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Fury vs. Usyk, Tips & Preview, Sunday 19th May

The comprehensive betting analysis from BetDeluxe for Sunday's main event between The Gypsy King and The Cat.

The Gypsy King or The Cat? 

For the first time since 2000, the undisputed heavyweight championship title is up for grabs, and BetDeluxe has all the form you need ahead of the main event. 

Fury vs. Usyk

May 19th 5:00am

For the first time in 24 years, an undisputed heavyweight champion will be crowned when Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk battle it out in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The market is currently unable to split the two competitors at $1.91 each in betting as they attempt to emulate the deeds of former undisputed champion Lennox Lewis (2000).

Fury, who is the current WBC and Lineal heavyweight title holder, enters the fight with a 34-0-1 (24 KO) record after coming out of retirement and defeating both Derek Chisora and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou. The Gypsy King will want to retain his unbeaten record (one draw) at all costs, making this fight against Usyk all the more mouthwatering.

While the Englishman will be keen to keep the winning streak going, so too will Usyk, who currently boasts a 21–0 (14 KO) record and holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles. The Cat, who at 37 is two years older than Fury, KO’d Daniel Dubois when he collected him with a straight right in August last year. Before that, Usyk defeated Anthony Joshua in back-to-back fights in 2021-22.

Dubbed the Ring of Fire, this fight has already been rescheduled after Fury sustained a cut in training. However, the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world will officially be crowned on Sunday, and we have a feeling the man who has been at world championship level for almost ten years will add to his already incredible legacy.

Suggested Bet: Fury to win @ $1.91

Opetaia vs. Briedis

May 19th 4:40am

One fight prior to the main event, Jai Opetaia and Mairis Briedis will meet for the second time as they vie for the vacant IBF cruiserweight title.

The market has certainly gravitated towards Opetaia at $1.14 after his win over Briedis in July 2022, and it’s easy to see why. The Australian favourite has been considered the division’s star since beating Briedis almost two years ago, going to record dominant wins over Jordan Thompson (TKO) and Ellis Zorro (KO) since. With an unrivalled 24-0 (19 KO) record behind him, it’s really no mystery as to why the punters are chips-in on the Sydneysider.

In stark contrast to the Aussie’s sheer dominance, Briedis hasn’t stepped in a ring since these two last met in 2022. The Latvian, who debuted in 2009, has had a long spell on the sidelines and at 39 years of age, has been accused of cashing out by taking the fight.

The market is as clear as day and we’re certainly on Jai’s side in this one.

Suggested Bet: Opetaia to win @ $1.14

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