Andrew Wilson | Thu 18/03/2021 - 07:48 EDT

Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury Betting Predictions

Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury Betting Predictions
Finally, after months of negotiations, the biggest fights of the year are announced – with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury aiming for the first bout in June or July. Find our early thoughts and betting picks on the fight here!

Two of the best and biggest names – Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua – in the boxing world have finally come to terms on a two-fight deal. There is a lot to digest leading up to the first fight – but with details emerging and some trash talk already – it is not too early to check out boxing odds and make some early Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury betting predictions.  

Anthony Joshua Stats and Info

  • Record of 24-1-0
  • 22 wins by knockout, two wins by decision
  • Only lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June 2019 (won the rematch six months later)
  • Currently holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles
  • Listed at 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
  • Reach of 82 inches (208 cm)
  • Will be 31 years old if the first fight is in June or July

Tyson Fury Stats and Info

  • Record of 31-0-1
  • 21 wins by knockout, nine wins by decision
  • The draw came against Deontay Wilder in December 2018 (won rematch against Wilder in February 2020)
  • Currently holds the WBC, The Ring Magazine, and Lineal heavyweight titles
  • Listed at 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
  • Reach of 85 inches (216 cm)
  • Will be 32 years old if the first fight is in June or July

Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury Fight Details

Finally, after months of negotiations, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have agreed to a two-fight contract to unify the heavyweight boxing titles. While the deal was only announced on March 15 – Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury odds are already open for betting.

The date and location of the first fight are not yet finalized and need to be in the month following the contract for the first bout to happen in June or July. If they can come to terms in the next month – the first fight will take place in either June or July, with the rematch penciled in for either November or December.

Many locations are vying for the first fight – but most believe the first fight will take place in Saudi Arabia (where Joshua fought Ruiz Jr. in the rematch) or in another Middle Eastern locale such as Dubai. The site of the second fight is up in the air – but as countries relax travel restrictions and increase attendance, there are sure to be plenty of lucrative offers.

Early Joshua vs. Fury Fight Predictions

Fighter 1Sports InteractionSports InteractionSports InteractionFighter 2
Tyson Fury1.4723.00 (Draw)2.51Anthony Joshua

With Fury v Joshua odds open for betting (although you will only find odds on the winner this far away from the event), you can already get in on the action. This fight is sure to draw plenty of action in the lead-up as it is the first heavyweight title bout to unify the heavyweight belts since Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis back in 1999.

Tyson Fury, whose reach and experience has him opening as the favourite on Joshua v Fury odds – but judging by what he has been saying around the time of the fight announcement, betting on Anthony Joshua is the smart money right now.

Fury has come out saying he has spent the last few months consuming up to 12 pints per day and recently stopped training for the fight against Joshua. He has also recently stated that he could train with binmen (garbagemen) for only a few weeks to fight bums. While his comment was not directed at Anthony Joshua, it did come out just a few days before they signed the deal – suggesting he does not respect Joshua the way he respected Deontay Wilder.

Those types of remarks – even if they are not meant for Joshua or are meant to play mind games – are a dangerous way to start the buildup to the fight as it will undoubtedly give Joshua – who oozes talent in the ring – extra motivation.

Joshua has excellent stamina and endurance – something that he could use heavily to his advantage if Fury is not in the shape he was for the Wilder fight.

Joshua’s only loss also came as a heavy favourite over Ruiz Jr. – and many believe he simply overlooked his opponent in the loss. In the rematch, Joshua returned to form and dominated Ruiz Jr. in the fight. Joshua will not overlook Fury. He should also look to the Wilder-Fury fights to see how Fury figured him out in the rematch and train accordingly.

It will be interesting to follow the lead-up to this fight. As more we get more information, see more training videos and hear more trash talk – we are sure to see the pendulum swing (and the odds move). Still, with three months (or more) before the two fighters enter the ring, we are going with Anthony Joshua to become the unified, undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Pick: Anthony Joshua () to Win the Fight

Best Online Sportsbooks to Bet on Fury vs. Joshua

Bettors should only use the best online sportsbooks for the biggest fight of the year. The sites we list below offer the best betting experiences and best odds available on Joshua v Fury – plus other huge upcoming boxing events.

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