This Saturday these two British heavyweight rivals do battle at the ExCel centre in London and there is more than just pride at stake, with the winner set to face Wladimir Klitschko in a world title fight which would be a huge achievement – and a massive earner – for either man.
They have, of course, met before, and whilst that was some time ago, in 2011, there is no doubt that this is very much a grudge match between two men who don’t get along. Fury won then, by unanimous decision, and Chisora will clearly be out for revenge. Despite attempts to market and promote this fight in a more dignified manner than is customary in boxing, at least in recent times, there is no doubt that come the bell on Saturday night there will be fireworks and plenty of aggression.
There is also little doubt that Tyson Fury is the better fighter, and in fact he has just about everything in his favour. He is younger, has a huge reach and height advantage and is set to enter the ring significantly heavier too. He is undefeated in his 22 fights, having won 16 inside the distance and most will fancy he will win here. This fight was originally scheduled for July but Chisora was forced to withdraw with a broken hand sustained in sparring. Both will be desperate for this clash and it’s sure to be hugely entertaining.
This is probably the biggest fight in British boxing in some time and Betfair are offering a very worthwhile promotion for anyone considering a bet it. If you place a wager in their fixed odds Sportsbook on the round betting market (before the fight gets underway) they will refund your losing bet should either man end the bout with a knockout.
The refund will take the shape of a free bet, issued almost immediately after the fight ends and then valid for use in the Sportsbook for another week. The free bet token will be stake not returned and will only be credited for a genuine knockout, rather than a TKO or disqualification.
Whilst a repeat of their first clash seems likely and the fight could well go the distance, in the heavyweight division it’s very clear that one clean punch can end almost any contest and so this offer provides a little insurance should the fight be stopped.
That said, our betting tip for the round betting would be for the favourite, Mancunian Fury, to win on points, currently available at odds of 15/8 with Betfair. Alternatively you could opt for Fury to do the business in the 10th at 20/1 as there is every chance he could grind the older man down before delivering the knockout blow late on.