Billy Joe Saunders has bet a ridiculous amount of money on a Tyson Fury win this weekend 3 years ago

Billy Joe Saunders has bet a ridiculous amount of money on a Tyson Fury win this weekend

Billy Joe Saunders is on a one-man mission to shift the betting line ahead of Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder.

The WBC heavyweight title will be on the line this Saturday night, when Fury will share the ring with fellow unbeaten fighter Deontay Wilder.

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The styles of both men couldn't be any more different, with Wilder more of an explosive knockout artist and Fury the superior technician.

Most pundits will tell you that Wilder is capable of stopping any fighter on the planet but if the fight goes the distance, Fury's fans fancy the chances of 'The Gypsy King'.

Fury remains a betting underdog going into his first title shot since his time away from the ring and his close friend Billy Joe Saunders was keen to take advantage of those odds.

Saunders has placed a staggering £70,000 bet on a Fury win this weekend, meaning that if the Manchester-born heavyweight can extend his perfect professional record, Saunders will earn a profit of almost £100,000.

Fury's redemption story, which has seen him battle mental health problems, fight off addiction and lose 150lbs, will culminate in the centre of the ring in Los Angeles' Staples Centre on Saturday night.

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Some have suggested that it's too soon for Fury to fight someone like Wilder considering the fact that he's fought just twice in the past three years but 'The Gypsy King' is brimming with confidence.

And Saunders clearly is too.