America’s biggest heavyweight boxing hope, Deontay Wilder, is being backed to suffer his first defeat in his professional boxing career, to Luis Ortiz.
Currently holding an unblemished record of 39 wins out of 39, The Bronze Bomber faces his stiffest competition to date, in the form of the Cuban contender.
The pair will square off this weekend for the WBC heavyweight title, with a win for Wilder setting up a mouth-watering clash with Anthony Joshua potentially later in the year.
Wilder enters the contest as a considerable favourite for the bout at 1/2, meaning if you staked £5 on him to win – you would only take home £2.50 profit.
On the other hand, Ortiz can be found at 5/2 to upset the odds and add a staggering win to his fight record. That means if you put £5 on him, you’d have £ on top of your original stake.
In total, 58% of all bets on the fight have been placed on Ortiz, nicknamed “The Real King Kong” to take the spoils, and end a potential 40-fight win streak in the process.
Oddschecker spokesperson George Elek said: “Although the UK will have one focused on the Kell Brook fight, the biggest mover and shaker competing this weekend is undoubtedly Deontay Wilder.
“However, if punters are correct, the Bronze Bomber will fall on his sword at the Barclays Centre in New York.
“Bettors across the UK are firmly in the corner of Ortiz, despite obviously wanting the American Wilder to emerge victorious and set up a tantalising clash with AJ.”