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How to Bet Fury vs Wilder 2: The 2020 Rematch

December 1, 2018, could be considered the start of a new golden age in boxing as the heavyweight division began to generate excitement for the first time in over a decade.

On that night, undefeated sluggers Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury battled to a 12-round draw when the Bronze Bomber dropped Fury twice, but the Gypsy King used his high-level boxing skills to outpoint Wilder for the majority of the bout. The judges saw it as a draw, leading to the highly anticipated rematch on February 22, 2020, at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Boxing’s Unfinished Business: Clash of the Titans

This fight is getting a lot of hype due to the clash of styles. Wilder’s devastating power has carried him to a 42-0-1 record with 41 wins coming by knockout, while Fury has outstanding footwork and head movement that has the 250-pound heavyweight moving around the ring like a 160-pound middleweight. The Bronze Bomber holds the WBC heavyweight belt that will be up for grabs and the Gypsy King lays his lineal title on the line.

The lineal title doesn’t have a belt but rather is symbolic and goes all the way back to the first heavyweight champion, John L. Sullivan, and his defeat at the hands of James J. Corbett, after which Corbett became the lineal champ, and so on and so forth to Fury. The winner of this bout could potentially face Anthony Joshua to have the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000.

The Odds are In: Who is the Favorite?

Wilder was a -160 favorite in the first fight with Fury coming back at +130, but this time around the odds are much tighter with the Bronze Bomber slightly favored at -125 odds and the Gypsy King is a +105 underdog.

If you’re looking to get in on the action in this massive heavyweight tilt but are unsure how to do so, don’t worry, I’ve created a breakdown of how to bet on Fury vs Wilder 2. For additional info on the fight itself, check out my preview and prediction article as well.

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How to Sign Up at A Sportsbook

Signing up for an online sportsbook such as Bovada can seem a little daunting at first, but it’s actually quite simple. To start, select a book of your choosing which we have outlined on our best boxing sites page.

Once you’ve decided on a book you like, there will be a Join or Sign Up prompt that will carry you through the registration. You’ll be asked questions such as name, date of birth, email and address.

The next step is to make a deposit. Most betting sites will offer a Welcome Bonus, often matching your initial deposit up to a pre-determined amount. You can choose from various depositing options such as Bitcoin, credit cards, or e-transfer/online interac.

Now, don’t feel rushed. The boxing match isn’t until February 22 and the walk for these two competitors will likely be around 11 p.m. ET. You can make a wager right up until about a minute before the fight starts. If you miss that deadline, don’t fret, most books offer live betting as well.

How to Bet on Boxing

When looking to place a bet on boxing itself, there are many options that vary in complexity. You can make a wager on who you think is going to win, much like a moneyline bet in typical sports betting. For this bout, Wilder is a -125 favorite (earning $0.80 profit on every dollar wagered if he wins) with Fury coming back at +105 (earning $1.05 profit on every dollar if he wins).

The last bout ended in a draw, which had odds of +2500, earning bettors a profit of $25 for every dollar placed, so if you had a feeling that was going to be the outcome and placed $1,000 on it, you would have won $25,000! Because of this, sportsbooks are protecting themselves and this time around, the odds for a draw have dropped to +2200. Draws are rather rare and that’s why the odds are typically high, but if you pick it right, it’s a good payday.

Advanced Betting Options

If you are an avid boxing bettor, you might consider some of the more advanced betting options such as the method of victory or round betting.

The method of victory is exactly as it sounds. You are choosing whether a fighter will win by knockout or decision. For the rematch, Wilder winning by T/KO is EVEN money and winning by decision is +1000. Fury has +155 odds to win by decision and +450 to win by knockout.

Round betting is probably the most advanced wager you can place, as you are selecting which round the fight will end in. Due to the unpredictability, the odds are very high for these markets; for example, Wilder to win in Round 9 pays +1600, earning $16 for every dollar wagered. There are other options related to round betting like round group betting, when the books offer three-round groups with lower odds, such as Fury to win in round 7-9 at +1500.

Whether you choose the hard-hitting American or the swift, light-footed Brit, there are plenty of bets to be made. If you’re like the rest of us ordering the PPV at home along with a pizza and a case of beer, or going to your local bar to watch the scraps, you could be in line to make some major coin on this fight.