With an agreement in principle in place, we could see the fight we have all been waiting for in 2021 and now is the right time to bring you our Joshua vs Fury betting tips. The date, 14 August 2021, and venue in Saudi Arabia for the contest are yet to be confirmed but it is believed a two-fight deal was agreed between the two men earlier this year, which is exciting news for boxing fans. At the time of writing, the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury favourite is the latter, at 1.53, while the former is the underdog, priced at over 2.50.
1. Joshua vs Fury Preview
In normal circumstances, you would expect a big all-British fight to determine the undisputed world heavyweight champion to take place on British soil, with a huge crowd. However, that may not be able to happen depending on the date of the fight and alternative venues have been discussed. At the moment of writing, Saudi Arabia is the most probably the country where the fight will take place, however it may change.
Many fans believe this will be the biggest British heavyweight fight since Lennox Lewis met Frank Bruno in 1993. Talking about the potential fight, promoter Eddie Hearn said it was fair to say that, in principle, both guys have agreed to that fight and there was a lot to overcome in the meantime. He added they were moving in the right direction and he was confident that both guys had given their blessing for the fight to go ahead.
So, with that in mind, let’s take a closer look at both men in our Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight preview and bring you the latest Joshua vs Fury odds.
2. The Favourite in Joshua vs Fury Fight
We begin our Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight predictions by taking a look at the bookies favourite. Many boxing predictions for Fury vs Joshua have the former as the favourite to win the fight and that is backed up with odds at Bet365.
Fury’s most recent fight came against Deontay Wilder in February 2020 and it did not take long for the Gypsy King to floor his opponent, doing so in the third round. Wilder was sent to the canvas again in the fifth round and with blood flowing from the mouth and ear, Wilder’s corner threw in the towel.
That result means Fury remains undefeated in his professional career with the only blip being a controversial draw in the first meeting with Wilder. Fury always looked in control in the second fight and took the centre of the ring, using his long jabs and landing heavy shots. It is understandable, based on his recent performance, why the betting picks for Fury vs Joshua are favouring the WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion.
Continue below as we move on to the Fury vs Joshua outsider.
3. Joshua vs Fury - The Outsider
If this fight had been scheduled for 2019, Joshua could easily have come into the contest as the favourite. At the time, he held the WBO, WBA and IBF titles and was looking unbeatable in the ring. The boxing tips for Joshua vs Fury fight may have looked a lot different back then but things have changed and so have the Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury fight predictions.
Joshua was stopped in his USA debut by Andy Ruiz although he did get revenge in the rematch in December 2019, winning by unanimous decision after 12 rounds.
Joshua’s most recent fight came in December 2020 against Kubrat Pulev of Bulgaria. It was a mostly one sided contest and Joshua came out on top, stopping the fight in the ninth round.
Despite being the Fury vs Joshua outsider, the current WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight title holder will be feeling good about his chances of success.
4. Odds for Joshua vs Fury
If Joshua is to come out on top, he may have to do his best work in the early rounds. He has 16 knockouts in the first three rounds of fights, with 76% of his matches ending in the first quarter. You can get a nice price with William Hill for Joshua to win between rounds 1 and 6.
The stats show Fury tends to enjoy a more drawn out fight and is more likely to drag the contest out for the win. So, when predicting who will win Fury vs Joshua fight, the Gypsy King to win by decision at attractive odds with Bet365 looks a good bet.
5. Joshua vs Fury Live Streaming
At the time of writing, there is no official word on the online broadcast for Fury vs Joshua. As soon as we have details regarding a Joshua vs Fury live stream we will bring them to you, so please bookmark this page. In the meantime, we recommend you check out the Joshua vs Fury betting tips above and join our recommended online bookmakers for great betting offers.