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After delivering 12 incredible rounds, the Deontay Wilder - Tyson Fury Heavyweight title fight left fans and bettors starving for more. First, because it was such an entertaining fight and second because it ended in a split decision draw. One judge gave the nod to Wilder, the other to Fury and the third had an even 113-113 split. 


While everyone had their opinion if Wilder's knockout power or Fury's tactical approach would win out, not many people predicted the draw. Except for at least one bettor. 

Putting $5,000 on the draw must mean you're pretty confident in the bet. That's not chump change, but it turned out to be well worth it. 


If you think about it looking back, the draw makes sense. In a fight where everyone felt strongly one way or the other, Sportsbooks stood to make a ton of money on the draw, not only on that fight but on subsequent fights and storylines. 

A rematch was already essentially agreed upon in the ring afterward. Both fighters remained undefeated and Wilder gets his eighth title defense. It also buys time to set-up the real prize fight that everyone has been waiting for, Wilder-Joshua, which we can hope for in 2019, but realistically might not get until 2020.  

All the storylines and opportunities were there as a result of the draw. Everyone but this bettor seemed too focused on a Bronze Bomber KO and the story of Fury's come back to see the possibility of a draw. A draw that to the people putting on the fight, made so much more sense than one fighter winning, at least this time around. 


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