Joshua - Wallin: bookmakers named the favorite of the championship fight
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) is considered a clear favorite to fight Swede Otto Wallin (26-1-0-1, 14 KOs). The super show featuring the British boxer and American Deontay Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) will take place on December 23 in Saudi Arabia.
Analysts have already decided on the opponents' chances. Bets on Joshua's victory are accepted at odds of 1.35. The night is estimated at 17.00. And the odds on Wallin's success reach 4.00.
At the same time, bookmakers are not at all sure that Joshua will be able to end the fight early. The index of 1.57 is offered on the fact that the fight will go the whole distance of 12 rounds. If one of the boxers wins, it will increase the bet by 2.30 times. And if the fight ends before the middle of it, you can multiply your funds by 6.5 times.
The intercontinental championship belt according to the World Boxing Association (WBA), which is held by a representative of Sweden, will be at stake. Wallin suffered his only defeat in 2019 against Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs).
Earlier, London announced the date of the British boxer's fight with Oleksandr Usik (21-0, 14 KOs), which was originally scheduled for December 23. Interestingly, the boxers almost fought during a duel of the eyes. In addition, the Ukrainian admitted how the rescheduling of the fight affected him. Oleksandr also made a number of compliments to his British opponent.
Our compatriot urged journalists not to ask him questions about Tyson. And during the WBC congress in Tashkent, a local media representative touched Usik by asking a question in Ukrainian.
In addition, bookmakers have abruptly changed their quotes for the Usik-Fury fight. In turn, Oleksandr spoke about what he would do after defeating Tyson, who recorded a video message to the Ukrainian with a promise to knock him out by the end of the fourth round.
As OBOZ.UA reported, Oleksandr Usik did not disclose his tactical plan for the fight with Tyson Fury. In addition, the legendary Russian champion Kostia Tszyu gave his forecast for the fight between the Ukrainian and the Briton. The Gypsy King himself admitted that he is not interested in the title of absolute champion.