December 1st, 2018
  • The fight was ruled a controversial split draw
  • Fury vs Wilder II is scheduled for the first quarter of 2020

Finally, a boxing rivalry worth being excited for that doesn’t include the name Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. Much to the delight of boxing fans everywhere, a rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is going to happen. Their first fight was a wild affair which saw Fury rise from the dead in the 12th and final round to score a draw.

When odds for a rematch were first released, Wilder was the favorite. That knockdown wasn’t the only one in the fight; Fury went down once earlier, so it wasn’t a surprise to many. Now though, new odds have been put out and Wilder is still favored.

Updated Fury vs Wilder II Odds

Fighter Updated Fury vs Wilder II Odds
Tyson Fury -105
Deontay Wilder -125

Odds taken 06/04/19.

Wilder is listed as a slim favorite in the rematch, which isn’t shocking considering how the first fight went down. One judge scored the bout for Fury, one for Wilder and the third a draw. Nobody seemed to be able to pinpoint a winner and that theme appears to be staying true to form now.

With the new odds released it seems like the best opportunity to get your money in. There’s no reason to wait for an unpredictable line to move again. So where is the best value?

Wilder a Worthy Favorite

Wilder retained his WBC Heavyweight title in the first fight and enters with some momentum. He took the fight to Fury at times, in particular that 12th and final round. If you abide by the theory that Round 1 of a rematch is really just Round 13, than it’s tough to find a reason to fade Wilder. The younger fighter who is in better shape also seemingly figured Fury out late in the first fight.

Look at the reactions from Fury’s corner in Round 1. They don’t seem to be displaying much confidence. If I trusted the line would move in a certain direction, the play could be to wait, but with all the uncertainty surrounding this must-see rematch, now is probably the best time to push your money into the middle.

Pick: Deontay Wilder (-125)

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