Unified Heavyweight Championship Fury vs. Usyk Betting Preview (05/18/2024)

Unified Heavyweight Championship Fury vs. Usyk Betting Preview (05-18-2024)

Initially, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk were scheduled to clash on February 17 for the undisputed heavyweight championship. However, Fury had to withdraw after suffering a cut when sparring. Now, the rematch is set for Saturday. The Fury vs. Usyk Boxing odds matchup carries plenty of historical significance caused of their not being an undisputed heavyweight champion since 1999. So far, fury has expressed nothing but respect for Usyk and has been training hard. Usyk is renowned as an Olympic, cruiserweight, and unified heavyweight champion. Also, Usyk is a southpaw, which makes Fury’s preparation more complex.

Boxing Odds Unified Heavyweight Championship Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

Date and Time:Saturday, May 18, 2024
Location:Kingdom Arena, Riyadh
TV Coverage:DAZN PPV

SBG Odds Tyson Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk

FighterOdds
Tyson Fury-120
Oleksandr Usyk+100

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Fury vs. Usyk SBG Odds Overview

Of course, anytime there is a heavyweight championship bout, there is enhanced offshore betting action. In this matchup, Fury is the better-known and more popular fighter. That status helps explain his status as the small favorite. Bargain hunters are giving Usyk a serious look. Cause by his championship pedigree and undefeated career record. Usyk has been the subject of numerous human interest stories that feed into his popularity with the masses. On the other hand, Usyk is seen as a win-machine champion that appeals to sharps.

Specifically, this bout is for the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC, and WBO heavyweight championships.

Tyson Fury Record and Form

Overall, Tyson Fury has a career record of 34-0-1. Fury has 24 career knockout wins. Fury, age 35, is ranked third in the world. Also known as “The Gypsy King,” Fury stands at 6’9” with a reach of 85” and fights from an orthodox stance. He is a native of Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom, and currently resides in nearby Morecambe.

Last time out for Fury was on October 28, 2023, against Francis Ngannou at the Boulevard Hall in Riyadh. Fury won a split decision despite being knocked down in the third round. It was the pro debut fight for Ngannou.

Previously, on December 3, 2022, Fury won a 10th round TKO against Derek Chisora. The fight was held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham. At stake was the WBC heavyweight title.

Oleksandr Usyk Record and Form

In sum, Oleksandr Usyk has a career mark of 21-0 with the Boxing odds. He has 14 knockout wins in his career. Usyk, age 37, is ranked #1 in the world. Specifically, Usyk holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO heavyweight titles. Usyk is a native of Ukraine and fights from a southpaw stance. He stands at 6’3” with a reach of 78”. Usyk resides in Oxnard, California.

Last time out, Usyk won a 9th-round knockout against Daniel Dobbs on August 26, 2023. The fight took place at Stadion Wroclaw, Wroclaw. The IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO heavyweight titles were at stake.

Previously, on August 20, 2022, Usyk won a split decision against Anthony Joshua. That fight was held at the Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah. Usyk won the IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO heavyweight title belts with the win.

And then, on September 25, 2021, Usyk won a unanimous decision against Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham. The IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO heavyweight title belts were on the line.

Fury vs. Usyk SBG Free Pick

On this occasion, Usyk is quite the bargain and opportunity as the multi-champion underdog.

Fury vs. Usyk SBG Free Pick: Oleksandr Usyk.

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