What the bookies are saying for Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua is the heavy favourite to win his fight with Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Bookies Grosvenor Sport has put Joshua down at 4/11 favourite while Usyk is 11/5 and a draw is 20/1.

The two-time heavyweight champion will put his three belts on the line as he looks to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO belts.

At the weigh-in, Joshua came in at 240lbs while the Ukrainian came in at just over 221lbs – almost 19lbs heavier. This would put Joshua heavier than his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr but slightly lighter than his last fight against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev.

Both Usyk and Joshua won gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games with the Ukranian winning the heavyweight division while Joshua won in the super-heavyweight.

Usyk went professional in 2013 but instead entered as a cruiserweight where he went on to win the WBO, IBF and WBA belts before retaining his belts against Tony Bellew before making the move to heavyweight.

Since then, Usyk has only fought two fights in the same division as Joshua – beating American Chazz Witherspoon by corner retirement and Derek Chisora last year for the WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title.

Now, despite some sectors of the boxing world doubting the Ukrainians ability in this division, he faces Joshua who is still looking for the lucrative fight with Tyson Fury but has to overcome this hurdle first.

Here are the odds from Grosvenor Sports.


  • Joshua to win by KO, TKO or DQ – Evens

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Bout odds

  • Anthony Joshua – 4/11
  • Draw – 20/1
  • Oleksandr Usyk – 11/5

Total Rounds

  • Over 9.5 rounds – 7/10
  • Under 9.5 rounds – 21/20

To go the distance

  • Yes – 23/20
  • No – 13/20

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