Free tips Boxing Betting Preview: Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko (Saturday night)
Joshua v Klitschko Preview
Trust in AJ to come of age against veteran Klitschko
Joshua v Klitschko Recommended Bet:
Under 8.5 rounds – 4/5 (1.80) with SpreadEx
Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will finally enter the ring together in a clash of the ages at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night, in a mouthwatering card of World Class boxing shown live on Sky Sports Box Office. Joshua v Klitschko is one of the biggest heavyweight bouts for years and we hope it lives up to the hype.
No event in the history of Wembley Stadium has had more command for tickets and it is set to be a 90,000 sell out for arguably the biggest combat sports event in the UK for many a year.
Joshua v Klitschko Betting Preview
The ageing Ukrainian Klitschko say he is “obsessed” by the prospect of getting all his belts back, obsessed with beating Joshua and proving they naysayer wrong and obsessed by proving to the World that he’s “still got it”.
All of that is well and good, but the reality is, Wladimir is a 40-year old man and on Saturday he will face a young man who believes it is his destiny to be the unified and undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Anthony Joshua puts his IBF title on the line, along with vacant IBO and WBA titles also on offer on Saturday. Also on the line is Anthony Joshua’s 18-0-0 record and to get that 19th professional win, he is going to have to beat the best heavyweight of a generation, but as we saw against Tyson Fury, that is not an insurmountable task nowadays.
Joshua v Klitschko Betting Odds
Anthony Joshua has not faced anything like this competition before, perhaps his most identifiable victory coming over Dillian Whyte, but AJ is yet to be tested and the word on the street is the Watford native has never looked better in prime, primed to the minute for this career defining moment.
The Joshua v Klitschko betting odds suggest Joshua to be the 2/5 favourite, with the former champion the 15/8 underdog and it is a very intriguing match up.
Joshua v Klitschko Betting Tip:
Some of the following questions will be answered on Saturday night…
How will Joshua cope with this steep step up in class?
Can he take a punch from Wladimir Klitschko?
Does he have the experience and ring craft to trap and catch the big Ukrainian?
Everything we’ve seen from Anthony Joshua so far suggests he can KO anyone and this stage is made for the 27-year old, so we can expect him to get the job done; possibly inside the distance.
Joshua v Klitschko Undercard
Also performing on a well stacked card are Ireland’s Katie Taylor, Scott Quigg, Josh Kelly and Luke Campbell, so some of the finest talent from the home isles will be on show at Wembley on Saturday night, so expect a wealth of quality on show leading up to the main event. Showtime and HBO will also be showing the card, so the World is very much watching.
Over to you, Anthony.