PATRIOTIC punters are once again backing a Brit to beat Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury is 7/2 to spring a surprise. The majority of bets taken to date [by William Hill] suggest an explosive start with a Fury victory in round one (66/1) the worst result and a Fury victory by KO, TKO or DQ just 6/1.

“There is a patriotic punt on Tyson Fury to take the title, but his fans know his best chance of grabbing the win will be knocking Klitschko out in the first couple of rounds,” said William Hill spokesman Rupert Adams.

1/5 Wladimir Klitschko, 7/2 Tyson Fury, 33/1 Draw

6/1 Tyson Fury by KO, TKO or DQ

7/1 Klitschko to be knocked down and win

14/1 Fury to be knocked down and win

Fury Victory: 66/1 Round One, 50/1 Round Two, 50/1 Round Three, 50/1 Round Four