Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury look set for a rematch in 2019 after their heavyweight fight in Los Angeles ended in a controversial draw.
Fury appeared to have controlled the fight, but he was twice left on the canvas and that was crucial in swaying the judges towards a split decision.
Fury’s camp believed their man had done enough to nick the American’s WBC belt and set him up for a new year challenge to Anthony Joshua to unite all four world titles. However, he may now have to wait his turn, with rumours suggesting Wilder will be the man to take on Joshua at Wembley in April. Should that fight go ahead, Paddy Power make AJ the 1/2* favourite, with Wilder 2/1* at William Hill.
Fury was the outsider on Saturday night at the Staples Center, but he has been made the favourite for a potential rematch with Wilder, with whom he split an estimated £20m purse. Paddy Power quote the Mancunian fighter at 5/6*, with Wilder a best price of 5/4 with Ladbrokes*.
|*All odds quoted are subject to change|