On June 9, 2018, the world will hold its breath for the return of former boxing world champion Tyson Fury. The controversial Englishman is known as the man who dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 but has since been stripped off all titles after refusing to fight mandatory challengers and a few cancellations of the Klitschko rematch.
At the beginning of this year, Fury stated that he’s planning a comeback in 2018 to reclaim his lost titles. In April 2018 at a conference held in London, Fury revealed he has signed a deal with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. He’s planning 3 fights before 2019, with the first being scheduled for June 9, 2018, against Sefer Seferi, an Albanian boxer.
Seferi is a career cruiserweight who has only once fought in the heavyweight category, losing to Manuel Charr in 2016. The Fury vs. Seferi match will take place at the Manchester Arena, marking Fury’s first fight in Manchester since 2011. It will surely be great to see his comeback and although Fury is regarded as a favorite even after a few years of inactivity, Seferi will be a tough opponent considering his impressive record (23-1, with 21 knockouts).
Here are the odds for the fight from 5 respected bookmakers:
SportPesa is a newcomer on the British online betting scene but was already established in Africa before. They offer a great variety of sports to wager on and a live betting feature called “Last Minute Bets”. They have a great offer for new customers which gives you a free £10 Bonus Token after you place your first £10 bet. Make sure to check out their promo sections for enticing deals.
For the Fury vs. Seferi fight, SportPesa offers a variety of markets. Fury is regarded as the absolute favorite with odds of 1/500, while Seferi is being given odds of 17/1. The British boxer may stand better chances of winning the match and we agree with his role as a favorite, but following a few years of inactivity, backing up Seferi seems reasonable.
Besides the winner full-time market, SportPesa also offers betting on Fight To Go To The Distance (5/1 – Yes, 1/10 – No) and round group betting. You can also bet on the fight outcome and full-time rounds – the odds for over 5.5 rounds are 5/4, and if you think that the match will be finished in under 5.5 rounds, the odds are 10/19.
Fun88 is a popular British online bookmaker which is featured on the front of the shirts of Premier League team Newcastle United. Fun88 has a nice deal for newcomers (up to £28 bonus for new players) and a variety of promotions that can increase your chances of winning.
Just like SportPesa, Fun88 favors Tyson Fury as the winner of the match. His odds stand at 1/500 and aren’t very attractive for punters, but Seferi’s odds of 17/1 look much better. The 39-year old boxer may be the outsider in this fight but considering his record and Fury’s lack of matches in the last two years, experts believe he has a chance.
Fun88 also offers the Round Group Betting, Rounds Full-Time, Fight Outcome and Fight To Go To The Distance markets for this exciting match. The odds are certainly enticing, so make sure to carefully review your options if you don’t want to bet directly on the winner.
SportNation (formerly known as Bet On Brazil) underwent a rebranding in 2017 and has since become a hit with punters. The site has enticing promos for newcomers as well as great offers for their most loyal punters. They have a variety of sports and markets you can wager on. Make sure to check out their promo section as well due to the great promotions and specials SportNation runs.
Of course, SportNation offers betting on the Fury vs. Seferi fight in various markets. They have Fury as the favorite, mirroring other bookmaker’s odds of 1/500. Seferi is being given nice odds of 17/1, so if you feel that Fury has declined due to the inactivity in the past few years, Seferi’s odds will get you a nice payout even for a small bet.
Additionally, you can place your money on markets such as Rounds Full-Time (Over 5.5 – 13/10, Under 5.5 – 5/9), Fight To Go To The Distance (Yes – 5/1, No – 1/10) and you can also try guessing the fight outcome (KO, Technical Draw or by Decision for both boxers). The odds for all these markets look great, so make sure to review your options before deciding what to put on your bet slip.
RedZoneSports is an online bookmaker which specializes in American sports (soccer, NBA, NHL, and NFL), but you can bet they have all other sports as well. They have a nice bonus for new customers and a variety of promotions and specials on various sports events. Just like most British bookies, they have the Best Odds Guaranteed for the UK and Irish horse racing events, which offers variable odds and payouts on horse races.
When it comes to the June 9 fight between Fury and Seferi, the British boxer is again the favorite with odds of 1/500. Sefer Seferi is being given odds of 18/1 which means that backing him up will get you a nice sum of money in return for a small bet. Seferi has a lot of experience behind him and has recorded 21 knockouts in his career (23 wins in total), so he’ll certainly bring the fight to the former heavyweight champion.
Additional markets such as Rounds Full-Time, Fight To Go To The Distance and Fight Outcome for the match are also available on RedZoneSports.