Anthony Joshua enters the London ring as the overwhelming favourite in his grudge bout with Dillian Whyte, after their amateur past.
Anthony Joshua has stormed to boxing prominence since impressively capturing a 2012 Olympic Gold medal for Great Britain, having stormed to 14 straight professional knockout victories from that success, and he now contests bitter rival Dillian Whyte on home soil.
The division’s rising star is an overwhelming favourite with all bookmakers to overcome his long-standing rival on Saturday night in front of the Sky Sports Box Office cameras, following such devastating wins to date.
Joshua is yet to be taken beyond the third round in any of his 14 professional bouts so far since bursting onto the scene a year after his Olympic triumph, and the dominant Londoner is a best-priced 9/4 with Ladbrokes to end Whyte’s night within rounds 3-4 this weekend.
The 26-year-old most recently dispatched Scottish challenger Gary Cornish in just under two minutes of the very first bell during their meeting September, following up other quick-fire opening round stoppage wins over Michael Sprott, Matt Legg, Hector Avila and Emanuele Leo.
Another first round stoppage for Joshua can be had at a tasty 7/2 with Boylesports, which are extremely promising odds considering the bulldozing Briton is a massive odds-on 1/8 favourite to score a 15th consecutive stoppage with the same bookmaker.
Much of the build-up to this highly anticipated grudge bout has been based around the fact Whyte managed to overcome Joshua over three rounds during the heavyweight duo’s amateur fighting days.
Whyte hasn’t let his opponent forget their last meeting back in 2009, where the Jamaican-born hard-hitter scored a unanimous decision victory. If you fancy a huge upset by that same method this weekend, another points decision win is 33/1 with Sky Bet for the underdog, while he is also 10/1 to stun his long-standing foe with a KO from the same bookies.
It’s Joshua and his nous of getting fights over early where the smart money lies, though.