Fury vs. Whyte Odds: The latest odds and news ahead of Saturday's fight
Well we're officially in fight week, although you wouldn't really know it due to the low key nature of the build up. The main reason for this is down to the continual non-participation from Dillian Whyte in any form of usual promotional activity, including the original press conference and the open work out today. Whyte's team have put this down to the disrespectful behaviour from the Fury camp since winning the purse bids, including sending budget airline tickets for the presser, allowing no tickets for Whyte's fans and only allowing four people back stage on fight night. Whyte eventually broke his silence last week in an interview with BBC Sport:
Don't treat me like a nobody
🗣️ "The tickets are selling because he's fighting me."— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 19, 2022
Dillian Whyte has spoken to BBC Sport ahead of his all-British mega fight with Tyson Fury for the WBC title on Saturday.#BBCBoxing
We're gonna leave the he-said, she-said to the fighters and instead concentrate on the odds. We'll have a full fight preview and betting predictions later in the week from our head boxing writer @OddsT3rrier but here is a latest look at how the odds have changed since the fight was announced.
Since the fight was announced, The Gypsy King has been a strong odds-on favourite. However over the last few weeks his price has just started to drift and The Body Snatcher has started to shorten. We're not talking massive market movements here, but a 1/7 shot lengthening out to 2/9 is a significant indicator that some people are starting to believe this may not be as cut and dry as first thought. Similarly, Whyte has closed from 5/1 into as short as 7/2 to propel himself into super stardom. This coincides with several boxing pundits calling for the 34-year-old including Tony Bellew and David Haye:
‘Tyson has everything it takes to be the best heavyweight in the world, but as a betting man I’m putting my money on Dillian. Because the odds are out of proportion with his reasonable chance of pulling off this shock.’
Tyson Fury to win by KO remains odds-on and is as short as a best priced 8/11. If you fancy Fury to drag the fight out and win on points then you can get odds as large as 5/2 at bet365 for him to do so.
If you fancy the shock like the Hayemaker, then the Whyte KO is as large as 5/1 which surely is the only way he can win this one. A Whyte decision win is all the way out at 22/1, while the draw remains at 25/1.
A late stoppage win for Fury still remains the favourite in the betting markets with rounds 7-10 all a 12/1 shot.
If you are fancying the shock Whyte knockout then the bookmakers have rounds 6-8 as the lowest odds, generally available around the 50/1 mark.
Want to know our picks for this battle of the British big men? Well check back later in the week, when we'll reveal all...