Pulev is a short price to be Joshua’s most likely next opponent
A new name has emerged as world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s next potential opponent.
Reacting to the shock retirement of Wladimir Klitschko, we go 6/4 that IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev will be confirmed as AJ’s following assignment.
Joshua and Klitschko had been set to meet in a rematch in Las Vegas later this year. However, with the Ukrainian calling time on his illustrious career it appears that the 36-year-old Bulgarian will get his shot.
Another dust-up with Dillian Whyte is priced at 9/1 while perhaps not too surprisingly it’s a long shot at 50/1 apiece Tony Bellew or David Haye fancy their luck with AJ.
Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “With the Klitschko rematch cancelled all fingers are firmly pointing towards AJ facing the Bulgarian heavyweight Pulev next.”
Ladbrokes Latest Betting :
Anthony Joshua next opponent
Kubrat Pulev – 6/4
Luis Ortiz – 5/1
Deontay Wilder – 7/1
Dillian Whyte – 9/1
Joseph Parker – 14/1
Jarrell Miller – 25/1
Andy Ruiz – 33/1
Shannon Briggs – 33/1
Tony Bellew – 50/1
David Haye – 50/1
Andre Ward – 100/1
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