BGO Running Wilder v Fury II Promotion
by Glenn Baird - January 10, 2020
With the hotly anticipated rematch between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury due to take place on the 22nd of February at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas BGO are giving 2 lucky punters the chance to take home a pair of tickets to the fight, along with a 4 night stay in the MGM and return flights to Vegas.
BGO will be running a daily leader board tournament, where you gain 1 point every time you bet £25 in a day. If you make it onto the final leader board then you will take part in a slot tournament where you can play for the tickets.
The promotion is open to new and existing British customers and will remain open until the 5th of February, with the main event slot tournament taking place on the 6th and 7th of the same month. You need to opt into the promotion in order to take part.
Along with the top prize there is a slew of Apple products that can be won, along with 20 free pay per view packages that allow you to watch the big event at home for nothing.
Wilder v Fury: The Last Time Round
The fight is the most hotly anticipated of the year so far, with the winner hoping to find themselves in the ring with Anthony Joshua before the end of the year for the chance to unify the belts and call themselves the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
The last time these two met the fight ended in a draw. It was the first time in his career that Wilder had failed to win a boxing match and there are plenty out there who believe it should have been the first time in his career that he lost one.
The last fight had everything that a boxing fan could have hoped for. Fury found himself on the end of one of Wilder’s biggest punches, a massive right hook that was that was bookended with 2 lefts that should have ended the fight. It was the second time Fury had hit the canvass in a fight where he outclassed the Bronze Bomber.
The fight was done. No one gets up from a punch like that. No one gets up when Wilder connects. Yet, before the count was over Fury was on his feet and before the twelfth round was over Fury was back, connecting more regularly than his dumbfounded opponent.
That moment when Fury rose from the dead, he shrugged off, not just Wilder’s earth shattering punch, but the months of depression, alcohol abuse and drug addiction that had consumed his life the last time he overcame the odds.
Despite hitting the floor twice in the fight, many will argue that Fury was robbed that night. That Wilder may have had the two big moments but at every other turn it was former heavyweight champion who boxed the most effectively.
This time round Wilder will take nothing for granted. He’ll have to box smarter, knowing that the big punch he has always relied on might not be enough. Whereas Fury will no longer have the element of surprise as his biggest weapon.
What makes this one so intriguing is that we now have some history between the two, with fighting styles that utterly contrast. Fury is arguably the only fighter out there capable of lasting 12 rounds with Wilder but this time round the Bronze Bomber will know what is waiting for him in the other corner.