3 Wilder-Fury prop bets to consider
The time for talk is over, as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury will finally face off Saturday, Feb. 22 for heavyweight supremacy. Thoughts and predictions for this fight are all over the place, and the heightened anticipation has made this rematch one of the biggest heavyweight title fights of the last 20 years.
There is a lot to consider beyond the moneyline, so let's take a look at the prop bets worth a wager.
Group round bet: Wilder in rounds 10-12 (+1000)
There is no denying Wilder's power, and he terrifyingly carries it into the deep rounds, where he is just as likely to knock you out as in any other round. In their first meeting, Wilder's desperate charge to turn the fight nearly ended it, as he finally caught Fury with a flush combination.
There is a good chance this fight gets into the championship rounds, with Wilder facing another deficit on the cards. If the fight gets this far, and Wilder is still actively stalking, this is the best window he has to close out the fight.
Wilder decision (+800)
As unlikely as it might seem that a Wilder fight will go the distance, Fury did it the first go-round and will probably do it again.
Fury's unorthodox style may lead to a lot of close rounds. Wilder got the benefit of the doubt in many of those rounds in their first fight and scored two knockdowns along the way.
It isn't wise to ignore the possibility that Wilder will eke out a tight decision on the scorecards. This is more likely to happen than a stoppage, and it's a strong bet.
Fury decision or technical decision (+150)
A moneyline bet on Fury sits at -120, so taking Fury to win by decision or technical decision at +150 is a better choice.
A better conditioned, fully dialed-in Fury may opt to make the fight rougher for Wilder, but he has never possessed formidable punching power or speed to stop even the most overmatched of foes.
Fury is taking this one to the cards—with a more offensive approach to leave no doubt—so leaving the moneyline behind is the right call, if Fury is your bet.