Boxing fans betting on the Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker bout have very different predictions for the much-anticipated event. In consequence, online betting sites in the UK offer identical and relatively high odds for both contenders.
Anthony Joshua’s prediction
Whyte and Parker have been defeated only once, both of them by the same man: Anthony Joshua. As someone who has very relevant experience with the contenders, AJ has shared his prediction with the press. Contrasting Whyte’s “all guns blazing” approach to Parker’s being satisfied with boxing “on the back foot,” AJ claims the fight will end with Parker getting knocked out.
That statement might seem bold considering that Parker has never been dropped in his career. But AJ reminded audiences how badly Whyte hurt him in the second round of their encounter. Whyte’s punching power was also demonstrated by a brutal K.O. against Lucas Browne, his latest opponent. Such firepower could indeed end the fight prematurely even for a boxer with a jaw like Parker’s. The official betting odds are 4.50 for Whyte’s winning by knockout.
Additional considerations before placing your bet on the Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker fight
As Whyte himself has pointed out, the stakes will be high for both of them on July 28. Parker is coming off his loss to AJ and is “going to be very desperate” because “he can’t afford to have back to back defeats.” Whyte’s motivation is that a win over Parker “would almost guarantee” him a World Title shot.
While Whyte has stated that he’d be going for a knockout, he should not worry too much if the fight goes the distance, either. The bout will be held at the O2 Stadium in London, and there is a chance the judges would favor the British Whyte over his opponent, who is from New Zealand.
That advantage should not be underestimated and significantly raises the likelihood of Parker’s defeat. In fact, Whyte’s victory is the safest option among the many bets on Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker that online sportsbooks in the UK are offering. At 1.83, one can make a reasonable profit with it. But if you’re interested in other betting options beyond Whyte’s victory (1.83) and his winning by knockout (4.50), visit Bet365 Sportsbook, where you’ll find round betting options and more.