Tyson Fury Opens as Favourite Over Anthony Joshua

Published on February 23rd, 2020 6:07 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The King provides odds for the potential heavyweight boxing showdown. Tyson Fury ended his rivalry against Deontay Wilder in epic fashion on Saturday night, as the British Heavyweight giant took apart the champion and won via 7th round KO.

Fury looked absolutely phenomenal on the evening, as Wilder wasn't able to muster any sort of offence against the British pugilist.

Deontay Wilder has a rematch clause in his contract, though his management team may tell him to take some time to regroup following the one-sided beatdown in Vegas.


Fury's win on Saturday night sets up an obvious showdown against Anthony Joshua.

While Fury vs Joshua may not break records in the United States, the fight will be absolutely massive in Europe, especially in the United Kingdom.

As mentioned, Fury looks amazing against Wilder, as he bobbed and weaved and jabbed his way to a decisive victory. With the weight that he added, Fury was able to landed the decisive knockout blow as well.

Anthony Joshua regained his Heavyweight title against Andy Ruiz a few months back, though his aura of invincibility has certainly been pierced. A dominant Heavyweight champion should have easily disposed of Ruiz in the first place, though Joshua suffered an embarrassing loss before winning the second fight.


Fury vs Joshua likely happens at the end of 2020 or in early 2021. Will it take place in Europe (Wembley Stadium) or in Las Vegas? Given Fury's contract with ESPN, the fight will likely take place in the United States, though not hosting the event in the United Kingdom seems a shame.


With all of that being said, what are the odds for a showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua?

Here are the current betting odds for this potential clash, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: February 23rd, 2020 6:03 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Tyson Fury, 1.50
Anthony Joshua, 2.50

As you can see, Fury is the clear favourite to win this tilt. He has all of the confidence in the world right now, while Joshua still has to be feeling unsure of himself after getting knocked out by Ruiz.

The only thing that could seemingly stop this fight from taking place next? Wilder enacting his immediate rematch clause in his contract.

Edit: Deontay Wilder has indicated that it is his intention to activate his immediate rematch clause, which means that Joshua vs Fury will have to wait, likely until 2021.

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