The WBC world heavyweight championship will be on the line at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York when Deontay Wilder returns to the venue to fight top contender Luis Ortiz on Showtime.
Wilder’s aiming to further cement his status as the best heavyweight in the world when he faces Ortiz, arguably his toughest opponent to date on March 3, and the fight promises to be a heavy-hitting brawl, given both fighter’s impressive knockout numbers. The fight has been months in the making, originally supposed to take place last November before Ortiz violated the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program and the fight was called off. Now Wilder is out for revenge and Ortiz is looking to become the first man to defeat Wilder in the pro ranks and spoil a potential superfight between unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wilder.
With those knockout numbers, bettors are lining up to not only place bets on who will win the fight, but also place additional bets on if the fight will even go the distance and what round could the fight end? Wilder, Fightful’s No. 2 ranked heavyweight, is the favorite heading into this fight, which will be his 40th career fight as a pro boxer. Although Ortiz is the underdog and turned 38 years old last year, Ortiz, Fightful’s No. 4 ranked heavyweight.
Below are several betting odds for the fight, courtesy of Paddy Power, for the massive world heavyweight title fight. You can place your bet at bet365
Bets In Favor Of Deontay Wilder Winning:
Deontay Wilder Winning: 4/11
Deontay Wilder Winning By Points Or Decision: 5/11
Deontay Wilder Winning By KO/TKO: 8/11
Deontay Wilder Winning In Rounds 1-3: 7/1
Deontay Wilder Winning In Rounds 4-6: 4/1
Deontay Wilder Winning In Rounds 7-9: 7/2
Deontay Wilder Winning In Rounds 10-12: 4/1
Bets In Favor Of Luis Ortiz Winning:
Luis Ortiz Winning: 15/8
Luis Ortiz Winning By Points Or Decision: 9/1
Luis Ortiz Winning By KO/TKO: 11/4
Luis Ortiz Winning In Rounds 1-3: 9/1
Luis Ortiz Winning In Rounds 4-6: 15/2
Luis Ortiz Winning In Rounds 7-9: 10/1
Luis Ortiz Winning In Rounds 10-12: 18/1
Fight Ends In A Draw: 33/1
The Fight Goes The Distance: 3/1
The Fight Does Not Go The Distance: 1/5
FIghtful will have complete coverage of the entire card from the Barclays Center which will also feature the rematch between Jose Uzcategui and Andre Dirrell for the interim IBF super middleweight title.