- Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury’s first fight ended in a split decision draw
- A potential rematch is garnering a lot of buzz
- See the odds on where the rematch could take place
Deontay Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KO) and Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KO) fought an absolute classic on December 1st. It had everything you might expect between two of boxing’s best.
There was action, there were knockdowns, and yes, because it was championship boxing, there was controversy.
Many believed Wilder won the fight. Some even thought the ref saved Fury with a slow count on a 12th-round knockdown. Of those many, is Wilder himself.
“It was fishy with the KO. That 8 was a LONG 8… But it was an epic fight and I’m ready to do it again.”
— Fair Game (@FairGameonFS1) December 13, 2018
But really the details matter for only one reason: the buzz proved to promoters a second act is absolutely necessary.
Fight fans are salivating over the thought of watching these two battle again and it seems like a rematch is a certainty. An interesting bet has emerged over one key detail for part two: where the fight will be held
Odds Where Wilder-Fury Rematch Will Take Place
|Venue for Wilder-Fury Rematch||Odds at BetOnline|
|United Kingdom or Ireland||+150|
|Any Other Location||+1200|
*Odds taken 12/29
The first fight took place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
It wasn’t one of those events you often see with a black tarp covering part of the arena to hide the sparse crowd.
The final tally saw 17,698 fans in the building. Another 325,000 watched on pay per view. Wilder was guaranteed $4 million before that impressive number and Fury $3 million.
From a boxing standpoint, the fight was a success. From a numbers stand point, the fight was a smash hit. The numbers are expected to grow, and grow substantially after word spread of the entertainment provided by fight number one.
Rematch Should Take Place in US
This brings me to the bet on the table right now, hammer a rematch taking place in the US.
Why mess with a good thing?
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) December 29, 2018
The first fight thrived under the bright lights of Los Angeles. The pay per view numbers didn’t suffer; Fury’s fans in England still watched.
The only thing that could make the fight even bigger is a date in Vegas. But thanks to the current odds listed, that would be perfectly okay for anyone betting it will take place in the United States.
Anywhere Else Isn’t a Realistic Option
Cross “anywhere else” off the board.
This isn’t the type of fight that ends up in Dubai or Toronto, it’s the US or UK. The -175 price for betting on the fighters and fight promoters getting this one right looks like great value to me.
Put your money on the rematch in the US and you’ll have some profit to bet on who you think will win the fight when it gets officially announced.