Despite suggestions that the heavyweight unification bout on 31st March between Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker will be a walkover for Joshua, there has been evidence of plenty of betting on Parker. Indeed, bookmakers offer a wide range of markets for these super fights, so there is a little more to be considered than just the simple victory for either fighter. Here is a guide to everything you need to know about the betting:

The Context of the Fight:

Joshua puts his IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) belts on the line against Parker’s WBO title. Both fighters are unbeaten, with Joshua having a perfect record of 20 fights and 20KOs. Parker’s CV is a little less symmetrical, with six of his 24 wins having been decided by judges’ decision.

How the Betting Markets Have Reacted:

There is an adage in combat sports that rings true for both boxing and MMA: the big favorite gets the big bets and the outsider gets the most bets. It seems to be valid for this fight with reports of lots of small bets being placed on Parker. You would expect more large sums to be placed on Joshua as we get closer to the fight date. Markets are shifting fast, so you can check out the most up to date betting odds and predictions for Joshua vs. Parker, which also offers links to free bets and bookmakers’ promotions.

Fight Winner Odds:

You can get odds of 1/10 for Joshua to win by any method, a price that would probably only tempt serious big-money punters. Parker is available around 6/1, with some bookmakers going as high as 13/2. The draw, which would trigger a rematch, is given odds of 40/1.

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