Joshua vs Usyk 2 Betting Odds and preview for this boxing Heavyweight unification title fight.
On Sunday, June 19 it was officially announced that a rematch that we’ve been expecting for a long while is finally happening.
Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua 2 will be fighting for the heavyweight crown that includes the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles on August 20 in Saudi Arabia.
This is a bout that was forcefully delayed due to the Ukrainian War as Usyk enlisted in the Kyiv territorial Defense unit to fight for his homeland.
But everything has been cleared now and the fight is a go.
Now we will have the chance to see if Usyk is a legitimate Heavyweight belt holder. Or if Joshua simply underestimated Usyk and has made the precise adjustments to reclaim his titles.
This is revenge or repeat, and the full world is ready to watch!
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Betting Odds
Here are the Joshua vs Usyk 2 Betting Odds, brought to you by YouWager.lv:
According to these numbers, oddsmakers definitely believe that Usky’s victory at their first fight in September was no fluke at all.
And that is precisely why the Ukrainian fighter is the favorite with -240 odds.
According to round betting odds, Usyk can win this fight if it goes the distance.
Joshua is likely to come out firing and prepared to finish the fight early as that is probably his best chance of defeating Usyk.
That’s because the longer the bout goes, the more dangerous Usyk will turn, allowing him to finish a tired Joshua.
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Betting: Fight Preview
Usyk is 19-0 in his pro career, including 13 wins by KO, while Joshua is 24-2, including the loss to Usyk back in September, which cost him his titles.
Usyk prevented Joshua to land any of his big clubbing shots and defeated him by unanimous decision in the first fight.
Previous to that bout, Joshua was the favorite, due to his respected pedigree in his division.
His favoritism also included the fact that he is taller than Usyk. And the Ukrainian was fighting arguably the top heavyweight fighter in the globe, alongside Tyson Fury.
This bout is totally different than the first one as Usyk is now the betting favorite to keep his titles.
If Joshua wants to prove that he deserves to get those titles back, he will be required to perform as well as he did back when he defeated the likes of Alexander Povetkin, Dillian Whyte, Wladimir Klitschko, and Charles Martin.
Usyk has proven that he is a smart and skilled fighter. So the task ahead won’t definitely be easy for the Watford, England native.
On fighting Joshua for a second time, Usyk mentioned that “I have a goal, with the help of the Lord I will complete my mission!”
Joshua added “I won the belt, unified the division won another belt, lost the belts, became two-time unified heavyweight champion. And now have my date with history set to become three-time unified heavyweight champion of the world. What an opportunity.”
Winner to Fight Tyson Fury
Let’s not forget that Tyson Fury has been active lately. He defeated Dillian Whyte on April 23, allowing him to keep his WBC crown.
Fury announced that he won’t be fighting for too long, and said he will be retiring from boxing.
But before he goes, Fury wants to fight the winner of the bout between Usyk and Joshua.
And, if this indeed happens, this will probably be the best unification fight we’ve had the opportunity to watch as boxing fans.
So, can Anthony Joshua as the underdog of this fight prove that he is the real Heavyweight champ?
Or will Usyk let Joshua and the world know that his first victory what no coincidence?
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