Tyson Fury will no longer be the underdog when he locks horns with Deontay Wilder for the second time.
The boxing fight of the year featuring the two heavyweight superstars ended in an unlikely draw and an immediate rematch is very much on the cards. And for their potential rematch, ‘The Gypsy King’ is being billed by the oddsmakers at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook as the slight favourite to win the fight.
✅ Over two years out
✅ Overcome mental health issues
✅ Overcome drink problems
✅ Overcome drug problems
✅ Overcome losing a baby
✅ Lost over 10 stone in weight
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 2, 2018
Fury Believes He Won The Fight
Fury was tagged as the underdog going into his fight with reigning WBC heavyweight champion. The 30-year-old Briton was on the brink of pulling off a stunning upset but Wilder showed up in the closing stages.
The lineal heavyweight champion was in full control in the majority of the match but suffered two knockdowns in the ninth and twelfth round respectively. Wilder landed a powerful combo in the final round, which sent the challenger into the mat motionless. Just when the defending champion thought the battle was over, Fury rose from the ashes and proceeded to finish the fight.
Boxing fans and pundits alike cried in unison that the victory should be awarded to the British boxer after dominating the American champ in nine to ten rounds. Fury echoed the same sentiment in the post-fight presser but refused to complain about the result.
“The world knows the truth, I thought I won the fight, and I should have gone home with that belt, but we’re on away soil so God bless his team, God bless America.”
— Mirror Fighting 🥊 (@MirrorFighting) December 2, 2018
Odds For Fury vs Wilder II Revealed
With the biggest boxing fight of the year ending in a controversial split decision draw, both camps believed that there is an unfinished business to settle between Fury and Wilder. Both boxers said they are willing to go at it again and the opening odds for their potential rematch saw Fury as the favourite to win the fight.
Deontay Wilder Even
Tyson Fury -120
— Jeff Sherman (@golfodds) December 2, 2018
‘The Gypsy King’ told the media that he wants the rematch to be held in his home soil, particularly in Old Trafford in Manchester but the US remains an option. Who do you think will win in the second offering of the Fury-Wilder rivalry? Will Wilder finally knockout the Gypsy King? Or will Fury’s technique get the better of the Bronze Bomber?
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