Parker and Wilder lead Bellew bout market…but Haye’s in there

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Liverpudlian Tony Bellew laughed off pre-fight odds of 4/1 to defeat former Heavyweight world champion David Haye at the O2 Arena after a gruelling and engrossing 11 rounds in which the underdog broke his hand.

And on the back of that surprise triumph, all eyes are on who the 34-year-old will face next.

Our traders make New Zealander and current WBO Heavyweight title holder Joseph Parker the 3/1 favourite for that honour. And If that fight does come next, it’s the Englishman who is narrow favourite, with 4/5 for Bellew to deliver the first defeat of Parker’s career.

The 6’7” powerhouse that is Deontay Wilder is second-favourite at 5/1 to get in the ring with Haye’s conqueror, though that’s one bout our odds-compilers wouldn’t fancy ‘Bomber’ to win, with 3/1 for him to defeat the man from Alabama. But remember, he’s already defied bigger odds this week…

Dillian Whyte is next up at 6s to face the veteran Brit, with Cuban counterpunching specialist Luis Ortiz an 8/1 shot.

However, it’s the 10/1 shot – a certain Mr. Haye – which remains the option likely to most excite the boxing world. The Hayemaker is 2/5 to triumph, with Bellew at 2-1, just half the price he was for victory before last night’s contest.

Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Despite being written off as a mismatch beforehand the public took to this fight like never before and betting interest was through the roof. We’d love to see the rematch if it suits the fighters, although Bellew definitely appears to have plenty of options.”
He added: “Haye is installed as the favourite to level the scores but it would be no surprise to see interest in the 2/1 offered about Bellew after the nature of the first bout.”

 
Ladbrokes Latest Betting:


Tony Bellew’s next opponent

Joseph Parker – 3/1

Deontay Wilder – 5/1

Dillian Whyte – 6/1

Luis Ortiz – 8/1

David Haye – 10/1

Denis Lebedev – 16/1

Christian Hammer – 20/1

Marco Huck – 20/1

Kubrat Pulev – 20/1

Mairis Bredis – 25/1

Murat Gasiev – 33/1

Oleksandr Usyk – 33/1

Anthony Joshua – 33/1

David Price – 50/1

Tyson Fury – 50/1

Potential Fights: Outcomes

Tony Bellew – 4/5

Joseph Parker – 1/1

Draw – 33/1

 

Deontay Wilder – 1/4

Tony Bellew – 3/1

Draw – 33/1

 

Haye – 2/5

Bellew – 2/1

Draw – 33/1

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.