Free tips Boxing: Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk II Preview & Betting Tips (20th August)
Oleksandr Usyk Could Repeat Decision Win Over Anthony Joshua in Title Rematch
Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-2) looks to avenge his defeat to Oleksandr “The Cat” Usyk (19-0) in London in September last year and to regain his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in the rematch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday 20 August. Keep scrolling for betting odds, tips and our final Joshua Usyk betting prediction.
In truth, Usyk outclassed Joshua at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and was a clear winner by unanimous decision. The judges scored the fight 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in the Ukrainian’s favour.
The loss to Usyk was the second of Joshua’s career and the 32-year-old Londoner will be looking for a similar response to his previous defeat, when he beat Andy Ruiz Jr in their rematch in December 2019. That fight also took place in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua v Usyk Betting Odds
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Can Anthony Joshua Bounce Back?
Joshua has been eager to show that he is coming into the rematch full of confidence and has labelled himself the “Comeback King”.
His quest to become a three-time world champion also features a new head coach in Robert Garcia.
There have been dramatic changes in Usyk’s life since winning the world titles, with boxing having had to take second place to his helping the war effort against Russia in his Ukrainian homeland.
The last few months have been far from ideal preparation for the 35-year-old Usyk with regards to training and focusing on the fight, but the situation back home will also give him an incredible incentive to retain his titles.
Usyk has fought the majority of his career at cruiserweight, where he was the undisputed champion. He remains unbeaten in his 19 professional fights to date.
Joshua Usyk Betting Prediction – Fury to Fight The Winner?
To add a little extra spice to the fight, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (having initially announced that he would be retiring from the sport), has said that. If the money were right, he would be prepared to face the winner of this fight in a unification bout later this year. That would suggest another controversial fight in Saudi Arabia.
Of Joshua’s 24 career wins, 22 have come via KO/TKO. Unfortunately, both of his losses have come in his last four fights and this is a huge fight that he simply must win at this stage of his career.
Usyk is the older fighter, but is unbeaten and has won 13 of his 19 fights inside the distance. However, four of his last six fights have gone to the judges and this bout could well go the same way.
Will the Fight Go the Distance?
Method Of Victory Odds
In the ‘Method of Victory’ betting market, we have the following 4 main outcomes.
- Usyk to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification at 11/4 with William Hill
- Usyk to win by Decision or Technical Decision is a 13/10 chance with Betway
- Joshua to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification at 11/4 with William Hill
- Joshua to win by Decision or Technical Decision is a 13/2 chance with Betfair
Joshua Usyk Betting Prediction:
We are going for Usyk to win this one on the cards again with the best odds on offer currently at Betfair Sportsbook.
Method of Victory – Oleksandr Usyk to win by Decision or Tech Decision @ 13/10 with Betfair
* Boxing odds quoted were correct at the time of writing. All betting odds are subject to changes.