Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker Enhanced Odds Betting Offers, 31 March 2018
Anthony Joshua is potentially the biggest star in boxing today. If you want to back the Brit at huge odds for his next fight, against New Zealander Joseph Parker, look no further. We’ve got all the best enhanced odds offers, money back promos and free bets right here for Joshua’s huge heavyweight unification fight against Parker.
Joshua is the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medal winner and has long looked destined for greatness.
He’s started all of his pro fights as the clear favourite and it’s no different here. As usual, Joshua is odds-on to win this one but we can KO such poor odds. We’ve got all of the best enhanced odds offers from the best, most generous, trustworthy boxing betting sites about.
On the other hand, if you prefer a free bet for the big fight, we’ve got loads of those too. All too often Anthony Joshua is such a strong favourite that his odds just to win won’t satisfy the minimum odds requirement.
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Anthony Joshua Enhanced Odds Betting Offers
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The full Ts and Cs of each offer are available at the relevant bookie. Here are the best current offers for Joshua’s next blockbuster bout! We’ll add more promotions as soon as they are available.
- Enhanced odds offers for the Joshua v Parker fight will be posted here in due course…
Joshua v Parker Betting Tips
Joshua versus Parker will take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday 31st March 2018. With Joshua holding the WBA and IBF world heavyweight belts and Parker possessing the WBO version, the winner of this will be in a great position to then face American Deontay Wilder in a bout to unify all the major belts.
We’ll have an in-depth preview of the big fight here in due course, but for now, here are the latest betting odds (correct at the time of publishing):
Joshua Career and Stats
Anthony Joshua was born on the 15th October 1989 in Watford. His parents were born in Nigeria and he spent some of youth there, returning to England to start high school.
A natural sportsman, he could have no doubt succeeded as an athlete, running the 100m in Year Nine in 11.6 seconds. That speed and his great size would no doubt have made him a very handy rugby player, although he was a gifted footballer too.
Joshua only began boxing at the age of 18, joining Finchley ABC in Barnet, where Dereck Chisora also trained. In 2010, after enjoying almost instant success as a boxer, he turned down £50,000 to turn pro.
After more success with GB Boxing he fought in the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships. He was ultimately beaten by Romanian boxer Mihai Nistor but impressed all those who saw him fight.
The same year he made the final of the World Amateur Boxing Championships. Considering what a newcomer to boxing he was, this was a stunning achievement and earned him his place at London 2012.
In what was a truly memorable Olympics, Joshua’s gold in London was just one of many highlights. He only narrowly made it through his first fight, winning 17-16 after a tough draw against the world number four.
Next he fought 2008 silver medallist Zhang Zhilei, whilst in the semi he took on Kazakhstan’s Ivan Dychko, winning 13-11. In the final he came up against Italy’s Roberto Cammarelle.
Things didn’t look good when he lost the opening two rounds but he rallied in the third to tie the fight 18-18. Joshua was then crowned gold medallist and Olympic champ by virtue of the count-back.
In 2013, Joshua, now Anthony Joshua MBE, turned pro, under the management of Barry Hearn’s Matchroom Sport. He made his debut on 5th October 2013 at London’s O2 Arena against Emanuelue Leo. In a portent of things to come, Joshua won by TKO in the first round.
He fought again later that month in Sheffield. This time English boxer Paul Butlin was his opponent and Butlin did brilliantly. Well, he took things to the second round. With such fights exerting Joshua little, he fought again in November against Croatian Hrvoje Kisciek.
Again, this fight lasted just two rounds. Indeed, his first six wins saw AJ fight for less than 19 minutes in total! Critics argued that he was picking opponents that were too weak. However, his coaching and management team insisted that a slow and steady approach was best.
A slightly higher class of rival would soon come, although it would still not satisfy those who wanted to see Joshua fighting for big titles. His eighth win, against German Konstantin Airich, was the first bout where he was extended to a third round, once again winning by KO.
Next up came the WBC International heavyweight title come his way when he beat Denis Bakhtov in the second round. More easy wins followed before Joshua fought Gary Cornish on the 12th September 2015, winning the vacant Commonwealth title by first round TKO.
Later that same year, Joshua fought Dillian Whyte for the vacant British heavyweight title and was pushed harder than many thought he would be. Whyte proved a game and aggressive opponent but eventually Joshua won with a seventh round KO.
Heavyweight Champion of the World
In February 2016 it was announced that the heavyweight division’s most promising boxer would fight for the world title. This was sooner than some of his team thought was ideal but a fight against IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin on 9 April 2016 was set.
Joshua, to the surprise of nobody, won, in the second round. This was a 16th straight win, all inside the distance. Dominic Breazeale then took Joshua to seven rounds, before easily beating Eric Molina in the third.
That fight was a poor substitute for the Joshua v Klitschko that people wanted but that couldn’t quite be manufactured. However, at last, in November 2016, the WBA agreed to sanction the bout everyone wanted.
Joshua Has It All
After a fantastically entertaining victory over Klitschko in April 2017, and then a routine(ish) triumph over Carlos Takam in October 2017, many are suggesting the British boxer certainly appears to have it all.
His combinations are fast and efficient whilst his power is up there with the best. Whilst Tyson Fury has argued that Joshua is more bodybuilder than boxer, there is no doubting his physique.
Joshua is pure muscle and at 6ft 6in is tall enough to fight anyone. For his bout against Molina he weighed 17st 11lb and despite this muscle, his speed is superb. His chin is yet to be truly tested but it has certainly stood up to whatever has managed to hit it to date.
We can’t see a weakness in Anthony Joshua and he looks set for a long stay at the summit of boxing.
- Beat Carlos Takam, TKO in 10th, 28/10/17
- Beat Wladimir Klitschko, TKO in 11th, 29/04/17
- Beat Eric Molina, TKO in 3rd, 10/12/16
- Beat Dominic Brezeale, TKO in 7th, 26/06/16
- Beat Charles Martin, KO in 2nd, 9/04/16
- Beat Dillian Whyte, KO in 7th, 12/12/15
- Beat Gary Cornish, TKO in 1st, 12/09/15