Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury 2: Early odds released by bookies for epic rematch

  • Alex Batt

In case you missed the huge announcement yesterday afternoon, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are to do battle once more on February 22 in 2020.

The date has been heavily linked with the rematch for some time now, but it was officially announced yesterday as both fighters took to Twitter to reveal the news.

It’s been clear ever since their first fight back in December of 2018 that a rematch was needed, and it’s great news for heavyweight boxing that the two have agreed on a deal to go to war once more.

Their last fight ended in a controversial draw, with the majority of boxing fans claiming the Gypsy King won the fight on points. However, two knockdowns from Wilder, including a vicious one in the final round, was clearly enough for the judges to decide neither fighter did enough to win the bout.

Due to the draw, the WBC belt stayed in America, but both undefeated streaks continued.

Since that night, both have stepped foot inside the ring on two occasions. Fury defeated Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, one via knockout and one via unanimous decision, whilst Wilder beat the rather more recognisable names of Dominic Breazeale and Luis Ortiz.

The Breazeale fight ended in a brutal first-round knockout, whilst Ortiz was sent to the canvas in round seven after dominating the whole of the fight.

But that raises the question, who is considered favourite going into the rematch?

Well, according to SkyBet, who have released some early odds for the fight, Fury is the man who is favourite.

To simply win the fight, Fury is 8/11 as of writing this article, whereas Wilder is a bit further out at 6/5.

However, if you wanted to bet on someone winning via KO or TKO, Wilder is the man in the driver’s seat. He is 6/4 to get the job done early, whilst Fury is 7/2.

To win via points is where the big odds are at though. If you think the Bronze Bomber will win after 12 rounds, you can get him at 8/1, whereas Fury on the scorecards is much shorter at 11/8.

Fancy another draw? Well that comes in at 25/1.

So those are the early odds from SkyBet, and it seems like Fury’s showing against Wilder back in 2018 is just about edging things in his favour with the bookies.

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