There’s something special about major heavyweight title fights. They’ve been the subject of great reporting, books, movies, and cultural touchstones.
Sure, the top division has taken a hit in this century. Most of the big fights have taken place overseas with guys clinching through 36 minutes. But hat has changed with the emergence of Deontay Wilder, who faces Tyson Fury Saturday in a big rematch in Las Vegas.
The weekend gives sportsbooks a big opportunity to drive handle during the down cycle with football season over.With that comes some cool promos and odds boosts.
FOX Bet has been active in attracting new players since launching last fall. This one is pretty simple: if the Wilder-Fury II fight goes beyond the first round, players can double their bets up to $25. It’s a promotion that new players shouldn’t pass up considering the odds for the match to end in Round 1 are around 25-to-1 at other sportsbooks. You’re getting even money (+100) with this special odds boost!
3 Minutes To Win It
The last fight went the distance (12 rounds) and ended a controversial draw. For new players on FOX Bet, all the fight has to do is eclipse three minutes to double their first bet.
Here’s how it works:
- Register your new account at FOX Bet
- You must make a deposit to qualify for the promotion. The promotional bet has to be your first bet.
- Bet on 3 Minutes to Win it – if the fight goes past Round 1, you double your $25 bet.
- Your $25 Free Bet will be credited on Monday, Feb. 24 by noon EST.
Of course, there have been some famous first-round KOs in heavyweight title fights. Muhammad Ali dropped Sonny Liston in 1965 in their infamous rematch in Lewiston, Maine. Mike Tyson made quick work of many opponents, notably Michael Spinks in 1988 to become undisputed world champ in 91 seconds. The build-up to that bout led to a near-riot in AC as some fans were still getting to their seats when Spinks couldn’t answer the count.
Tyson Fury has vowed to knock out Wilder in the second round. Whether he can beat the former Olympian with the devastating right hand remains to be seen. To drop him in six minutes, after Fury got up off the canvas twice in the first fight, seems implausible. If he does, the FOX Bet promo still wins.
Other ways to bet on Wilder vs. Fury
Fury is listed as a slight -105 favorite over Wilder, who is priced at +100. Another draw is priced at +2200.
FOX Bet has some interesting prices and odds boosts for the fight:
- Wilder to Win by KO, TKO or Disqualification: +185 (originally +125)
- Fury to Win by Decision or Technical Decision: +200 (originally +150)
- Wilder to Win In Rounds 1-6: +400 (originally +300)
- Both Fighters to be Knocked Down: +700 (originally +500)
Look through all of the ways to bet on the fight at FOX Bet.
Big boxing matches used to be unifying events across America. If you can’t drop the $80 for the PPV, hit up a bar or tavern, pay the cover charge, and watch the fight with the crowds. Maybe FOX Bet can help you make up some of that bar tab with 3 Minutes to Win It.