- Boxing odds for the upcoming rematch between Usyk vs Joshua 2 are live.
- Usyk scored a unanimous decision win over Joshua to win four of his heavyweight titles.
- Will Joshua’s new trainer Robert Garcia be enough for AJ to win against the undefeated Ukrainian?
‘Rage on the Red Sea’ will see newly crowned heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk take on Anthony Joshua in a rematch. The highly anticipated second bout between Usyk and AJ is set for Saturday, August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Opening Usyk vs Joshua boxing odds are live and the oddsmakers might have it closer than you expect.
Usyk vs Joshua 2 Odds
According to the opening Usyk vs Joshua 2 odds via BetMGM Sportsbook, Usyk has an implied win probability of 68.2% for defeating Joshua a second time. You can wager $215 on “The Cat” to net $100. If you like AJ’s odds of winning yet another rematch, then you can bet $100 to win $175. Check out these boxing betting sites for the latest Joshua vs Usyk odds.
Bettors can expect to see Usyk’s favorite betting odds grow as the fight draws nearer. From a -225 to possibly -300 or more come fight night. Usyk’s victory over Joshua has cemented his spot as one of the best P4P boxers in the world today, arguably ahead of Canelo Alvarez. For a more technical breakdown, check out these Usyk vs Joshua 2 predictions and betting props.
Sportsbook Promos for Usyk vs AJ Rematch
|Caesars Sportsbook||$1,500 Risk-Free Bet|
|FanDuel Sportsbook||$1,500 No Sweat Bet|
|BetMGM||$1,500 Risk-Free Bet|
|PointsBet||$500 Deposit Match|
|BetRivers||$250 Deposit Match|
Can Joshua Solve The Usyk Puzzle?
Over the course of Joshua vs Usyk at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. We saw Usyk absorb Joshua’s best power punches and remain perfectly composed. Usyk was defensively responsible yet still managed to be the aggressor in this fight.
As the fight went on Joshua made some subtle adjustments from rounds 4-6. However, he didn’t gain much momentum to deal with Usyk’s unpredictable rhythm, which left AJ out of answers by the championship rounds. AJ tried to outbox one of the most technical boxers in boxing, and it didn’t go his way. As the fight was drawing to an end Usyk was close to finishing Joshua.
Over the years in heavyweight boxing, we’ve seen different body types and styles compete at the top. For the majority of AJ’s bouts, he’s relied on power punching to wipe out the division. That was until he lost to Andy Ruiz and won the rematch fighting more like a technically defensive-minded boxer.
This approach doesn’t work against Usyk and in hindsight, a power puncher with his feet planted might be even worse. Still, a change in-game plan will have to be crafted in AJ’s camp, if he can start fast and hurt Usyk early then we could be in for a trilogy.
While the oddsmakers are understandably setting Joshua as the underdog. It still should be a competitive rematch and another glorious display of the sweet science at its best.
The Hunger is Stronger Than Ever
While many believed Joshua would defeat Usyk and would eventually face Tyson Fury. Usyk has put an end to that but has openly accepted Joshua’s rematch clause. The boxing stars came face-to-face in late June for the first time since their fight in their opening press conference to preview their rematch.
Joshua said: “Definitely the hunger’s still there.
“Blips happen, but resilience, mental toughness, consistency will prevail. I’m focussed on the target sitting over there.
“God willing I’ll perform and become three-time heavyweight champion of the world.
“The fight with Usyk, he bust my a*** for some rounds and I had to take that defeat like a man as well. I hold myself accountable.
“In the fight in September I was wrong and he was right, I have to reverse that August 20…
“We have to give him, his team credit where credit’s due. I respect him and his craft and what he’s achieved.
“If I’m around someone that’s better than me on the night, I have to push myself to be better than them. The great thing is I’ve got a second chance.”
Usyk said: “I am very happy I’m here. I am very happy my next fight is gonna happen. It’s a big honour for me to be here.
“As we all know, we are not in the best conditions at the moment back at home, but we are doing what we have to do, we are doing our job, working hard to achieve our goals.
“I never made any loud and bright speeches. All I did is I just work hard in my training camp in my gym, that’s what I’m gonna do until the fight.
“And then I will enter the ring and I will make you happy with my boxing, thank you.”
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