Two heavyweight titans are nearly set to collide as Deontay Wilder has agreed to terms to face Anthony Joshua sometime this year. This does not mean the fight is official just yet, but contracts are expected to be sent out to Wilder‘s team this week, and we should have our answer on whether or not we have ourselves a scrap in the coming days. The United Kingdom’s Joshua clocks in as a sizable betting favorite at -230, while Wilder plays the underdog role with has agreed to a line of +170. The current WBC champion Wilder has agreed to concede home field advantage and make that trip across the pond to put his perfect 40-0 record on the line.
What’s more impressive than Wilder’s unblemished record is the fact that 39 of those wins came by knockout. Olympic gold medalist boxer Joshua has an outstanding finishing record as well, dusting off 20 of his 21 opponents inside of the distance. That’s an insane finishing rate for both big men. Although nothing is set in stone, since Joshua possesses the IBF, WBA Super, and WBO titles, and Wilder carries the WBC, then this could be the first time that all of the major boxing titles will be unified since Lennox Lewis did it in 2000.
Check out the betting odds for Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder, courtesy of OddsShark.com:
This will be the first time in his professional boxing career that Deontay Wilder has ever appeared as a betting underdog. Check out the career betting odds for the “Bronze Bomber,” courtesy of ProBoxingOdds.com:
Anthony Joshua has yet to experience what it’s like to open up as a betting underdog. Check out the career betting odds for the Anthony Joshua, courtesy of ProBoxingOdds.com: