All The Betting Ahead of Anthony Joshua Vs Joseph Parker

Anthony Joshua

The first juggernaut boxing bout this year is set to take place on Saturday, March 31, between Anthony Joshua, 28, and Joseph Parker, 26, both of whom are putting their heavyweight world title belts on the line.

Joshua is forwarding his IBF and WBA titles while Parker is defending his WBO belt. The most interesting part of the fight is that it is a winner-takes-it-all regardless of who is putting what on the line.

You can follow the event on several online platforms, such as Pundit Arena’s dedicated combat sports section. The fight takes place at Cardiff’Principality stadium, with a whopping capacity of around 78,000 people.

Joshua has not entered the ring since he managed to defend his titles against Carlos Takam in October of last year. Parker hails from New Zealand and he seems ready to take on the American fighter. He has gone unbeaten in 24 professional fights. Out of these 24 wins, 18 came as a result of a knockout. The winner of this fight will, if the fans have their way, fight undefeated Deontay Wilder from America.

Wilder is the holder of the fourth belt in the heavyweight division, meaning the victor of Joshua-Parker will undoubtedly have their eyes on unifying the entire division. This is going to be a huge fight and you can visit StubHub for the ticket prices and information. If you cannot make it to Cardiff, you
can still follow the events live through Sky Sports box office.

Parker and Joshua have revealed that they will be sparring Frenchman Tony Yoka and American Marlo Moore, respectively, as they brace themselves for the unification fight. The sparring partners are supposed to help the two boxers in terms of sharpness and it will be interesting to see who will do a better job. Both are promising names in the boxing industry; Moore is a 1-0 prospect while Yoka emerged the winner at the 2016 Olympics in the super-heavyweight gold medal.

The match also attracts a lot of betting activities if the number of searches for Joshua vs Parker betting tips are anything to go by. Joshua has an undefeated 20-0 record and a 100% KO rate. He also enjoys superb punching power, a feature which many people are perceiving to be the determining factor in this fight in addition to IQ, speed, and footwork.

Parker has not been defeated in his whole career and for sure he will be unwilling to let that ‘0’ go.
The fighters’ physique is similar and the competition is expected to be quite stiff, although Joshua is the favourite.

You can place a bet on Joshua at 1/5 with William Hill. His recent wins are very impressive relative to Parker’s. Joshua’s win may not be that comfortable but this writer believes it will happen.

Furthermore, the fight is being held on British soil which tends to make one more motivated. The last knockout victory Parker secured was in 2016. Since then his wins have been just by a whisker but the fact that he has not lost any match is still a testimony to his prowess and the threat he poses. You can also place a ½ bet on Sporting Bet on Joshua to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification.

Author: Maurice Gleeson

Irish exile currently residing in Barcelona but stay up to the date with the latest in League of Ireland and the Premier League.