Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua later this year will be the biggest fight in British boxing history, and the betting odds will provide a fascinating sub-plot.
It is expected contracts will be signed in the coming days for a fight which will take place in June. The venue will likely be outside the UK, with the Middle East the favourite.
On the line will be all of the world heavyweight titles (WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO). And the winner will be the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
Less than two years ago, Joshua (now 24-1) would have been a clear favourite for what was then a notional matchup. But his shock defeat by Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, and Fury’s subsequent destruction of Deontay Wilder in 2020, have changed all that.
The odds are still close, and Fury vs Joshua is expected to be a huge betting event as well as a box-office smash.
Just about everybody has an opinion on this all-British superfight, and only some of them can be right.
Fury vs Joshua latest UK odds
As already detailed, the odds have changed in the last two years for this huge matchup. In the summer of 2018 Fury was just embarking on a comeback after ballooning to 28 stone in weight, and coming close to suicide due to mental health issues.
Joshua meanwhile was still unbeaten and carrying all before him. But the whole tone changed in the year that was to follow.
First Fury (now 30-0-1), on the back of two tune-up fights, claimed a highly creditable draw against feared heavyweight king Wilder in December 2018. Then Joshua was shocked by 30/1 underdog Ruiz Jr in New York in June 2019.
Fury’s demolition of Wilder – handing ‘The Bronze Bomber (now 42-1-1) his first ever professional defeat – in their February 2020 rematch completed the turnaround. Now it is Fury who is the market leader for the fight the whole of Britain cannot wait to see.
Latest Fury vs Joshua odds in the UK are:
- Bet365: 8/15 Fury, 11/8 Joshua
- Sky Bet: 8/15 Fury, 11/8 Joshua, 22/1 Draw
- Paddy Power: 4/7 Fury, 11/8 Joshua, 22/1 Draw
- William Hill: 4/7 Fury, 11/8 Joshua, 18/1 Draw
- Betfair: 4/7 Fury, 11/8 Joshua, 22/1 Draw
- BetVictor: 8/15 Fury, 6/4 Joshua, 22/1 Draw
- Betway: 4/9 Fury, 7/4 Joshua, 22/1 Draw
The odds on Joshua have shrunk just a little on the back of his knockout of Kubrat Pulev in London in December 2020.
Fury vs Joshua latest U.S. odds
Betting on sports in the United States has been allowed since the Supreme Court struck down PASPA (a law that prohibited betting outside of Nevada) in 2018. Since then states can decide to open up for sports betting, or not.
Many have, and there are a number of sportsbooks offering Fury vs Joshua odds:
- Bet365: -188 Fury, +138 Joshua
- FOX Bet: -200 Fury, +160 Joshua, +2500 Draw
- PointsBet: –250 Fury, +175 Joshua
- BetAmerica: -190 Fury, +135 Joshua
- Resorts: -190 Fury, +135 Joshua
Understanding U.S. odds: You’ll notice that the fighters have either a minus or plus before their odds. This means:
- If Fury is -190, it means you win $100 for every $190 you bet
- If Joshua is +135, it means you win $135 for every $100 you bet
How to bet on Fury vs Joshua
The easiest way to bet on Fury vs Joshua is online. Major bookmakers have mobile apps and websites which make it easy.
The process is pretty simple to follow:
- Choose the bookmaker you want to open an account with
- Visit the website or download the app
- Register for an account
- Deposit funds in your account
- Now you are ready to bet
You should check out all the best offers and promotions before the fight before you decide on an option. Many bookmakers will try to outdo each other with special offers which almost seem too good to be true.
Many of these offers quote amazing prices, and while they are legit, often the stake allowed is quite low.
Is Fury better than Joshua?
The odds suggest so as Fury is the favourite, and the majority of boxing experts out there expect ‘The Gypsy King’ to prevail against Joshua.
The subject of their records is hotly debated. Joshua’s record includes a host of wins against top heavyweights, including that famous defeat of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in 2017.
However, Fury fans point to their man’s convincing points win over a much younger Klitschko and that destruction of Wilder to state their case that his record is superior.
The close nature of the odds and the matchup just add to the excitement. It promises to be an incredible event – one which Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says is “a 1966 moment”. He was of course referring back to England lifting the football World Cup some 55 years ago.
Will Joshua ever fight Fury?
Despite claims from the Fury camp that AJ wants no part of a Fury fight, it appears they are wrong.
AJ is bang up for the bout according to Hearn, and desperate to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion. It is a stated career goal for him. He already owns the IBF, WBA and WBO belts – now he just needs Fury’s WBC strap.
Either way, once contracts are finally signed (draft versions have been shared in January 2021) we will find out for sure.