Take a look at the odds for this weekend’s huge Anthony Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko Heavyweight showdown.
This Saturday, the eyes of the boxing world are on Wembley Stadium for the biggest Heavyweight fight the sport has seen in years when Anthony Joshua takes on Wladimir Klitschko. This is a classic battle of the potential future of the sport trying to make his name by taking out the old guard.
Though Joshua is only 18 fights and less than 4 years into his professional career, oddsmakers currently have the 27 year old as the favorite to take out the long-time dominant champion. Here are the odds as of Tuesday afternoon, courtesy of Bovada:
Anthony Joshua -240
Wladimir Klitschko +190
Not only is Joshua favored to win, he’s favored to win big. Oddschecker shares that 41% of bets coming in are for a Joshua KO win, with 21% of bets banking on Joshua knocking Klitschko out in the very first round.
Joshua has been incredibly active in his fast rise up the ranks. Making his pro debut in 2013, Joshua was a 2012 Olympic Gold medalist who has been hailed as the future of the division pretty much since he debuted. He’s a powerful puncher with a 100% KO ratio. Klitschko was undefeated for over 11 years, dominating the Heavyweight division. He was upset by Tyson Fury in November 2015 and the 41 year old Klitschko has been inactive since. Of his 4 career losses, all but Fury have been by (T)KO.
Here are the odds for the rest of the card from Wembley:
Scott Quigg -2500
Viorel Simion +1000
Katie Taylor -5000
Nine Meinke +1400
Luke Campbell -500
Darleys Perez +350
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