It’s time for a WBC heavyweight championship bout, but not just any ol’ title fight. No, this is an epic trilogy match between the current champ, Tyson Fury, and the challenger, Deontay Wilder. The first fight ended in a controversial draw, and the second with a dominant Fury stoppage. Before the third chapter of this saga unfolds, let’s take a look at the betting odds for it.
Because of how supreme Tyson looked in their last fight, the oddsmakers have Fury listed as a substantial betting favorite over Wilder. The champion is clocking in with a heavily favored moneyline of -295, with a $100 gamble standing to make $133.90 altogether. Deontay can be found with a sizable underdog value of +235. At that line, a winning $100 bet would see a total payout of $335.
Their first encounter barely made it to the scorecards, while the second meeting ended in the seventh. This time around the bookies are expecting another finish to happen to remove any need for judges. The prop bet ‘Fight don’t go to decision’ has been spotted with a sizable favored line of -370, with a +240 comeback on the ‘Fight goes to decision’ option.
Will the “Gypsy King” end Wilder’s night early once again? The odds seem to indicate so. The exotic water ‘Fury wins by KO/TKO, or DQ’ is tending with a favored mark of -110 on most sites. Going back the other way, the proposition ‘Wilder wins by KO/TKO, or DQ’ is positioned as a much less likely possibility with a +270 underdog value.
If this one does in fact go the distance, then it’s Fury again expected to get the nod by the bet-setters. You’ll find ‘Fury wins by decision’ floating around at a line of +300, while ‘Wilder wins by decision’ has been all but written off at an impossible moneyline of +2000. Oh, and since the first fight did end in a draw, the prop bet ‘Fight is a draw’ is available at a value of +2000. That’s right. According to the betting odds, this trilogy is just as likely to end in a draw (+2K) as it is to end with Deontay Wilder taking a decision (+2K). Woof!
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