After Starting Out as Small Favourite, Fury Now a Coin Flip To Defeat Wilder

Published on February 17th, 2020 12:30 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

One of the most anticipated boxing matches is taking place this coming weekend. The biggest boxing match since Mayweather v McGregor is set to take place in Las Vegas this weekend, as Tyson Fury is set for his rematch against Deontay Wilder.

This fight has been years in the making ever since their controversial draw in their first fight. That fight saw Fury hit the canvas multiple times, including a dramatic knockdown in the 12th round that saw Fury "rise from the dead" to get off the canvas.

Most people agree that Fury was the better boxer that night, though Wilder certainly landed the bigger shots.

Their contract had a rematch clause, though both fighters needed to win multiple "tune-up" fights before their rematch could take place.

Wilder easily won both of his fights, though Fury had much more difficulty, especially in his second tilt against Otto Wallin. Fury suffered multiple deep cuts in that fight, and some people felt that Fury was lucky that the fight wasn't stopped.


All of that leads to this - Fury and Wilder are set to step into the ring for one of the most anticipated fights of all time this weekend in Las Vegas.

Tyson Fury started as a small favourite at most sports books, though the "sharps" (smart bettors) have placed their bets on Wilder in recent months.

As a result, the odds for Fury/Wilder 2 are currently dead even. Here is where Bet365 has them heading into this weekend:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: February 17th, 2020 12:21 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Tyson Fury, 1.90
Deontay Wilder, 1.90

The "fight outcome" odds tell you exactly how the bookmakers think that this fight will end, depending on who wins it:

Wilder by KO, TKO or DQ, 2.20
Fury by KO, TKO or DQ, 6.00

Wilder by Decision, 12.00
Fury by Decision, 2.62

Draw, 21.00

If the fight ends early, bookmakers expect that Wilder will be the victor.

If the fight goes the distance, bookmakers expect that Fury will be the winner.


The one big potential issue in this fight is the cut that Fury suffered against Otto Wallin.

Scar tissue is extremely easy to re-open, and there is no doubt that Wilder will be trying to target this area in order to re-open the cut.

Fury, on the other hand, will be looking to survive the early rounds against Wilder and out-box his opponent, which is why Fury winning via decision has such strong odds. If Fury wins the fight, there is a great chance that it will be via decision.


Fans want a clean outcome to this fight so that the winner can go on to face Anthony Joshua later in the year.

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