Fury vs Joshua odds: we have a PICK EM FIGHT after AJ blasts Ngannou

Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua would be the biggest fight in British boxing history, and we could now get it before the end of 2024.

Twice now these two-time world heavyweight champions have come close to meeting, but so far it has not happened.

First, in 2021, they signed a two-fight deal with the first set for August, only for Deontay Wilder to win an arbitration ruling and force a trilogy fight vs Fury.

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Then in late 2022 they were in talks again, but again they could not get a deal across the line for a December showdown.

Now, there is once more a route as the Saudis present another grand plan to change the face of heavyweight boxing.

They want the winner of the Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk unification match set for May 18 to lock horns with Joshua after his astonishing demolition of Francis Ngannou on March 8.

So in theory all we need is Fury to emerge victorious over Usyk, and then on to the biggest carrot of all. Fury vs Joshua for the heavyweight championship of the world.

So what do the odds say about that hypothetical superfight? Let’s dive in…

Fury vs Joshua latest 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 34-0-1), 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 his first ever professional defeat – in their February 2020 rematch completed the turnaround. He surged to strong favouritism to win a hypothetical Joshua matchup.

Since then AJ has lost his world titles to Usyk before coming back strong with three impressive wins in 2023. Fury meanwhile has beaten everything put in front of him, but struggled to get past pro boxing novice Ngannou last October.

Fury remains favourite for the fight the whole of Britain cannot wait to see – but the gap between the two men has closed significantly in the last 12 months. In early 2023 Fury was quoted at anything from 2/7 to 2/9, with AJ between 9/4 and 3/1.

Not any more though – a combination of Joshua’s recent wins and Fury labouring to beat Ngannou means we now have what is virtually a pick ’em affair.

UK bookmaker Sky Bet has a wafer-thin difference between Britain’s best heavyweights, with Fury a slight favourite at 8/11 and Joshua 11/10. The draw is a 16/1 chance.

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 – but not as heavily as they did a year ago – 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.

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko uppercut
Joshua’s uppercut against Klitschko provided a highlight-reel moment in April 2017.

However, Fury fans point to their man’s convincing points win over a much younger Klitschko and the wins over 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 if it happens – 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 Fury vs Joshua ever happen?

For a long time the answer looked like a hard ‘no’, but that massive Saudi investment in heavyweight boxing has it looking more likely by the day. We just need Fury to dispose of Usyk.

As boxing fans we are sceptics by nature, but even we are growing more hopeful by the hour.