Fury places £1,000 bet on Martin to KO Joshua

Tyson Fury

HBO

Tyson Fury has announced that he’s placed a £1,000 wager on IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin knocking out Anthony Joshua in their world title battle on Saturday night.

The current WBO, WBA and IBO king has predicted a tough night for Joshua since the fight was announced earlier this year and has now put his money where his mouth is.

Odds on a Martin KO have varied, although a price of around 9/2 against is the average, with Fury on course to bank around £5,500 should the American succeed in halting the 2012 Olympic gold medallist at the O2 Arena.

Earlier in the day, Fury backed the winner in the Grand National at Aintree placing £20 on the aptly-named ‘Rule the World’ at odds of 33/1.