Wilder And Fury To Settle Some ‘Unfinished Business’ From Their 2018 Draw

NJ sports betting and boxing fans scour an appetizing menu when unbeaten heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury meet for round two in Las Vegas.

The glamour division is back.

New Jersey sports betting and boxing fans scour an appetizing menu when unbeaten heavyweights Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury deliver the rematch of their pulsating 2018 draw Saturday night in Las Vegas. It’s a rematch Wilder calls “unfinished business.”

This is one of the best wagering boards assembled for a boxing match in a long time.

Why? Bettors have many places to go.

First, the fight is competitive. Major books, headlined by DraftKings and FanDuel, have the bout practically a pick-em. That makes the win line viable on either side, and it should attract significant betting attention.

The boxing moneyline resembles that of other major sports, in which a bettor lays $11 to win $10 on either side.

This event has glitzy numbers.  The fighters are a combined 71-0. Two heavyweights in their prime, in prime time. Wilder is 42-0-1 with 41 knockouts. Fury is 29-0-1 with 20 knockouts. And they already fought each other to a draw.

Handicapping is a reasonable task for bettors. Never mind looking back several years to determine where a fighter is at today.  Bettors will evaluate the first fight, realize adjustments will be made this time, and try to predict who makes the more effective change.

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NJ sportsbooks look at the intangibles

The props are not merely an alternative to the moneyline. They augment it with several options.

Wilder was outboxed significantly during the first fight, lending credence to a possible Fury decision for the rematch.

But Wilder, an explosive puncher, rallied to drop Fury in the ninth and 12th  rounds, stealing the draw that retained his WBC heavyweight title. Wilder backers would be paid handsomely if Wilder caught Fury earlier and took him out this time.

Both fighters say this fight won’t go the distance. Payouts for pinpointing a knockout round are strong across the board.

Fury suffered a nasty gash above his right eye in the third round of his 2019 victory over Otto Wallin. He showed durability in prevailing despite impaired vision for nine rounds.

But if Wilder opens the same cut, it is right in the path of his stiff, excellent jab. Should Fury become cut, odds are the consequences would be more severe against Wilder.

It is more difficult for Fury to box as perfectly as he did throughout the first fight than it is for Wilder to decide to apply more pressure earlier in this bout.

Wilder usually has a game-changing moment that decides his fights. He had two of them against Fury, one in the ninth and one in the 12th, but somehow Fury survived. A tangible betting question is when Wilder hurts Fury in this battle.

Great Wagering Ties

American fans have long embraced boxers from the UK, ranging from heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis to welterweight king Ricky Hatton and now the modern heavyweights, Fury and Anthony Joshua.

The charismatic Joshua has three of the four major heavyweight titles. Wilder has the other. Boxing fans hope for a Joshua-Wilder fight at some point to unify all the titles. Many of the rabid New Jersey sports betting fans have graduated to betting status, post-PASPA.

Big Past Performances

Wilder has one rematch in his career. It was stellar. In 2015, he captured the WBC title with a stirring 12-round decision victory over Bermane Stiverne in the same building in which he’ll fight Saturday.  That was Wilder’s first time fighting 12 rounds, his previous long being four. He fought Stiverne in a 2017 rematch and knocked him out in one round.

Fury became prominent with a 2015 victory over Wladimir Klitschko, who had won 22 fights in a row and was considered the top heavyweight in the world at that time.

NJ Sportsbooks see no moneyline edge

DraftKings has both fighters at -110 on the moneyline, a rare expression of parity in the boxing world. Most fights offered at 4-1 or are considered competitive for boxing. This one is the rare pick-em.

The prop betting is tantalizing. A Wilder knockout, technical knockout or disqualification is +135, while Fury is 5-1 for the same wagers, at DraftKings.

A draw, which occurred the first time, is 22-1. Back-to-back stalemates are quite rare, but bettors wager on draws on the hunch of weird scoring by the judges.

The over-under total closest to betting parity is 10.5 rounds, with the over at -121 and the under +121. Under 4.5 rounds, for anyone expecting a quick finish, is +400.

So, if NJ sports betting apps peg the logical outcome as a long fight, why is a Wilder decision a hefty 8-1, whereas Fury is +165?

The odds imply that Fury’s method of victory would be a decision, and Wilder’s a knockout. Wilder has knocked out 41 of his 42 opponents. And the way Wilder closed their first fight, with two knockdowns in the past four rounds, suggest he’ll try to hurt Fury earlier and make this a shorter fight.

Nonetheless, Fury, at 6-foot-9, is the first opponent to really make the 6-foot-7 Wilder box more. He out-landed Wilder in the first fight, and Wilder was less effective as a boxer than in most of his previous fights.

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FanDuel provides a key betting option

One of boxing’s long-time wagering weaknesses was its absence of betting options.

FanDuel routinely offers a solution via group-rounds betting for a knockout. The book provides a range of knockout rounds and payouts for this fight.

Wilder to win in inside three rounds is 10-1, and Fury is 22-1.

Wilder returns 6-1 for a victory between rounds 4-6, a +550 hit between rounds 7-9 and 8-1 for a knockout in the final three rounds.

Fury is 22-1 for a win inside three rounds, 16-1 in both the 4-6 and 7-9 ranges, and 18-1 for a stoppage win in the final three rounds.

One semi-conservative strategy is selecting two different three-round groupings, increasing one’s chance to win, albeit with a smaller payout.

All other substantial books, including William Hill, SugarHouse, and PointsBet, have the main bet as comparable. Bettors may decide where to play based on loyalty or their favored props.

Wilder Vs. Ortiz II: Bet On The Heavyweight Title Fight At NJ Sportsbooks

NJ sportsbooks offer a variety of ways you can bet on Wilder vs. Ortiz II as WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder takes on contender Luis Ortiz Saturday.

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will take on former WBA interim heavyweight champion Luis Ortiz in Las Vegas on Saturday and there are a huge variety of ways you can bet on the Wilder vs. Ortiz II fight at New Jersey sportsbooks.

Of course, this is a rematch from March 3, 2018, classic where Wilder defeated Ortiz by technical knockout in the 10th round in Brooklyn, making the champ a heavy favorite this time around.

The 6’7″ Wilder comes in with a record of 41–0–1 with 40 knockouts while the southpaw Ortiz, at 6’4″, is 31–1 with 26 knockouts.

The March 2018 fight saw both trade heavy punches throughout but Wilder landed the bigger blows.

Ortiz fought well but looked to run out of gas, which is one of several reasons the top NJ sports betting apps have made Wilder the big favorite to hold onto the title once again.

Wilder vs. Ortiz II odds

Here’s a look at the moneyline odds for the Wilder vs. Ortiz II fight as of Nov. 20 at:

Wilder vs. Ortiz IIDraftKingsFanDuelWilliam Hill
Wilder-715 -700
-700
Ortiz+425+410+450

Wilder vs. Ortiz II prop bets at NJ sportsbooks

Of course, when it comes to boxing wagers at NJ gambling sites, picking a winner and betting the moneyline isn’t the only way to get in on the action.

You can bet how a fighter will win (Wilder by KO, TKO, or DQ -305 on DraftKings), what round a fighter will win (Wilder in the 10th again +1800 on William Hill), or whether the fight will ultimately go the distance (+450 on William Hill).

Even if you can’t choose between Wilder or Ortiz, you can get huge odds on the fight ending up in a draw (+3300 on FanDuel), or if it will end in just the first, second, or third minute (+3600 on FanDuel).

You can also bet on which round (Either in the 10th +1700 on FanDuel), groups of rounds (Either in Rounds 10-12 +650 on William Hill) the fight will end, no matter who wins it.

Of course, there are also a number of fights on the undercard, and NJ sportsbooks have lines posted for these as well.

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Wilder vs. Ortiz II tale of the tape

Wilder vs. Ortiz II will take place Nov. 23 inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but the variety of lines available locally means a lot of the action will be right here in New Jersey.

The fight is available on Fox Sports Pay-Per-View.

Can the Alabama power puncher do it again? Or, will the Cuban technician use the first fight as motivation and find the stamina he needs to win it?

Here’s a tale of the tape to help you decide heading into Saturday’s fight:

BoxerDeontay WilderLuis Ortiz
HomeTuscaloosa, AlabamaCamagüey, Cuba
Record41–0–1 (40 KO)31–1 (2 NC) (26 KO)
NicknameThe Bronze BomberKing Kong
Height6'7" 6'4"
StyleOrthodox Southpaw
StatusHeavyweight champion #3 Contender

You Can Actually Bet On the KSI Logan Paul Fight At Legal NJ Sportsbooks

Yes, you can place a legal New Jersey sports bet on the Logan Paul KSI fight that is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9 in Los Angeles. Odds favor Logan Paul.

Becoming a popular YouTube personality can lead to many other opportunities. A great example of this is Saturday’s KSI vs. Logan Paul fight.

Perhaps the most interesting thing about this from a social phenomenon point of view, however, is that it’s a part of New Jersey legal sports betting.

You read that correctly. New Jersey’s legal sportsbooks have action on a fight that was born out of an internet sensation.

How the Logan Paul KSI rematch was born

These two YouTube sensations went six rounds last June in their first official bout.

Who won the first Logan Paul fight? That fight, hosted in KSI’s native United Kingdom, saw the two viral entertainers fight to a majority draw.

That event was available via pay-per-view on YouTube, where the subscriber counts of both men surpass 40 million.

Because of that popularity, the rematch on Paul’s home turf is on.

DAZN will provide a broadcast of the bout in the United States. Matchroom Boxing managing director Eddie Hearn is promoting the event.

The Staples Center is the site of the fight on Saturday. The fight is billed as a cruiserweight bout with 10-oz. gloves and no headgear. It will go six rounds.

While boxing fans should expect an exciting contest, there is more reason than that to look forward to this event. As previously mentioned, many interested in legal sports betting in New Jersey are looking forward to the event as well.

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KSI Logan Paul odds at NJ sportsbooks

UK books expect a tight contest, listing both fighters as 5-6 co-favorites. New Jersey sportsbooks are a little more adventurous.

Paul is the favorite at most New Jersey sportsbooks in a traditional moneyline or moneyline three-way bet.

While not every sportsbook has odds on the board for the KSI-Logan Paul fight, a good number of them do. Here’s a look at the moneyline odds for Friday night’s match from a few apps:

SportsbookKSILogan PaulDraw
DraftKings+163-200+900
FanDuel+146-180No line
BetMGM+150-162+1000
PointsBet+180-182+1100
SugarHouse+163-200+900
Bet365+150-188No line

FanDuel currently offers the most different ways to bet on the bout. Among those odds are +160 on the fight going the distance and a +600 prop bet on KSI knocking Paul down and winning.

Most non-moneyline action revolves around the method of victory. SugarHouse Sportsbook offers odds of +400 on KSI winning by points and +375 on Paul doing the same.

Although the fight is happening in California, the Garden State is where the action is for bettors. New Jersey is unique in its offerings among other states and this is another example of that.

New Jersey betting and the Logan Paul KSI fight

While hardcore boxing fans might see the fact that this fight between two men they would likely consider amateurs as an affront to the sport, New Jersey online gambling hasn’t hesitated whatsoever.

The sportsbooks are in the business of making money, not adjudicating the ceremonious purity of boxing.

This is the same state that offered legal betting on other entertainment options such as the Emmy awards and the Oscars. Because this fight is sanctioned, it should be no surprise to New Jerseyans that legal action is available on it.

If the fight lives up to its billing and New Jersey sportsbooks see a lot of action on the contest, it’s proof that other states should follow their lead. It’s also proof that in 2019 being an internet celebrity can lead to almost anything.


KSI vs Logan Paul 2: How to watch the rematch

  • Fight Date: Saturday, Nov. 9
  • Time: Undercard 7 p.m. ET, Countdown show 8 p.m. ET, main card 9 p.m. ET
  • Location: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles
  • Live stream: Broadcast by DAZN in the US (DAZN app is downloadable); broadcast by Sky Sports Box Office in the UK
  • Undercard: Billy Joe Saunders vs. Marcelo Coceres; Devin Haney vs. Alfredo Santiago