Tyson Fury closing as betting favorite over Oleksandr Usyk weeks out from heavyweight title fight in Middle East
Unbeaten WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury is closing as a short betting favorite to successfully unify the divisional crowns and successfully retain his WBC crown in February, as he takes on fellow gold holder, Oleksandr Usyk in the Middle East.
Fury, the undisputed WBC heavyweight champion, most recently made his return to the ring in Riyadh in August of last year, remaining undefeated in a close, controversial split decision win over former UFC heavyweight titleholder, Francis Ngannou in the pair’s long-anticipated pairing in Saudi Arabia.
As for Usyk, the Ukraine native turned in another successful title defense back in August to boot in Poland, surviving a contentious low-blow scare to land an eventual ninth round KO win over British title challenger, Daniel Dubois.
Tyson Fury closing as betting favorite
And initially opening as a betting favorite to beat Usyk in the Middle East to boot, Morecambe native, Tyson Fury is currently closing an impressive -140 betting favorite line to beat the +110 underdog Usyk in the pair’s title unification pairing.
Many markets are still taking action on Fury’s high-profile title fight against Usyk next month, and while fans are sure to keeping a close eye on prop bets as the line between the two is likely to close closer to fight night in the Middle East, fans and punters can also try their luck with bruce bet casino ahead of what promises to be one of the biggest boxing matches of the year, and one of the biggest in the heavyweight division’s history.
Yet to taste defeat in his gold laden professional boxing career, Tyson Fury turned in an impressive pair of WBC heavyweight title fight defenses against Deontay Wilder in the pair’s title trilogy fight, before beating fellow British contenders, Derek Chisora, and Dillian Whyte in consecutive knockout wins in his return to his native England.
As for Usyk, the former cuiserweight champion has enjoyed an impressive run since his move to the heavyweight limit back in 2020 – turning in four consecutive wins.
Debuting at the weight class with a decision win over the aforenoted, Chisora, Usyk would then hand former two-time world champion, Anthony Joshua a pair of decision losses in highlight-reel career triumphs back-to-back.
And with his knockout win over Dubois in Europe last summer, Usyk saw his unbeaten professional record move to an eye-catching twenty-one straight fights.
With the above-mentioned Watford puncher, Joshua set to draw Batié knockout artist, Ngannou in March in another return to the Middle East for the squared circle, the door firmly remains open to a four-man tourney of sorts between Fury, Usyk, Joshua, and Ngannou – with the quartet all sure to want a piece of one another come the summer of this year.
Attempting to unify the heavyweight titles in his February fight against Tyson Fury – as an underdog currently no less, Ukraine native, Usyk would turn in one of the biggest victories in professional boxing antiquity regardless of his stature and closing lines should he topple the unbeaten Morecambe giant.