Billy Joe Saunders wins over $200,000 if Tyson Fury beats Deontay Wilder
Billy Joe Saunders stands to gain a whopping £166,250 or $212,000 if friend Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder.
The middleweight star waged a total of £70,000 in two separate bets of £20,000 and £50,000 on Fury to emerge victorious this weekend.
Saunders and Fury are great pals. Both have ring walked for each other in previous contests during their career.
The 29 year-old is expected to make the journey to the Staples Center in California over the next few days.
Saunders could be ringside to witness whether he will bank almost a quarter of a million dollars.
Fury’s odd have fluctuated since the fight with Wilder was announced. He began at 5/2 and has since been squeezed in several times.
The fact Fury is rumored to be set to weigh a career-low of under 245 pounds has something to do with it. Coupled with snaring the help of Freddie Roach and Ricky Hatton in his corner.
Wilder remains the favorite to retain his WBC strap at odds of 4/7 on.
The December 1 SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION telecast will now begin at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT live on SHOWTIME. It will feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title. Stevenson fights unbeaten challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk.
SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will also stream live for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel. Plus, the Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.
Tickets for the event, which is promoted by BombZquad Enterprises and Queensberry Promotions, in association with TGB Promotions and DiBella Entertainment, are on sale now and are available via AXS.com. Wilder vs. Fury will be produced and distributed by SHOWTIME PPV. The suggested retail price (SRP) for the pay-per-view telecast is $64.99 for standard definition.
ABOUT WILDER vs. FURY
Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury pits the WBC Heavyweight World Champion Wilder against the lineal heavyweight champion Fury on SHOWTIME PPV®. Action begins this Saturday, December 1 from STAPLES CENTER in Los Angeles and presented by Premier Boxing Champions.
The PPV undercard begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. It will feature unbeaten unified super welterweight world champion Jarrett Hurd returning to take on Jason Welborn. Cuban heavyweight slugger Luis Ortiz facing-off against Travis Kauffman and rising undefeated heavyweight Joe Joyce battling Joe Hanks.