Boxing Betting Preview: Anthony Joshua can KO Wladimir Klitschko and graduate to top level at Wembley StadiumPublished April 24, 2017
Recommended Bet: Anthony Joshua to win by KO/TKO at 4/5 (1.80) with Betfair Sportsbook
90,000 boxing fans will pack their way into Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night for a truly mouth-watering card of world class boxing action.
Anthony Joshua bids to defeat the great heavyweight Wladimir Klitschko in the main event. In the boxing betting odds, 27 year-old Joshua is a general 2/5 (1.40) favourite with the bookmakers to win the fight, with Klitschko the 15/8 (2.88) underdog.
To get the particulars out of the way, Anthony Joshua will be defending his IBF Heavyweight title, with vacant IBO and WBA titles also on the line for this eagerly anticipated match up.
But Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko is about more than belts and titles, this is about the potential for a changing of the guard in world heavyweight boxing.
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When Tyson Fury defeated Klitschko in November 2015, it became clear that the 40-year old is now not the omnipotent force of old. What Fury brought in terms of footwork, jab work and technical ability against the former champion, Anthony Joshua will bring power, belief and more than a touch of proven pedigree from his amateur days.
Joshua has long been considered the future of the heavyweight division but is yet to be fully tested. Many people in the game think Anthony Joshua is vulnerable to a KO and Klitschko will certainly put that theory to the test on Saturday night, and ‘AJ’ is probably a lot easier to hit than Tyson Fury.
However, this is Joshua’s moment. Coach Rob McCracken will have laid out a game plan to negate the counter punch of the Ukrainian and Joshua will surely find the openings to catch his challenger.
It seems crazy to suggest Wladimir Klitschko will be knocked out, but that’s what Anthony Joshua does for a living and he can bring the house down at Wembley with a famous win.
The card will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office and is a ‘Pay Per View’ event, but with a quality card of world class boxing, it is very much an unmissable night for all sports fans.