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World title beckons for Anthony Joshua

WBN 16/02/2016

Anthony Joshua is one of British boxing’s brightest young talents and many believe that he is destined to eventually become the heavyweight champion of the world. So far in his career, Joshua has won all 15 of his fights by knockout but came under pressure during his most recent fight against old foe Dillian Whyte.

Although Joshua responded well and controlled the majority of the fight, he is still a long way away from the summit of the sport. As of February 2016, Tyson Fury remains the best boxer in British boxing and Betway price Joshua at 10/11 to beat Fury if they fight for the title in the future. After all, Joshua is the superior talent but Fury has the guts – it would certainly make for a brilliant battle between two of the very best fighters in the business.

In 2016, Joshua should focus all of his efforts on building up his resume. Rumours are suggesting that he might fight David Haye later in 2016 and while that might not be a terrible idea, it’s certainly risky. In that fight, Haye has nothing to lose. Most people will be expecting Joshua to destroy him but the veteran, who announced his comeback last year, will be looking to land some blows and test Joshua out. After all, a Haye victory would be huge for his career and that is why the 35-year-old is so keen to arrange a bout.

If Joshua does fight Haye, he simply cannot lose. A loss on his record to some ‘has-been’ would be devastating for his future in the sport. Joshua is a sensational talent but he’s far from the complete package – it’s just hard to look at this proposed fight with any real interest. If it goes as expected, Joshua will win in the first four rounds. Anything less and it’s concerning for both Joshua and British boxing as a whole.

Throughout the year, you can keep up with the latest boxing news and odds via Betway’s betting site. Joshua may not end up fighting Haye but if he does, most online bookmakers will cover the fight. In fact, Betway let you place a bet on “possible bouts” and Joshua is an early market leader at 4/7 from this online betting site. It would take a brave man to back against him but he showed enough weakness during the Whyte fight to avoid him at such short odds.

So, Joshua WILL win the World Heavyweight title at some point? And can he do it against Charles Martin on April 9 this year? Betway think it’s inevitable at 1/8.

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