Boxing Betting Speculation on Klitschko vs Joshua

Posted by Mila Anderson on August 12, 2015 in

The World Heavyweight Championship Fight between 39-year old veteran Wladimir Klitschko and 25-year promising young star Anthony Joshua is something that has been highly anticipated by many boxing lovers across the globe. Unfortunately, the fight has mostly been taking place on paper, with no actual fight date being set for the blockbuster clash.

Joshua, an unbeaten British heavyweight with a record of 13-0 (all of the wins being KOs), calls himself the new heavyweight king and wants to be crowned as the new World heavyweight champ. Conversely, Klitschko, who is the reigning Heavyweight World Champion with a (64-3, 53 KOs) record, believes that he is still the man to face if Joshua wants to make his way to the heavyweight championship. Will it be possible for the duo to come face to face in the battle ring anytime soon for a hot bout in the boxing betting lines? Below is a succinct look at the chances of the fight happening in the near future.

Boxing Betting Speculation on Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua

What Would Be the Predicted Fight Odds?

Both boxers have a long way to go before they could meet for a competitive fight. The foremost aspect of the game is to focus on the next fight because it determines the next opponent in the sport and the level of competition for the championships. For Joshua, the year has been kind enough for him thus far. Most recently, he recorded a convincing win in his last fight in May, beating Kevin Johnson with a second-round stoppage. Using hard body jabs, Joshua weakened his opponent and ended up knocking out Johnson, who had not been stopped in his previous 36 fights. Following that superb victory, Joshua is scheduled to fight for the Commonwealth Heavyweight title against unbeaten second-tier fighter Gary Cornish (21-0 12 KOs) on September 12 at the 02 Arena in London.

Tactically, it is worth noting that, Even though Joshua, the WBC International heavyweight champion, is good when opponents run to the ropes and cover up in a fetal position, he has struggled when they stay in the center of the ring. This was evident during his Olympic battles in 2002, which he controversially won against Erik Pfeifer of Germany in the semis. Joshua will thus have to prove his worth before becoming a big star in the future against the fighters like Alexander Povetkin, Lucas Browne and Carlos Takam before fulfilling his dream of booking a fight against Klitschko, for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Meanwhile, early last year, Joshua and Klitschko sparred as, Wladimir was getting ready to defend his title, against the unbeaten Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, on 15 November for the IBF title in Hamburg. Unfortunately, Klitschko was injured during the training camp, and was not able to continue sparring with Joshua for the full camp to sum up whether he is good or not. But as proof that Klitschko was still the real deal, he faced undefeated American heavyweight Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden in April this Year to defend his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and the Ring Heavyweight titles, which he did in convincing fashion.

For now, Klitschko has his focus on Tyson Fury (No.1 WBO), with the pair scheduled to meet in Dusseldorf in October 24, before booking a fight with Deontay Wilder for WBC title in 2016. And on top of that, Klitschko is hoping to give it his all in the coming fights in order to have a chance of capturing Deontay Wilder’s coveted WBC heavyweight title.

Evidently, both boxers have their hands literally full right now with the upcoming fights. Joshua particularly needs to improve in his upcoming fights (probably taking down a good number of big-name heavyweights) before he can eventually fight the proven Klitschko, the reigning heavyweight champion. If Joshua continues to sweep his opponents like he’s been doing, it will not take long for him to reach the top for a chance against the Ukrainian assassin. At the moment, though, there is no specific timeline for this fight, with Joshua needing to reach the peak of the sport while he hopes that Klitschko will remain put at the summit when he gets there.