Would you rather fight 100 duck sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
These are eternal questions that have plagued mankind. But there is no other that draws out the kind of emotion, passion, and wild speculation more than this one:
Who would win in a fight between Godzilla and King Kong?
Well, pretty much DraftKings Sportsbook is here to help figure out an answer. In advance of the March release of Godzilla vs. Kong in theaters and on HBO Max, they’ve set a line on who will win this epic battle for the ages.
But of the two largest monsters in movie history, who’s got the advantage? Let’s find out in our Tale of The Tape:
Kaiju. Once trapped in an iceberg. Big. Can swim if needed. Challenges with reach, not very long, thus NBA scouts have concerns. Tail can be an X-factor in standup game.
King Kong -220
Simian. Prehistoric ape. Can walk on all fours or anthropomorphically. Reach and IQ advantage over opponent, though size appears to be similar. Feels pain and sadness, thus NFL scouts question toughness and grit. Michael Buffer likely to introduce as “Eighth Wonder of the World, fighting out of Skull Island.” Won first battle by drowning Godzilla.
Noted King Kong historian Wikipedia: “Possesses considerable intelligence and great physical strength; he also appears far more nimble and agile ... He’s probably 100 to 120 years old by the time our story begins.”
So there’s your matchup. The near-human brain of Kong should have an edge on the lizard mental capacity of Godzilla, and as the first battle showed us, there’s not much of a size difference. Add in the big reach advantage, and we’ll give it to the last of his kind in Kong.
Of course, there’s always the Vegas angle, so here’s the scouting report from DraftKings Sportsbook oddsmaker Johnny Avello, who made the Lizard King about a 2-1 underdog.
Godzilla is a monster but King Kong is a beast. Godzilla’s main weapon is Atomic Breath whereas King Kong is all about Physical Strength. King Kong beat him back in 1963 and he’ll do it again.
And there is some good news here: Unlike the awful judging in the UFC and boxing, we can be sure the scorecards won’t be needed for this one.