Can Wilder Set up Possible Rematch Against Tyson Fury?

Published on August 29th, 2019 2:36 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel
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The shot at the title is on the line in the upcoming boxing match between Wilder and Ortiz.  The year is 2019. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are fighting on back-to-back weekends, and this is no coincidence.

Everyone in the boxing world expects that they will head back into the ring sometime in 2020, in which should be one of the biggest money fights of the year. After all, their first fight was thrilling and controversial, so why not run it back for even more money?

Both Wilder and Fury have some work to do before that happens, however, as Fury will need to beat Otto Wallin and Wilder will need to beat Luis Ortiz before the rematch can be signed. Bookmakers believe that Wilder has the tougher match, as he is a smaller favourite to win.

Here are the current betting odds for Wilder/Ortiz, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: August 29th, 2019 2:29 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Deontay Wilder, 1.18
Luis Ortiz, 4.50

As you can see, oddsmakers believe that Wilder will win this fight more than 4 times out of 5, though Ortiz is still seen as a dangerous opponent.

Wilder is coming off of the destruction of Dominic Breazeale earlier in the year, when Wilder practically took the overmatched fighter's head off.

Wilder has still never lost a professional fight, as he has a near-perfect record of 41-0-1, with 40 of his wins coming via knockout.

While Wilder is officially the #2 ranked Heavyweight fighter in the world, most believe that either Wilder or Fury is the true top Heavyweight in the world, as most believe that Andy Ruiz Jr. would get beaten by both fighters.

There is a bit of a log jam at the top of the Heavyweight picture, though things could clear up nicely over the next year, IF Wilder and Fury end up fighting. If that happens, the winner will likely get the winner of the Joshua/Ruiz Jr. rematch, and that should finally set up either Wilder or Fury for a shot at the title.

Anything can happen in boxing, however, and sometimes the best-laid plans go awry.

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