Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Heavyweight Boxing Title Fight Betting Preview

On Saturday, December 1, 2018, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) takes on Tyson Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) in a title bout at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Although many have been banging down the door for Wilder to take on another British heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, it will be first be the undefeated Fury that Wilder must go through. In theory, the winner of this fight should be set to square off against Joshua.

The fight’s official weigh-in is scheduled for Friday, November 30, at 1 p.m. PT in Los Angeles.

Let’s dive into this matchup, shall we?

How Do Wilder and Fury Match Up?

One of these fighters is a raw puncher, and that’s the champion, Wilder. The other, Fury, is more of a technical boxer. Wilder is the older of the two boxers. “The Bronze Bomber,” as he’s called, is 32 years of age. Fury is 30. In addition to having the youth advantage, Fury is also taller and has a longer reach. “The Gypsy King” is a towering 6’9” tall. Wilder is 6’7”. For reach, Fury also has two inches there. His reach is 85” to Wilder’s 83”.

Sure, this isn’t the unifying title mega-fight between Wilder and Joshua we were all hoping for, but a matchup against Fury should be outstanding. These men are big, they’re bad, and they both love to throw. The animosity between Fury and Wilder is real.

Fury has been away from the sport for a few years, but that doesn’t mean he lacks what it takes to make this an incredible clash of titans. Most notably, Fury defeated powerhouse Wladimir Klitschko in Germany to earn his 25th victory. The bout was awarded to Fury on decision and helped launch the Brit into boxing stardom. While you may be thinking, “Wow, Fury defeated Klitschko,” don’t get ahead of yourself too much. That match was back in 2015, so there has been plenty of time between now and then.

If we get the Fury of old, the one who showed a ton of promise years ago, then Wilder is going to have one heck of a mountain to climb. As mentioned, Fury is the better boxer of these two men.

If Fury’s best has passed him by, even though he’s younger in age, Wilder could make quick work of his British counterpart with one big punch.

Wilder, on the other hand, is at the top of his game. His last fight saw him come out on top in a match against Luis Ortiz that was wildly entertaining and a tough test for Wilder. Against Ortiz, Wilder had to face some in-fight adversity he normally doesn’t take on, but he came out on top with a 10th-round TKO. Wilder has always been known for his erratic style and crushing power, but displaying resiliency against Ortiz added another element to his game that should make Wilder backers even more confident than they had previously been.

Let’s take a look at some of the betting odds and prop bets from around the gambling world.

Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook Odds and Prop Bets

Odds as of Saturday, December 1, at 9 a.m. PT and are subject to change.

Tyson Fury: +150
Deontay Wilder: -180

Tyson Fury by KO: +500
Deontay Wilder by KO: -130

Tyson Fury by Decision: +250
Deontay Wilder by Decision: +700

Over 9.5 Rounds: -140
Under 9.5 Rounds: +120

BetStars NJ Odds and Prop Bets

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Tyson Fury: +138
Deontay Wilder: -137

Tyson Fury by KO, TKO, or DQ: +500
Deontay Wilder by KO, TKO, or DQ: +110

Tyson Fury by Decision: +225
Deontay Wilder by Decision: +700

Yes, Fight Will Go the Distance: +110
No, Fight Won’t Go the Distance: -150

DraftKings Sportsbook Odds and Prop Bets

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Tyson Fury: +135
Deontay Wilder: -162

Over 9.5 Rounds: -159
Under 9.5 Rounds: +120

Tyson Fury by KO, TKO, or DQ: +500
Deontay Wilder by KO, TKO, or DQ: +100

Tyson Fury by Unanimous Decision: +210
Deontay Wilder by Unanimous Decision: +450

Yes, Fight Will Go the Distance: +110
No, Fight Won’t Go the Distance: -148

FanDuel Sportsbook Odds and Prop Bets

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Tyson Fury: +118
Deontay Wilder: -138

Over 10.5 Rounds: -136
Under 10.5 Rounds: +108

Tyson Fury by KO or TKO: +550
Deontay Wilder by KO or TKO: Even

SharpSide’s Best Bets for Wilder-Fury

Wilder is the clear favorite across sportsbooks, and rightfully so. Fury may pack talent and the age, height, and reach advantages, but the is one fighter in his prime against another fighter who has been out of the game for a few years. It might be easy to look back at Wilder’s fight against Ortiz and ask yourself, “If Ortiz almost got him, Fury should definitely be able to do it, right?” This writer thinks the opposite.

What Ortiz did to Wilder makes Wilder a stronger fighter going forward, not a weaker one. He was able to, literally, get punched in the face, keep fighting, and come out on top. Many had often wondered how Wilder would react if he got clocked, and we all saw what happened when he did. He won anyway.

No Matter Your Side, Over On Rounds Likely Safest Bet

If you’re picking a winner in this match, you’ve likely already made up your mind on how the fight will end. If you’re picking Wilder to retain his title, you’re likely going to believe he’s going to think he’ll do so by scoring a late-round knockout after Fury loses stream. If you’re backing Fury, you’re probably of the belief that he’ll get the win in a decision after going the distance.

In Wilder’s last seven fights, all of which have been won by Wilder by KO or TKO, the average fight length is 7.6 rounds. If you throw out the first-round knockout of Bermane Stiverne, the average fight length for Wilder bouts is 8.7 rounds. Fury should be a more challenging opponent than those Wilder has faced recently, so we can expect this contest to go a little longer.

That said, no matter what side you’re on it seems safest to bet on the fight going into the very late rounds.

Bet When Wilder or Fury Will Win for Bigger Paydays

Additionally, you can also find some good prices on either of these fighters to win in rounds 10 through 12, but before it comes to a decision. The odds will be longer for Fury than Wilder, simply because he’s not expected to be able to knock Wilder out, but if you’re betting the over on rounds and want to add a little bit extra on Fury or Wilder to win in rounds 10 through 12, you’ll be getting a nice payday if it hits.

Now, let’s say you like Fury. What’s the best bet to be made there? If you’re looking for the biggest bang for your buck, then Fury to win by KO or TKO will pay the most, but it’s also the biggest underdog to come in. If you believe some of the reports coming out regarding Fury and his conditioning for this match, then you probably think he has a good shot at going the distance. If that’s the case and his best chance is to win by decision as the better pure boxer of these two fighters, than betting Fury to win by decision is where you’ll be able to at least double your money at most sportsbooks.

For those in support of Wilder, you’re thinking a big punch and a loud knockout, right? So then instead of getting a worse price by simply picking Wilder to win the fight, pick Wilder to win by KO or TKO. It’ll give you a much better price on your wager. You can also pair it with the over on rounds this one will go.

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