In the early hours of Sunday morning British heavyweight Tyson Fury aims to return to the summit of the heavyweight division, when he challenges American knockout artist Deontay Wilder for his WBC Heavyweight Title.
The Brit remains a slight underdog against the feared American, however Fury has shown he can overcome the odds before when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf. A victory that cost bookies dearly.
Should Fury repeat his heroics of that night he will cost the bookies once again, with William Hill admitting its worst outcome would be a victory for the former champion on Sunday morning.
The operator also revealed that despite the fight’s antisocial start time, it has generated incredible interest from British punters, with it easily being the biggest fight of the year in terms of betting interest, eclipsing Conor Mcgregor’s grudge match with UFC’s lightweight king, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Anthony Joshua’s Wembley title defence over Alexander Povetkin.
Nonetheless, should Fury cost the bookies this weekend it could lead to the boxing’s biggest betting event ever, if Fury takes the next logical step and seeks to unify the division against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua next year.
Fury has been backed into 6/5 to defeat Wilder, whereas the American remains an 8/11 favourite in the fight. In terms of method of victory betting, Wilder’s knockout power is attracting punters with a Wilder stoppage victory edging a Fury decision in this market.
From a round betting perspective, William Hill won’t be beaten on Wilder vs Fury round betting odds between now and its blockbuster WBC world heavyweight title brawl at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
Whereas William Hill punters are backing Fury to utilise his ring craft to complete the job on Sunday morning, Ladbrokes bettors feel Fury has the power to force an early finish, with despite it being the most unlikely method of victory at 11/2, the firm revealed a staggering 50% of all bets placed on how the fight will be won favour the Brit by KO, TKO or Disqualification.