THE BOOKIES have been quick to make Anthony Joshua the overwhelming favourite for his showdown against Oleksander Usyk.
The British WBA, IBF and WBO champion has a mandatory title defence against the Ukrainian star after his fight against Tyson Fury fell through.
The bout has been confirmed as a 60,000 sell-out for September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
Paddy Power have Joshua at odds-on to win at 4/11 while Usyk is a slightly bigger price at 2/1.
AJ is also odds-on to to win via knockout/TKO at 5/6 while the two fighters are the same price to win on points at 11/4.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – Odds
- Anthony Joshua 4/11
- Draw 221
- Oleksandr Usyk 12/1
- Joshua Points or Decision 11/4
- Anthony Joshua KO/TKO 5/6
- Usyk Points or Decision 11/4
- Usyk KO/TKO 13/2
Group round betting
- Joshua to Win in Round 1 – 3: 9/1
- Joshua to Win in Round 4 – 6: 5/1
- Joshua to Win in Round 7 – 9: 4/1
- Joshua to Win in Round 10 – 12: 11/2
- Usyk to Win in Round 1 – 3: 40/1
- Usyk to Win in Round 4 – 6: 25/1
- Usyk to Win in Round 7 – 9: 25/1
- Usyk to Win in Round 10 – 12: 30/1
- Anthony Joshua to win on points or decision
- Anthony Joshua to win in rounds 1-3
- Oleksandr Usyk to win by KO/TKO
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Ahead of the fight, Joshua said: “The date is set and we are fully locked in.
"September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown.
“We are two Olympic gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges.
"The stadium is exceptional, the atmosphere will be electric, I’m honoured to be the first person to fight in such an awe inspiring venue.
“The stage is set and I am ready to handle business.”
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