Follow The Sportsman on Facebook
Boxing  /

Billy Joe Saunders Will Win £166k Bet If Tyson Fury Beats Wilder

No pressure...
No pressure...

A punter who placed a whopping £20k bet on Tyson Fury has been outdone by an even bigger hitter who has taken the side of the ‘Gypsy King’ in his bout with Deontay Wilder in LA on Saturday.

It’s his fellow boxer and close friend of Fury, Billy Joe Saunders, who’s had a mammoth punt on him doing the business.

The former WBO middleweight champ strolled into a Ladbrokes shop and had a cool £70k on his old mate Fury to do the business at the Staples Centre.

In a video that’s been doing the rounds on social media, having been posted by Saunders to his own Instagram page, he’s shown to have on two separate bets - one at £50k and one at £20k, both at odds of 11/8 - on the former unified champ maintaining his unbeaten record.

That means he stands to win a sum total of £166,250 should his bet cash.

Saunders and Fury, as mentioned above, are close friends and the middleweight had a role to play in bringing ‘The Gypsy King’ back from the brink during his time out of the ring.

Fury battled with addiction and mental health problems during his two-year hiatus but a trip to Marbella to accompany during training camp led to Fury eventually getting his career back on track.

It was there he sparked his relationship with new trainer Ben Davidson, who has led him on the comeback trail with two tune-up fights ahead of this step up back to the big time.

Register with The Sportsman to personalise your news feed with your favourite sports and team.
Latest Boxing Articles
Bet Slip
Log In
Quick Deposit
Deposit Funds
Change Payment Method
Bet Placed
Retain Selections
Clear Slip
Free Bets
Bet Slip 0
| Join Now
Balance: £0.00
Log Out
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Remove All
Click a price to add a selection
To view multiples
Multiple options are restricted for the highlighted selections
The line, odds or availability of your selections has changed.
Accept Changes
Total Stake:
£ 0.00

Estimated Returns:
£ 0.00
£ Place Bet
Bet on Bet365 website
New To Bet365?
Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's rules
and terms and conditions. Hillside (UK Sports) LP is licensed
and regulated by the British Gambling Commissioner
(Licence number 39563). Registered Office Hillside (UK Sports) LP
(registration number 117), Unit 1.1, First Floor, Waterport Place,
2 Europort Avenue, Gibraltar.
BET365 ACCOUNT? New Customer Offer
The Sportsman is an officially endorsed bet365 betting partner. All bets are placed securely via our API link-up with bet365 and no data or transactional information is sahred with or accessible by the sportsman.com. Bets are accepted in accordance with the operator's Rules and Terms and Conditions.