Wilder vs Breazeale odds: Champion to KO challenger
Wilder vs Breazeale odds and predictions
Deontay Wilder will put his WBC heavyweight title on the line once again with Dominic Breazeale attempting to dethrone the undefeated American fighter.
Boxing fans were expecting a rematch between Wilder and Tyson Fury in 2019 following their split-decision draw in Las Vegas last December, but Fury's decision to sign a deal with ESPN means he, Wilder and Anthony Joshua are signed to three rival US broadcasters.
This creates problems for any future fight involving two of the division's three leading names and it is unclear when, if at all, a rematch will take place.
In the meantime, Wilder will look to defend his title against Breazeale in New York on Saturday night.
Fight night information
When is it? Saturday May 18th
What time is fight? 10:00 p.m. ET
Where is it being held? Barclays Center
Which channel is it on? Showtime
Wilder vs Breazeale Moneyline
Deontay Wilder is a heavy favorite in this boxing matchup.
Right now, if you want to take the Wilder moneyline bet, you'd have to put out $1,000 to win $100.
A $100 bet on Dominic Breazeale, would get you winnings of $480.
Wilder vs Breazeale Betting Trends and Stats
Here's a look at some of the key betting trends and stats in this WBC heavyweight title fight:
- This will be Wilder's first fight since his split decision against Fury.
- This is Breazeale's second chance at a title fight, previously losing to current WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Joshua in 2016 by way of seventh-round knockout.
- Since the loss to Joshua, Breazeale has recorded three straight wins.
- Both fighters stand at 6-foot-7, however, Wilder has a slight 1.5-inch advantage in reach.
Wilder vs Breazeale Intriguing Prop Bet
- Deontay Wilder by OK/TKO:
You'd have to lay out $240 to win $100, but this is a much better bet to make than rolling with the moneyline in favor of Wilder.
Both fighters have great knockout power, but Wilder is simply on another level in that area. Wilder also owns the advantage in speed and is an excellent counter puncher.
Wilder has an unorthodox stance and he forces fighters to get out of position at times, making them more susceptible to being knocked out. If Breazeale gets too aggressive and puts himself in a bad spot, it could be a quick fight.