Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua would be the biggest fight in British boxing history, and we could now get it before the end of 2022.
The pair had been set to lock horns in Saudi Arabia on Saturday August 14, 2021 with an immediate rematch already planned. That grand plan was scuppered though when Deontay Wilder won an arbitration ruling to force a trilogy fight with Fury instead.
Much water has passed under the bridge since then – notably back-to-back losses for Joshua as he first lost his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk and then failed to regain them in a rematch.
Fury meanwhile has continued to cement his position as the best fighter in boxing’s marquee weight class – stopping both Wilder and fellow Brit Dillian Whyte in emphatic fashion.
Now though, in the most unexpected circumstances, that Fury vs Joshua clash is back on the agenda. Fury offered AJ a shot at his WBC and lineal heavyweight titles later this year, rather than wait for a Usyk unification in 2023.
Talks have been positive and Joshua has now “agreed to all terms offered” for a blockbusting all-British showdown in the UK on Saturday December 3.
Fury vs Joshua latest UK odds
As already detailed, the odds for this huge matchup have changed often in the last four years. In the summer of 2018 Fury remember 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 firm favourite for the fight the whole of Britain cannot wait to see.
Latest Fury vs Joshua odds in the UK are:
- Bet365: 2/9 Fury, 3/1 Joshua
- Sky Bet: 1/3 Fury, 9/4 Joshua, 20/1 Draw
- Paddy Power: 3/10 Fury, 5/2 Joshua, 20/1 Draw
- William Hill: 2/7 Fury, 5/2 Joshua, 20/1 Draw
- Betfair: 3/10 Fury, 5/2 Joshua, 20/1 Draw
- BetVictor: 1/4 Fury, 11/4 Joshua, 20/1 Draw
- Coral: 2/7 Fury, 11/4 Joshua, 16/1 Draw
NB: Odds correct on September 13, 2022
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:
- DraftKings: -400 Fury, +290 Joshua
- FanDuel: -310 Fury, +250 Joshua, +2000 Draw
- Bet365: -450 Fury, +300 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 firm 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?
For a long time the answer looked like a hard ‘no’, but that all changed in the last few days.
Fury’s offer, and Joshua’s willingness to accept, means we now appear to be on the brink of an all-British megafight.
As boxing fans we are sceptics by nature, but even we are growing more hopeful by the hour.