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BetStars Boxing Preview: Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko
Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko go toe-to-toe at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday night and it looks set to be a tremendous occasion for boxing fans around the world. Joshua is yet to be tested and is unbeaten in 19 professional bouts and meets Klitschko who has contested 63 professional bouts in an illustrious career and has dominated the heavyweight division for more than a decade.
Wladimir Klitschko to win @ 15/8
BetStars boxing expert Justin Reilly said: “Betting turnover on the fight is set to be frantic and from a value perspective the only real bet in the outright fight winner market looks to be Klitschko at 15/8 with Joshua priced conservatively at 40/85 considering his brief career to date. The prices could come a bit closer together as the week goes on and punters latch on to the proven class of Klitschko.”
Fight to go the distance @ 2/1
“Both fighters possess huge KO power, however Klitschko has proven he has what it takes to win at this level over a long period of time whilst Joshua has it all to prove. Joshua has stated that he intends to go for the KO, whilst Klitschko has been a bit more reserved in his predictions. I think the fight will be a tactical one in which a KO/stoppage looks quite unlikely. The fight to go the distance is priced at 2/1,” said BetStars boxing expert Justin Reilly.
Anthony Joshua to win in rounds 4-6 @ 7/2
“Again from a value perspective, the round betting/round group betting markets are where we will see most of our turnover as customers can avail of a juicier price to keep them interested,” said BetStars boxing expert Justin Reilly. “Joshua to win in rounds 4-6 (7/2) and 7-9 (9/2) will be popular as punters expect him to find his feet early, then look for the KO in the middle rounds, however, Klitschko’s experience and ring craft will not be easy to overcome.”
Wladimir Klitschko by decision/technical decision 1pt win @ 7/1
“Joshua has the potential to win this fight easily and his followers expect him to beat Klitschko on his way to dominating the heavyweight division for many years to come,” said BetStars boxing expert Justin Reilly. “With this in mind, the market looks to have somewhat underestimated Klitschko’s pure ability, experience and resolution at this level. I expect the judges to be called upon after 12 rounds, with Klitschko just having too much for Joshua on this occasion. Wladimir Klitschko to win by decision/technical decision 1pt win is available at 7/1.”