Betting Tips

Back Anthony Joshua to send Wladimir Klitschko into retirement at Wembley

Anthony Joshua is a strong odds-on favourite to successfully defend his IBF world heavyweight title for a third time at a best 4-9 with Unibet, while his ageing opponent Wladimir Klitschko is 44-19 with Marathon to become champion once again and spring a shock in front of a record crowd of 90,000 at the footballing temple of Wembley.

Joshua, the 2012 Olympic champion on home soil, has bludgeoned his way (in a fashion not too dissimilar to an early Mike Tyson) through every one of his 18 pro fights since joining the paid ranks a year after winning gold in London, beating all his opponents via thunderous KO. Joshua is an attractive 25-1 across the board to catch Klitschko cold with a first round knockout.

Indeed, the British boxer has only been extended beyond the third round twice in his pro career with Dillian Whyte (December 2015) and Dominic Breazeale (June 2016) both managing to last until the seventh. No question, this question this will be the Londoner’s toughest test yet, but back Joshua to do the job in the first six rounds at 5-2 with SportingBet.

The veteran warrior Klitschko has not scrapped since a tame performance against another Brit Tyson Fury saw him relinquish the full Monty of his WBA, IBF and WBO belts in Dusseldorf in November 2015. At the ripe old age of 41, time is not on the Ukrainian’s side when he steps into the ring against the dynamic 27-year-old Joshua.

AJ is 8-11 with Betfair to win via KO/TKO or DQ and a decent 6-1 with Sky Bet if he goes into unchartered territory to triumph on points for the first time in his professional career. Klitschko, for once a rank outsider in a prestigious world title fight, can be backed at 7-2 with Bet365 and 7-1 with Sportingbet for those methods of victory.

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