Indian Punters Keen To Bet On Heavyweight Boxing Bout Between AJ vs. Tyson Fury
Boxing is definitely not as popular as cricket and hockey in India but when a mega heavyweight boxing fight is on the cards, it does spark a lot of excitement amongst combat fans in India. The combat sports market in India is growing at a rapid pace thanks to the popularity UFC Fights in India.
Will AJ vs. Tyson Fury Happen?
Anthony Joshua (AJ) is the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champ who is looking to not only defend his belts against Tyson Fury but also gain Fury’s WBC belt. Boxing fans all over the world cannot weight for this fight to take place as it is being billed as the biggest heavyweight fight in boxing in the history of the sport.
AJ has an impressive record with 25 fights and just 1 loss, 22 of those wins have come by way of KO. The Gypsy King on the other hand has fought 31 times, never lost in his career and has 1 draw to his name. The two British fighters have added spice to this fight with their back and forth in the media.
Eddie Hearn who is AJ’s promoter teased boxing fans earlier this year when he announced that both fighters had come to an agreement and the only thing pending was to finalize a venue and a date. In April 2021, news broke that Saudi Arabia was the frontrunner to host this mega fight as Saudi Arabia was willing to put £150 million in the kitty to secure the rights to this fight.
Hearn confirmed this week that Saudi Arabia will host the fight and that the dates for the fight will either be August 7 or August 14. AJ and Fury are expected to make close to £100 million each for this fight.
However Tyson Fury’s camp said that the Gypsy King is yet to sign the contract as he is not happy with certain terms. Fury wants a bank guarantee to be given to him confirming his prize money before he signs on the dotted line. His promoter also threatened that if a bank guarantee is not provided in the next couple of weeks, Fury will not fight AJ and instead go on to fight another opponent in July in America.
Eddie Hearn remains confident that they will be able to work out all the finer points and this fight will proceed as per plan.
Betting Odds and Predictions: AJ vs. Fury
Bet365 has Tyson Fury as the betting favorite with odds of 1.53 while AJ is the underdog with odds of 2.37. Expect these odds to change as we get close to the fight date as this could end up being a very close fight.
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Fury has predicted that he will KO AJ and will not need 12 rounds to do so. He has said many times before that AJ’s boxing skills are overrated and he wants to expose him. This fight will definitely be the biggest test of AJ’s career and a win over Fury will definitely establish AJ as one of the greatest boxers in the history of the sport.
One thing that could be in favour of AJ is that he has fought in Saudi Arabia recently and knows how to cope with the hot and humid conditions. Fury does not believe this will factor into the fight but we will have to wait and see.
We believe that Tyson Fury will get the better of AJ in this fight and will win by decision.
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