With yesterday’s announcement that Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have reached an agreement on a two-fight deal, bettors rushed to get in on the action.
Unfortunately for some, it looks like we’ll have to wait until next year to see the British super fight. According to a tweet from Fury, he has to first get in the ring with Deontay Wilder for the third instalment of their rivalry.
The simple fact that there may still be a year before the fight didn’t stop bettors from making sure they took advantage of the early odds, and the majority of them seem to think Fury will beat his fellow brit, Joshua.
Fury is currently backed by 51% of bettors, while 38% of all bets are on Joshua and 11% are on a draw.
As of Thursday, Fury is also favored by oddsmakers. His -186 odds in next year’s fight give him an implied probability of 65%.
Meanwhile, Joshua is +175, meaning sportsbooks are giving him a 36.4% of delivering Fury his first loss of his career.
Fury’s last appearance in the ring ended in a Round 7 TKO win over Wilder, his first loss as a professional boxer.
Joshua avenged his only loss last time out, defeating Andy Ruiz Jr. by unanimous decision.