22
Aug
2019

Best Bets For Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s Next Fights

Ringside 28/05/2019
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Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury return to action in June hoping to retain their respective unbeaten records.

Read our guide to the best bets in their upcoming fights.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury return to the ring during June to tackle what many boxing fans are hoping are the next steps towards a blockbuster clash between the pair.

Joshua makes his eagerly-anticipated US debut against Anthony Ruiz Jr in Madison Square Garden on June 1 and is a big favourite to retain his unbeaten record.

Fury takes on German fighter Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas 14 days later and he will be eager to regain the winning thread have drawn his most recent bout.

Read on as we look at some of the best bets for Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury’s next fights.

Joshua aiming to match Wilder’s performance

Joshua still has plenty of questions to answer despite being the current holder of the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight titles.

WBC champion Deontay Wilder’s devastating first round knockout of Dominic Breazeale last weekend was hugely impressive, particularly with Joshua taking seven rounds to dispatch the same opponent back in 2016.

The British star will be under huge pressure to produce something similar against Ruiz, but his recent displays have lacked sparkle.

Joshua hasn’t forced a stoppage in the first half of a fight since his third round knockout of Eric Molina back in December 2016.

With that in mind, Joshua to win in rounds 7-9 at odds of 33/10 could be worth an interest, especially as Ruiz is likely try and make things difficult during the early part of the fight.

Punters planning on wagering on the outcome can check out the NetBet sports betting review at www.onlinesportsbettingsites.uk for even more predictions.

Bookmakers write off Ruiz

Bookies haven’t given Ruiz much of a chance against Joshua, pricing him up at odds of 12/1 to spring a major surprise.

The 29-year-old has a 32-1 record with 21 KOs, with his only defeat coming in his only previous shot at a world title against Joseph Parker during 2016.

He has won three successive fights since then and his patient style could prove troublesome against Joshua.

Ruiz dominated Alexander Dimitrenko in his last fight, securing a fifth-round stoppage win after the German’s corner decided to stop the bout.

Conditioning could be an issue for Ruiz having tipped the scales at 262 pounds in his last contest, his most substantial weight since 2014.

If he can come in at somewhere around 250lbs or below, Ruiz would give himself a much better chance of defeating the reigning champion.

Fury fancied to be too spicy for Schwarz

Fury’s thrilling draw against Wilder back in December highlighted that he is a serious force to be reckoned with in the heavyweight ranks.

He returned to the ring after more than two years of inactivity to challenge for the WBC title and produced a performance that many pundits didn’t think he was capable of.

Fury dominated the early rounds, but two late knockdowns appeared to tip the contest in Wilder’s favour.

With the benefit of hindsight, a draw was probably a fair result and a rematch between the two fighters at some point in the future seems inevitable.

The Gypsy King will certainly be eager to mark his return to action with a dominant performance and he should prove far too classy for Schwarz.

Fury to win in the first three rounds is priced at 5/1 and that appears excellent value against a fighter who looks out of his depth.


Schwarz set for tough night

Schwarz is unbeaten in 24 fights, winning 16 by knockout, but he has never fought anyone with Fury’s ability.

The German is relatively unknown. As are most of the opponents on his record. This step up to world level looks to have come too soon for Schwarz.

The 24-year-old clearly has nothing to lose by taking the fight. Which always makes for a dangerous opponent.

He is strong and appears to have a good chin. But he has rarely been tested by any of his opponents during his professional career to date.

Wilder showed that it is possible to put Fury on the canvas, so Schwarz to win by KO, TKO or disqualification at odds of 21/1 might be worth a small interest for punters who fancy a shock result.

However, it would be a major surprise if Fury were to lose this fight as he targets bigger paydays against Joshua and Wilder further down the line.

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