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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker Free Bets & Betting Odds

Joshua is the bookies favourite to take another step toward Heavyweight title unification and boxing fans around the world will be eagerly waiting this one. Eddie Hearn has quickly developed into a brilliant promoter and an exciting 2018 is starting in Spring with this massive event.

Anthony Joshua brough his professional record to a perfect 20 wins from 20 bouts when he stopped Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has announced the next Joshua fight at the Welsh venue, when his fighter takes on New Zealand challenger Joseph Parker on 31st March 2018.

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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker Latest Betting Odds

Anthony Joshua is a very short price at 1/8 top odds at William Hill, but many firms are being considerably more conservative, quoting odds as short as 1/16.

The history books show that the Heavyweight division can throw up the odd upset, or at least a more spirited effort from the challenger than the prices suggest likely.

If you like a lively underdog, Joseph Parker fits the description. Unbeaten in 25 pro fights so far, the New Zealander could really serve it up to AJ and you can back Joseph Parket to beat Joshua at 7/1 at Winner Sports.

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The latest Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker odds comparison are shown in the table below:

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker Betting Markets

Method of Victory? i.e “To win by KO/Decision”

Pick which fighter to win and by what method. For example, Joshua is odds of 1/3 to win by way of knockout (KO) at Betfair.

Joshua has won all 20 of his fights by KO, while Parker has won by KO in 18 of his 24 professional fights. Parker is on offer at 10/1 with Sun Bets to nail AJ with a winning knockout punch.

Will The Fight Go the Distance? Yes / No odds

Most people, including the bookmakers, think this fight will end well inside the distance.  The latest best betting odds on offer for this market is 1/5 for NO at Coral, and 4/1 YES with Bet Victor.

Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker Live Updates

27/3/18 Update – Anthony Joseph to bring the house down by KO’ing sloppy Parker

When it comes to precision punching and power, nobody does it quite like Anthony Joshua, who is 20-0 as a Pro since winning the London 2012 Heavyweight Gold.

Joshua has knocked-out everyone in his way, including Heavyweight legend Wladimir Klitschko. Now he faces another World Champion in Joseph Parker, who many feel can give Anthony Joshua plenty to worry about. But technically, ‘AJ’ is the better boxer. Power wise, Joshua is in a different league, as is also the case in terms of overall size, strength and conditioning, not to mention that all important timing on the right hand.

Odds of 4/11 on Betfair Sportsbook about Joshua win by KO/TKO is worthy of its place in your boxing acca bets for Sky Sports PPV on Saturday night.

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27/3/2018 Update – It’s the fight week!

The wait is almost over, as Britain’s Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker prepare to do battle in Wales.

The pair will collide in a highly anticipated world heavyweight title unification clash at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff this weekend.

Joshua will climb into the ring as the massive favourite for yet another victory, following his 10th round stoppage success over Cameroonian-Frenchman Carlos Takam at the same Welsh venue last October.

Meanwhile, Kiwi challenger Parker is a dangerous underdog and has admitted his annoyance at being overlooked in the build-up to such a huge heavyweight blockbuster.

There’s an intriguing undercard during the night’s proceedings, before the two big men finally get in to trade blows.

This includes Belfast’s bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett, Liverpool heavyweight David Price, popular Manchester fighter Anthony Crolla, former Team GB Olympian Joe Cordina and talented prospect Josh Kelly.

The spotlight will ultimately fall on Joshua and Parker, though, as they seek to become unified heavyweight champion on Welsh territory.

20/3/2018 Update – The Heavyweight fight is just around the corner…

The highly anticipated world heavyweight unification fight between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker is just around the corner.

Britain’s reigning WBA ‘Super’ and IBF world heavyweight champion will defend his belts against WBO title holder Parker in Cardiff, Wales in front of rapturous UK support.  

? WBO World Heavyweight Champion @joeboxerparker has touched down in the U.K ahead of March 31's huge unification showdown! ???? #JoshuaParker #RoadToUndisputed— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) March 18, 2018

Both men will also put their undefeated professional records on the line when they collide at the Principality Stadium on March 31st, with the chance to edge closer to incredibly becoming undisputed king of the sport’s heaviest division. 

Hard-hitting American Deontay Wilder, who currently boasts the WBC strap, will be a very intrigued and observant onlooker when the pair lock horns in the ring.  

CONFIRMED: @ant_crolla fights Edson Ramirez on the #JoshuaParker show in Cardiff! ?Full details: #CrollaRamirez— Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) March 19, 2018

Wilder recently dispatched Luis Ortiz in emphatic fashion to defend his crown once again and is seeking the winner of this battle on Welsh territory. 

Tyson Fury is also on the comeback trail after several years away from the ring, and he will undoubtedly be keeping a close watch over proceedings when they unfold in Cardiff. 

After overcoming Wladimir Klitschko last year in a truly monumental heavyweight clash at Wembley, Watford fighter ‘AJ’ has become the face of the sport, but he faces a seemingly tough test against a confident Kiwi champion in this latest outing. 

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12/3/2018 Update – Action-packed fight night headed for Cardiff on March 31st 

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker’s highly awaited world heavyweight title unification battle is quickly approaching. 

The pair of heavyweight champions will put both their crowns and undefeated professional records on the line at the in Cardiff, Wales, on March 31st.  

The winner will likely set up a clash with WBC belt holder and American knockout artist Deontay Wilder at some stage further down the line, in a bout that could potentially create an undisputed champion of the sport’s biggest division. 

 Both Britain’s highly popular ‘AJ’ and New Zealand favourite Parker have recently went face to face on a ‘Gloves Are Off’ episode filmed for Sky Sports, as they continue to try and get a mental advantage over each other before fight night. 

There are plenty of other top scraps involved on the undercard on Welsh territory on March 31st, including Ireland’s bantamweight world titlist Ryan Burnett taking on Yonfrez Parejo and Josh Kelly stepping up to tackle Carlos Molina.

It’s set to be a dramatic night of action in front of the Sky Sports Box Office cameras, with Joshua looking to secure another impressive victory along his already glowing Championship reign. 

8/3/2018 Update –Wilder awaits eventual Joshua vs Parker victor  

American world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is awaiting the winner of the upcoming Anthony Joshua versus Joseph Parker title unification in Cardiff, Wales.

The reigning WBC title holder emphatically knocked out Cuban opponent Luis Ortiz in New York City in his last ring outing, subsequently securing his most impressive and prestigious victory of his career to date.

Wilder had previously been calling out Britain’s ‘AJ’ but many had slated the American for his lack of solid foes throughout his reign as champion, but his Ortiz stoppage success has potentially set up an even bigger unification battle further down the line.

If Watford-born fighter Joshua can overcome New Zealander Parker on March 31st on Welsh soil, he would set up arguably the biggest possible match-up in boxing against Wilder, either at the end of 2018 or the beginning of next year.

But Britain’s most high-profile boxing star must first negotiate the threat of latest challenger to his throne, Kiwi fighter Parker, before thinking of any potential clash with Wilder, which could create an undisputed heavyweight champion once again.

1/3/2018 Update – Undisputed fight on the horizon for Joshua vs Parker victor

The highly-awaited heavyweight unification showdown between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker is set to take centre stage on March 31st at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.  

Boxing fans have already been treated to a host of top fights throughout the early stages of 2018, with the most-recent being that exciting ‘Superfly 2’ scrap between eventual victor Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Mexican challenger Juan Francisco Estrada. 

 There’s also the small matter of the rematch between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on May 5th this year, when the dust settles on what promises to be a dramatic night on Welsh soil at the end of March. 

But the pair of bruising heavyweights will first collide in a bid to call themselves the best in the division and potentially set up a high-profile encounter with American Deontay Wilder at a later date. 

It’s ‘AJ’ who will enter the ring as the front runner to extend his unbeaten run, and knockout streak, when he meets New Zealander Parker. But this is sure to be another tough task for the popular British champion, live on Sky Sports Box Office. 

28/2/2018 Update – Underdog Joseph Parker available at betting odds of 13/2

Hard-hitting and technical Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker faces Anthony Joshua on March 31st on the back of a gutsy victory over Hughie Fury last time.
The bookmakers currently offering betting odds for Joshua v Parker generally offer a price of about 6/1 (7.00) on the New Zealander to topple Joshua, such is the general opinion that “AJ” – the home fighter and big favourite – will be very hard to beat.

Betfair Sportsbook, at the time of writing, are offering a price of 13/2 (7.50) on Joseph Parker to win. The Draw result can be backed at odds of 40/1 (41.00) with Paddy Power.

22.2.2018 Update

The long-awaited heavyweight world title unification match-up between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker is edging closer and closer.  

Both men will put their belts on the line at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, with ‘AJ’ currently holding the WBA ‘Super’, IBF and IBO straps, while Parker boasts the WBO crown.  

This could be set to be yet another epic encounter on Welsh territory, with Joshua having been involved in that incredible bout against Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley last year and also overcame Carlos Takam in October. 

 New Zealander Parker poses a new threat, though, and will bring plenty of big-fight experience and a new style for the British heavyweight superstar to deal with in the ring on March 31st.  

Interestingly, if Parker were to prevail and cause a massive upset on his ventures to Wales, Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has outlined that there is a rematch clause in the fight contract for Joshua to fall back on.

18.2.2018 Update

The highly-awaited world heavyweight unification showdown between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will take place on March 31st at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.  

This epic encounter has been billed as ‘Road to Undisputed’, with the eventual winner likely setting themselves up for a clash with America’s Deontay Wilder in another high-profile match-up.

 All of the belts could possibly be on the line in that potential meeting, with only the other less prestigious WBA ‘Regular’ strap being held currently by Manuel Charr, outside of the big-name champions. 

This dust-up between Britain’s reigning heavyweight champion ‘AJ’ and New Zealand favourite Parker makes for a mouth-watering face-off on Welsh soil this year. 

The blockbuster bout live on Sky Sports Box Office will also be broadcasted live in the United States, as the two fearsome punchers prepare to do battle for the unified heavyweight crowns. 

How to bet on Joshua v Parker Boxing Fight

Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will meet at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday 31st March 2018, in a bout dubbed the “Road To Undisputed”.

Four Heavyweight world title belts will be on the line as these two unbeaten, hard-hitting fighters battle it out.

How Will This Fight Be Decided?

Alongside the standard outright winner bets, picking the way a fighter achieves victory is usually more lucrative in terms of how much you can win, with the boxer’s records sometimes helping to give an idea on prospective outcomes.

  • Knockout – Winning by Knockout (KO) is the ultimate in victories and with both fighters winning over 86% of bouts combined by KO, this could be an avenue to go down when looking for a profitable Joshua v Parker betting boxing strategy.
  • Technical Knockout – A ‘Technical Knockout’ (TKO) is decided if either referee or doctor believes the fighter cannot defend themselves or if a fighter is knocked down three times in a single round.
  • Technical Decision – Other methods of victory also include a Technical Decision, which is made if a cut is adjudged to have stopped a fight. It is somewhat rare, while a fighters ringside team can ‘thrown in the towel’ to concede the fight too.
  • Points – In the unlikely event that this particular fight does the full 12-round distance, it will be decided on the judge’s scorecards.

In the outright winner market Anthony Joshua is the red hot favourite at 1/7 (1.14) with Betfair while the New Zealander Joseph Parker is the underdog at 13/2 (7.50).

Most online bookmakers now combine various forms of victory, with Betfair offering Joshua by KO / TKO at 1/3 (1.33) and Parker by the same options at 9/1 (10.00).

Furthermore, there are plenty of other Joshua v Parker betting markets available to bet on, outside of the fight outcome, with more information listed further below.

Joshua v Parker – Pick a Winner

Anthony Joshua for the first time looks to be a man who knows his place in the boxing world.

At the pinnacle of his job, the Watford man oozed into the press conference back in January with all the swagger and some would say arrogance that a champion should have. In contrast, Joseph Parker for the first time, looked a little uneasy in such a bright spotlight.

There is no denying the favouritism that Joshua holds is well justified, winning 20 fights, all by knockout and of course defeating a certain Waldimir Klitschko on the way. Compared to the British boxer, Joseph Parker’s record is not so full of big name wins, however 24 victories without loss, is impossible to ignore.

The physicality of the two men, could play a major role in this fight, with Joshua standing two inches taller and holding a 6-inch reach advantage over the Kiwi.

The Parker camp are fully aware that they need to adjust their tactics and this has been reflected in the focus on speed and stamina during his training, and the Las Vegas based fighter will need to get in behind Joshua’s jab to have a genuine chance.

On the whole, Anthony Joshua holds all the aces here, in terms of his overall game and physical advantage. It will take a monumental effort by Joseph Parker to stop the English fighter, especially if Joshua’s jab is working well.

It all points to Joshua adding yet another belt to his collection in Cardiff on 31st March.

How to Benefit from the Betting Markets

As mentioned above, Joshua Parker betting odds extends far beyond than the overall winner outcome or the ‘method of victory’ with several other betting markets becoming increasingly important for both bookmakers and punters.

Bookmakers in-house odds compilers will also determine when the bout is likely to end for the purposes of an Over/Under Rounds bet, so in the case of this fight, the sixth round currently looks to be the benchmark.

Joshua is a big odds on favourite to win the fight, but by predicting a Joshua win in say the 3rd round you can get a much bigger price of 9/1 (10.00) with Coral, offering the chance of much bigger potential winnings.

Over or Under

An Over/Under is a 50/50 bet that allows punters to go either higher or lower than the bookmakers set lines. So if you think the fight will not last very long, an ‘Under 3.5 Round’ bet with Ladbrokes comes in at 5/2 (3.50) , offering much better boxing betting odds than a simple win bet, with the added bonus of not having to predict the winner.

Grouped Rounds Betting

If trying to predict the exact round seems to difficult, many bookmakers will group some rounds together to allow to bet for example, on ‘Joshua to win in Rounds 7-9’.

Rounds are usually grouped in threes and it is a good alternative to normal Round Betting giving you a bit of leeway either sound of your chosen round.

Joshua v Parker – Understand the Odds

Anthony Joshua is currently massive favourite to win this fight and is now as low as 1/7 with William Hill, while Joseph Parker is the 13/2 outsider with Betfair at the time of writing.  

Simply put, this means you will need to place £7 on Joshua to win £1 (£8 total returns including your stake). However, if you fancy the underdog, for every £2 staked on Parker will return £15 (£13 profit plus your £2 stakes back).

These odds are further reflected by the 1/3 available on Anthony Joshua to win by KO or TKO and Joseph Parker ‘to be knocked down’ at a mere 1/25!

As you can see, in no uncertain terms do the bookmakers believe a Parker win will be a massive upset, such is the dominance expected of Joshua.

For those looking for some Joshua v Parker betting value, the ‘Round Betting’ option looks to be the way forward, with Joshua to win between rounds 4-6 at 13/5 (3.60) looking like a decent boxing bet.

Our Final Tip for the Match

Most viewers will be hoping for an epic fight, akin to the heyday of Heavyweight contests, however this looks to be a bout that may well end before the halfway point, and we think it will be Joshua in the 4th.

Anthony Joshua To Win in Round 4 at 10/1 (11.00) with Betfair

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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker Betting Tips

All logic dictates that Anthony Joshua will easily win this fight by KO, but this is his first really serious defence of his titles. Joseph Parker is a real technician, patient and talented with a good chin.

At 7/1, you could get a very good run for your money from the underdog. Four of Parker’s last six fights have ended by Decision, an outcome you can get a huge 33/1 at Sun Bets for!

If you’re looking for a safer betting option, for an Acca for example, 1/3 (Betfair top price) on Anthony Joshua to win by KO/TKO is your port of call.

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