Boxing odds: Anthony Joshua to defeat Oleksander Usyk in rounds 1-3 NOW 12/1

THE BOOKIES have made Anthony Joshua the overwhelming odds-on favourite for his showdown against Oleksander Usyk.

The British WBA, IBF and WBO champion has a mandatory title defence against the Ukrainian star after his fight against Tyson Fury fell through.

The bout will take place on Saturday in front a 60,000 sell-out crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

Paddy Power have Joshua at odds-on to win at 2/5 while Usyk is a bigger price at 9/4 to cause an upset.

AJ is 5/4 to win via KO/TKO while the Brit is a slightly larger price at 12/5 to win on points.

Paddy Power have many power prices with one of their enhancements being AJ to win in rounds 1-3 being boosted from 10/1 to 12/1.

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – Odds

Power Prices

  • Anthony Joshua to win on points or decision Was 9/4 Now 3/1
  • Oleksandr Usyk to win on Points or Decision Was 4/1 Now 9/2
  • Anthony Joshua to win in rounds 1-3 Was 10/1 Now 12/1
  • Both fighters to be knocked down Was 15/2 Now 10/1

Fight odds

  • Anthony Joshua 2/5
  • Draw 18/1
  • Oleksandr Usyk 9/4

Method of victory

  • Joshua Points or Decision 12/5
  • Anthony Joshua KO/TKO 5/4
  • Usyk Points or Decision 4/1
  • Usyk KO/TKO 15/2

Group round betting

  • Joshua to Win in Round 1 – 3: 10/1
  • Joshua to Win in Round 4 – 6: 11/2
  • Joshua to Win in Round 7 – 9: 5/1
  • Joshua to Win in Round 10 – 12: 13/2
  • Usyk to Win in Round 1 – 3: 35/1
  • Usyk to Win in Round 4 – 6: 22/1
  • Usyk to Win in Round 7 – 9: 20/1
  • Usyk to Win in Round 10 – 12: 22/1

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Ahead of the fight, Joshua said: “The date is set and we are fully locked in.

"September 25, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, I put it all on the line again and it’s time to defend my crown. 

“We are two Olympic gold medallists who have fought our way to the top and never avoided challenges. 

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"The stadium is exceptional, the atmosphere will be electric, I’m honoured to be the first person to fight in such an awe inspiring venue. 

“The stage is set and I am ready to handle business.”

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