By Elliot Foster
Billy Joe Saunders has made his prediction on the heavyweight clash between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder this weekend – and he’s holding nothing back.
Former world heavyweight champion Fury takes on the WBC champion at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Fury faces the American on Saturday in just his third fight back since a 924-day exile from the sport and numerous well-publicised battles with drink and drugs.
And ex-WBO middleweight king Saunders, who voluntarily relinquished his title in the wake of a controversial failed drugs test in the build-up to his ill-fated fight against Demetrius Andrade back in April, is backing his fellow traveller to dethrone the man with 40 wins and 39 knockouts.
Saunders has a betting slip in his hand with some hefty figures in his latest Instagram video.
He is betting £20,000 on Fury to win with odds of 11/8.
And the Brit says: “Tyson Fury, ready to rock and roll.”
The former British, Commonwealth and European champion then shows another betting slip for the same odds but with £50,000. making a total bet of £70,000.
If ‘Gypsy King’ Fury wins, Saunders promised one of the staff members a drink.
BT Sport Box Office will exclusively show Wilder v Fury on December 1, available to buy for just £19.95.
SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will stream live on SHOWTIME Sports social channels beginning at 7:45 p.m. ET/4:45 p.m. PT and feature one-fight coverage from Canada as boxing’s longest-reigning world champion Adonis Stevenson makes the 10th defense of his WBC Light Heavyweight Title against unbeaten mandatory challenger Oleksandr Gvozdyk. SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION will air live on SHOWTIME and stream for free on the SHOWTIME Sports YouTube channel and Facebook page immediately preceding the Wilder vs. Fury SHOWTIME PPV.