A massive boxing event is on tap for Dec. 23 in Saudi Arabia.
Anthony Joshua will fight Otto Wallin as the headliner, but the co-main between Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker could be even more fun.
For the heavyweight co-main, Wilder is a -600 favorite, while Parker comes in as the +400 underdog.
Wilder vs Parker Betting Odds
Odds as of Nov. 20
Using our odds calculator, Wilder's -600 favorite status means a $100 bet on him to win pays out $116.67. The same bet on Parker pays out $500.
Wilder vs Parker Betting Preview
This bout could be far more competitive than Wilder's -600 odds suggest. We all know "The Bronze Bomber" has unique strengths: a crazy reach and an atomic right hand. Those two tools usually help Wilder wrap up his fights early.
But Parker has some skills of his own. Without an extensive reach, the Aussie does his damage at close range. Parker loves to whale on his opponents' bodies and pump his lead hook at all times. Parker is thick, tough, and creates all kinds of offensive opportunities.
I'm concerned with how Parker will fare when he's backpedaling. Wilder might take his time to get going, but as soon as he pushes Parker to arm's length, then he'll hone in on the chin. That's where many o' boxers have been sent to the land of wind and ghosts.
Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker Pick
Wilder will dance and use his energy in the early rounds. After all, he only needs one punch to stop this bout.
If you're hunting a parlay for this card, Wilder by KO (-300 range) is quality value, but it won't cut it as a standalone bet. For that, I'm very intrigued with a bet on Wilder to win in Rounds 1-3 (+375 range). Those odds are scrumptious.