Boxing: Anthony Joshua to Take on Charles Martin for the World TitlePublished April 1, 2016 by Florin P
Unbeaten Anthony Joshua goes for 16th win in front of English fans on April 9.
One of the most anticipated boxing matches of the year pits Anthony Joshua against Charles Martin at the O2 Arena in London, on Saturday April 9. Anthony has the advantage of playing in front of his own fans, but Charles appears to be the more experienced boxer.
That’s why the bookmakers are frequently changing their odds, while punters do their best to lock in on top value. bet365 Sports, 888 Sport and Real Deal Bet Sports offer ample coverage to this event and they expect lots of bets to be placed on this match. Boxing fans can also bet after the game has started and take advantage of the changes that occur in real-time.
Anthony Joshua Starts as Clear Favorite
As far as bookmakers are concerned, the local favorite Anthony Joshua has the best chance at prevailing and the odds rarely exceed 2/10. He has won all 15 games so far and the most impressive part is that he managed to win all of them by KO. Despite being only 26 years old, he had his fair share of difficult matches and won the gold medal at the Olympics.
Heavyweight champion Charles Martin won’t go down without a fight and he is the more experienced athlete, with 24 games so far. He was defeated just once and out of the 23 victories, 21 were KOs, so the odds of 6/1 offered by some of the aforementioned bookies are simply irresistible. The fact that he plays on the road means that he is motivated to win in less than 12 rounds, to avoid a jury verdict.
High Probability for a KO Victory
The last time the boxing world was so enthusiastic about an upcoming match was last year when Manny Paquaio took on Floyd Mayweather. The match between Klitschko and Fury falls into the same category and on both occasions the winner was decided by unanimous decision. This time, the boxing style of the two boxers leads to a high probability for the match to be decided after a KO.