AJ would have more chance beating Wilder than Fury, according to the bookies.
The WBC have confirmed today that they will support an ultimate heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and the winner of the WBC title clash, Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury.
Wilder, also known as the Bronze Bomber, is the favourite against Fury at 4/6. This implies the bookies believe there is a 60% chance that it will be the American facing AJ to become the undisputed champion of the top division.
The man who will be opposite him in LA, the Gypsy King, is best price 6/4 to emerge triumphant at the Staples Centre in December. This means bookies make it a 40% chance UK fans will be bouncing and will be given the pleasure of seeing one of, if not the biggest British heavyweight title fight in history.
Bookmakers have already priced up the two possible bouts, and unsurprisingly they have Joshua as favourite for both. Oddly, although Wilder is favourite for his fight with Fury, they actually believe Fury would prove a much more difficult opponent for the Watford-born champion.
You can get odds as big as 2/1 for Wilder to beat Joshua, meaning they give him just a 25% chance of toppling Joshua. Contrastignly, one firm have Fury as short as even money, suggesting they believe he has a 50% chance of pulling off a monumental victory and becoming undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Oddschecker spokesperson Callum Wilson said: “Without a doubt the highlight on the boxing calendar this year, Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder has more than whet the appetite for British fight fans.
“So much so, that bookmakers have been prompted to release odds on a hypothetical matchup between AJ and both Wilder and Fury.
“With the well documented physical and mental issues that have permeated Fury’s recent escapades, it is somewhat surprising that Joshua has a higher predicted chance to beat the Bronze Bomber than the Gypsy King.”