The clash between Wladimir Klitschko vs. Anthony Joshua is one of the biggest fights in boxing in 2017 and betting for the fight figures to be at an extremely high level.
Joshua, the current IBF heavyweight champion, is defending his title against Klitschko, once the sport's long-reigning heavyweight king. The vacant WBA "super" heavyweight title is also on the line.
According to Bovada, Joshua went from a -275 favorite on April 28 to a -260 favorite just hours before the big fight. Klitschko still remains a +200 underdog. For those that are not aware of betting lines, a -260 bet means that a bettor must bet $260 to win back $100 and a +200 bet means that a bettor wins $200 if he bets $100.
Hopping on over to Skybet, Joshua is also a slight favorite at 4/9 odds while Klitschko is sitting as the underdog at 2/1 odds. A draw is potentially the biggest moneymaker for SkyBet bettors as it sits at 33/1 odds. Neither fighter (more than 80 total fights combined) has ever had a draw in their pro career.
Other prop bets for the fight are down below (courtesy of Bovada):
Anthony Joshua win by KO, TKO or DQ: -160
Anthony Joshua win by Decision or Technical Decision: +500
Wladimir Klitschko win by KO, TKO or DQ: +325
Wladimir Klitschko win by Decision or Technical Decision: +550
Draw or Technical Draw: +2800
Fightful will have live coverage of the Showtime live broadcast, which starts at 4:15 p.m. ET, as well as a post-fight podcast immediately after the Showtime telecast ends with Carlos Toro and Steven Muehlhausen.
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