Deontay Wilder is a very slight betting favorite for tonight’s rematch with Tyson Fury, and unlike most big fights in boxing, this one is seen as pretty much dead-even with just hours to go before the main event.
That makes sense, of course, given that the two went to a draw — albeit an incredibly controversial draw — in their first meeting back in Dec. 2018.
The mean odds over various online books have Wilder at -123, with Fury at +104 for the rematch this evening.
For what it’s worth, three of our four staffers are picking Fury to win.
The PPV undercard odds aren’t quite so even, but there is at least one interesting line that might have some people scrambling to throw some money down, which comes in the first of the three fights that will air before Wilder-Fury 2.
In that one, 6’5” junior middleweight prospect/project Sebastian Fundora is seen as the solid favorite over Australian ex-Olympian Daniel Lewis. Fundora is listed around -435, with Lewis at +335. Again, not that it means the world — and it’s not a suggestion for you to go put a bet down — but three of our four staffers are picking Lewis in this one, and he has a lot of believers out there for this matchup. We’ll see how it goes, but it’s pretty clearly the most interesting of the undercard matchups.
Otherwise, we’ve got Emanuel Navarrete (-3055) as an enormous favorite against Jeo Santisima (+1210) in their WBO junior featherweight title match, and Charles Martin (-475) as a strong favorite against Gerald Washington (+360) in their IBF heavyweight eliminator.