Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko: Where the money’s gone so far
Anthony Joshua will step into Wembley Stadium on Saturday night as the odds-on favourite to serve Wladimir Klitschko his second successive defeat in the ring.
But where has the money gone so far?
Here’s what the punters think ahead of the big fight…
Most popular fighter
It’s no surprise to see the Brit is the most popular of the two fighters in terms of money staked. Currently available at 4/11, punters have been lumping on AJ to win outright over the last few weeks.
In fact, 75% of all stakes so far have been on Joshua.
Interestingly though, Klitschko is just edging it in terms of bets placed. Long story short, the high-rollers are taking advantage of the value in Joshua’s price, while the man on the street thinks the veteran boxer might just cause an upset.
How will the fight be won?
Punters reckon the power in AJ’s punch will be too much for Klitschko to handle, with 75% of all stakes on the method of victory going on Joshua to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification – a remarkable percentage, given that Wlad hasn’t been knocked out since 2004.
That might be because Joshua has never gone all the way in a fight. He’s never needed to.
He’s had 18 bouts and faced 44 rounds, giving him an average of 2.4 rounds-per-bout. So will he be able to last 12 rounds with one of the biggest names in the sport if it comes to it?
If this one was to go the distance, AJ is still more likely to come out on top according to our punters.
Still undecided as to where to put your money? Here’s what our office boxing fanatic makes of Saturday’s fight…
William Geldart – Ladbrokes News Editor
The value is certainly with Klitschko here, although I’m struggling to call this one! He could either school AJ or be put into retirement – it’s that open.
There’s been plenty of hype around Joshua though in the build-up to Saturday’s fight, and I think people have forgotten just how good Dr Steelhammer is.
I actually think this is a lose-lose situation for AJ. If he wins, the response from critics will be that Wlad is past his best and many expected him to win. Unless he lands a spectacular KO, I think he’ll get stick.
An AJ win would set things up nicely for a clash with Tyson Fury – providing that bout can get over the line!
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