The three-year rivalry between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury comes to an end Saturday, Oct. 9 when the two meet up in the Las Vegas octagon for a third and final matchup.
Sportsbooks expect Fury to successfully defend his WBC heavyweight title via either KO, TKO or DQ.
Wilder vs. Fury history
This final bout in the trilogy saga between the Gypsy King and the Bronze Bomber has been a long time coming.
Now almost four years in the making, the story began much differently than it rests now.
When the opponents met each other for the first time in December 2018, Fury held a 27-0 record with 21 KOs. Wilder, on the other hand, boasted a 40-0 record with 38 KOs. Wilder looked to gain the upper hand a couple of times during the fight, though it ultimately ended in a split decision draw.
Their second faceoff came just over a year later in February 2020. This time, Fury knocked Wilder down in two rounds, forcing him to throw in the towel.
Less than a month later, Wilder officially requested a rematch. Due to COVID-19 and various scheduling conflicts, this third fight has taken more than a year and a half to come to fruition.
Fury now holds a 30-0-1 record, and Wilder sits at 42-1-1.
Saturday will determine once and for all whether Fury will be able to claim dominion in a second-consecutive faceoff or whether Wilder will return with a vengeance.
Wilder vs. Fury odds
Sportsbooks unanimously favor Fury over Wilder in this fight, giving bettors some valuable length on Wilder odds if he can manage a win.
Caesars Sportsbook gives Fury -270 odds of a victory, while DraftKings gives Wilder the longest odds of any sportsbook with +235 odds.
DraftKings sets the over/under for the fight’s rounds at 7.5, with -115 odds of the fight going over and -105 odds of the fight ending in seven rounds or less.
Odds of Fury winning by KO, TKO or DQ sit at -110.
Caesars and DraftKings both say the fight is unlikely to go the distance, giving it +200 odds of doing so.
FanDuel’s special new user promo
In lieu of FanDuel Sportsbook‘s traditional $1,000 risk free bet sign-up offer, the sportsbook is offering a special promotion for new users interested in wagering on Saturday’s main event.
From now until the start of the match, new users can opt in to score 30/1 odds on either Wilder or Fury to win. This means bettors can turn their $5 max wager into $150 just by betting on the correct fighter.
To be eligible, bettors must first register by clicking the link above. Then, make an initial deposit of $10 or more and place your first real-money wager on the main event’s moneyline.
Users must claim the offer via the mobile app, so those who register on desktop will have to download the app to qualify.
Winning bettors will receive their payout within a 72-hour time frame.
Bettors can access this long-awaited pay-per-view event via Fox Sports or ESPN+ beginning at 9 p.m. ET Saturday night. The main event is scheduled for 11 p.m. ET.
Other fights on the card
Saturday’s fight night includes three main card heavyweight matchups before its 12-round main event:
- Robert Helenius (30-3, 19 KOs) vs. Adam Kownacki (20-1, 15 KOs), 12 rounds
- Efe Ajagba (15-0, 12 KOs) vs. Frank Sanchez (18-0,13 KOs), 10 rounds
- Jared Anderson (9-0, 9 KOs) vs. Vladimir Tereshkin (22-0-1,12 KOs), 8 rounds