- Odds: Tyson Fury -188 favorite, Anthony Joshua +138 underdog.
- A two-fight deal is signed to unify the boxing heavyweight division after lengthy negotiations.
- Multiple locations around the globe are being considered; the Middle East, Singapore, and Las Vegas for a fight at the end of June.
The biggest fight in recent boxing history is confirmed for a two-fight deal. Anthony Joshua will take the “Gypsy King” Tyson Fury who holds their heavyweight titles on the line.
Fury vs Joshua Odds
|Tyson Fury||-188, 8/15|
|Anthony Joshua||+138, 11/8|
According to the latest Fury Joshua odds, the “Gypsy King” has an implied odds of 65.2% to win this fight. (Bet $188 to win $100). Fury has remained the slight betting favorite over Joshua since these odds were released.
On the other side, you have Anthony Joshua, AJ is the underdog to Fury. (Bet $100 to win $138).
Tyson Fury remains the betting favorite from when odds were initially released. If this fight had happened prior to AJ losing to Andy Ruiz, you could expect the odds to be flipped in Joshua’s favor.
Over the past year, we’ve seen Joshua range from +130 to +165 depending on which betting site you check. He fought Kubrat Pulev in December 2020 and defeated the Bulgarian by KO in the 9th round.
By the time this fight takes place, Tyson Fury will have been inactive for 18 months. His last fight was a rematch against Deontay Wilder, one of the best performances we’ve seen from Fury – stopping the Bronze Bomber in the 7th round.
Joshua The Underdog
AJ is used to being the favorite. Going back through all his most recent fights from 2016 to now, he was a major betting favorite by the public. Even for the Ruiz rematch, the oddsmakers knew the two-time unified world heavyweight champion would prevail.
Going up against the toughest test to date Joshua will have to adjust his gameplan to suit Fury’s awkward style and quick pace. Currently at +138 and +165 on some online sportsbooks. Betting on Anthony Joshua to defeat Tyson Fury in their first fight is intriguing when you think about the layoff Fury had and the idea of a second and trilogy fight down the road.
One word that stands out that’s being spoken loudly by Tyson Fury lately – “inactivity”. After Conor McGregor lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257, Fury went to social media to back up McGregor’s statement that inactivity can really diminish a fighter’s timing.
“[McGregor’s] bang on right,” Fury said (h/t The Mac Life). “Conor McGregor fought in 2016, then he had two years out, and then he fought Khabib [in 2018]. Then he had another two years out, and then he fought Cerrone [in January 2020]. Then he had another year out, and then he fought this guy, Poirier.
“So inactivity kills the cat, no doubt about it.”
Fury’s last fight was in February 2020 against Deontay Wilder, his next fight against AJ is scheduled for June 2021. We’ve seen Fury look sluggish against Sefer Seferi – after an almost three-year layoff from fighting Wladimir Klitschko.
That all being said, Fury has always been one to rise to the occasion. This blockbuster fight has been in the rumor mill for years, and expect both boxers to bring their A-game.
Stay tuned to Betting Insider Journal for all the latest boxing odds and news. As we cover Fury vs Joshua in greater detail as the fight approaches.