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- Deontay Wilder is a -170 favorite to beat Tyson Fury in the heavyweight championship on Saturday, Dec. 1.
- Wilder has been a favorite since betting was opened for the fight in August.
- Wilder vs. Fury will take place at the Staples Center on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
Betting odds: Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury
- Deontay Wilder odds: -135 ($135 to win $100)
- Tyson Fury odds: +125 ($100 wins $125)
- Over/Under: 9.5 rounds (-150/+130)
- Date: Saturday, Dec. 1
- Time: 9 p.m. ET, Wilder v. Fury approx 11 p.m. ET
- Channel: Showtime Pay-Per-View
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen an American heavyweight with the opportunity to launch himself on the world scene. That will change on Saturday, Dec. 1 when Alabama native Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (40-0, 39 KOs) takes on former lineal champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) of Manchester, England.
Wilder has been favored since pen was put to paper for this fight but odds have danced around a bit. The Tuscaloosa, AL native opened as a -150 favorite with Fury coming back at +110.
Wilder’s odds have mostly stayed in the -155 to -175 range but was bet up to -210, while the Englishman was as long as +170, albeit briefly, in September. After the market seemingly settled in the Wilder -170/-175 range, Fury money hit the market and has shifted the odds to Wilder -135/Fury +115 as of Thursday afternoon.
The fight is for Wilder’s WBC title and could — and should — set the winner up with a unification bout with English superstar Anthony Joshua in 2019.
Wilder is coming off an impressive, come-from-behind knockout victory over Luis Ortiz in March while Fury won a pair of tune-up fights over weak opposition in August and June of this year.
Prior to his warm-up fights with no-namers Francesco Pianeta and Sefer Seferi, Fury pulled one of the decade’s biggest upsets by defeating heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko in a unanimous decision almost three years ago to the day.
Following his life-changing victory over Klitschko, Fury was stripped of one of his titles for honoring a re-match clause with Klitschko instead of taking on the IBF mandatory challenger. After he was stripped, “The Gypsy King” took a break from the fight game and battled alcohol and drug addiction and depression. He stopped Seferi in his return to the ring on June 9, 2018.
Wilder has been a rising star in the heavyweight division since he won the WBC Heavyweight Title by defeating Bermane Stiverne on Jan. 17, 2015. That win over Stiverne remains the only fight in Wilder’s career that went to the judges’ table. Wilder and Stiverne met again last November, a fight that ended in the first round after Wilder knocked Stiverne down three times.
The Fighting Pride of Tuscaloosa, AL., Wilder is a former football player who began boxing in order to make a better life for his daughter, Naieya, who was born with Spina Bifida. Wilder won the bronze medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
- Fight goes to decision: +115
- Fight doesn’t go to decision: -135
- Wilder wins by KO, TKO or DQ: +122
- Any other result: -142
- Fury wins by KO, TKO or DQ: +889
- Any other result: -1356
- Wilder wins by decision: +425
- Any other result: -550
- Fury wins by decision: +238
- Any other result: -278
- Wilder wins inside distance: +119
- Not Wilder inside distance: -139
- Fury wins inside distance: +750
- Not Fury inside distance: -1165