A classic match-up between two young, fast, undefeated heavyweight belt holders will take place on March 31 at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in Britain. Who will emerge as undisputed heavyweight champion? Here’s all you need to know about what are the Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker betting odds.
Both boxers are considered rising stars on the international boxing stage. They will put all their world heavyweight belts on the line in a highly-anticipated winner-takes-all boxing match. According to online betting sites in the UK there is a lot of hype and tension around the fight, as the winner will not only break a new record and leave with four belts, but he will qualify to face the undefeated American Deontay Wilder who holds the WBC belt in the heavyweight division. Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker betting odds are in favourite of AJ to win his 21st bout, and here is why.
Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker betting odds in favor of AJ
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The 28-year-old Anthony Joshua has a (20-0) record with all 20 wins coming by KO. He has held IBF title since 2016 and both the IBO and WBA titles since 2017. AJ defeated Wladimir Klitschko who was dominating the heavyweight division for 15 years, after knocking him down for several times in the 11th round. Later on AJ stopped the Frenchman Takam in 10th round, in his first defense of the titles.
Anthony Joshua, the 2012 London Olympics gold medalist is currently ruling the heavyweight division as undefeated pro who knocked out every single one of his opponents. He is the favourite to win convincingly the next fight with his pure punching power. At Unibet Sportsbook his odds are (1.09) to win the fight, and his odds are (1.25) to win by KO.
Who is Joseph Parker?
Joseph Parker is an unbeaten WBO heavyweight champion, having won the title in a 2016 bout by defeating Andy Ruiz with a majority decision. The 26-year-old New Zealander’s record is (24-0), with 18 knockouts. Since turning professional Parker has fought the majority of his bouts on home soil, and the next fight will be his first in England.
Parker will put his own WBO heavyweight title belt on the line against Joshua’s IBF, WBA Super and IBO belts. Although Parker is quite good at attacking and has a strong chin, many perceive him as small for a heavyweight division. He is in fact giving up a six inch reach to Joshua, and that is one of his weaknesses. In addition he is not considered as heavy puncher. He missed having a knockout victory since 2016, while his last three fights have ended in decision. His odds to win against Joshua are (7.00) at Unibet Sportsbook, and his odds to win by knockout are (10.00).
Will the fight end by KO or 12-round decision?
If you consider supporting Anthony Joshua to win the fight, then it is better to bet on him wining by KO. Yet if you support Joseph Parker to rise as a new undisputed heavyweight champion, then our recommendation is to bet on him winning by majority decision after 12 rounds. Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker betting odds are (23.00) at Unibet Sportsbook for Parker to win by points. You can also pick the winner of each round if you wish to make your night more exciting.