Deontay Wilder will be defending his WBC world heavyweight title against Gerald Washington in Birmingham, Alabama, this Saturday, February 25, on Fox.
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Betting odds have Deontay Wilder as the (-2500) favorite against Gerald Washington (+1000) with the total rounds set at 6.5, according to Bovada boxing.
- Deontay Wilder to win by KO (-500)
- Deontay Wilder to win by Decision (+375)
- Gerald Washington to win by KO (+1100)
- Gerald Washington to win by Decision (+2200)
- Draw (+2500)
With Deontay Wilder set at a 25-to-1 favorite, this looks to be a hometown showcase fight for Wilder, who hails from nearby Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Of Deontay Wilders 37 fights, he has won them all by stoppage except for a 12 round unanimous decision over Bermaine Stiverne. So, it is no surprise that he is (-500) to win the fight by knockout.
While Washington is comparable to Wilder in terms of height, reach and overall size, he does not compare in terms of punching power. Washinton has an 18-0-1 record with 12 of the wins coming via knockout, although most of those were against low level competition. For example, Washington went the distance with Jason Gavern, while Wilder stopped him in 4 rounds.
Another knock on Gerald Washington is his conditioning. He lacks experience in championship fights and the longest he has lasted is 10 rounds against Amir Mansour in a fight that saw Washington fade badly in the second half.