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Usyk vs Joshua 2 Odds & Predictions | Heavyweight Title Fight Best Bets & Winner Pick

They will fight. That much we know.

A fight originally set up late July has now reportedly been bounced until August due to uncertainty over where the fight will be broadcasted.

But Anthony Joshua‘s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk is coming, and we can’t wait. Given how the first fight ended, interest will be high regardless of when it takes place.

Usyk took out Joshua in the first bout, which ultimately went to the scorecards. In doing so, he became the heavyweight world champion. The upset guaranteed a rematch, and that is precisely what we will get.

Here’s a deeper look at one of the biggest boxing matches of the year.

All Usyk vs Joshua odds will be posted once they are made available. 

Usyk vs Joshua Tale of the Tape

There wasn’t anything controversial about the first fight at Tottenham Stadium. Usyk (19-0-0) was the better fighter, and the scorecards (117-111, 116-112, 115-113) showed it.

Concerns about Usyk’s weight against Joshua (24-2-0), who was considerably larger, were answered. And although Joshua closed around a -270 favorite, Usyk was the more dominant fighter. Each boxer took damage during the fight, but Usyk was the fresher fighter at the end and a clear winner.


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Given his rise to heavyweight, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. The former cruiserweight has sized up over the past few years, and the results have been significant. After assuming the role of underdog for the first bout, Usyk is now a sizable chalk against a boxer who was sizing up a fight with Tyson Fury not long ago.

The winner of this fight could make a case for that fight, although Fury says he’s done. We shall see.

Make no mistake about it; the first fight wasn’t a fluke. The decision wasn’t controversial. Joshua got beat by a fighter who simply looked more skilled and polished.

Usyk vs Joshua Predictions

Is there any reason to believe this fight will go differently?

With a fighter as talented as Joshua, one simply can’t count it out.

The addition of talented trainer Robert Garcia to Joshua’s corner is also noteworthy. Garica, who has worked with some of the best fighters in the world, was brought in to help refine Joshua’s game. While he has the power, he was unable to tap into it in the last fight. Together, they are hoping to change that.

This still, however, doesn’t feel like it will be enough. Usyk is likely to be even more comfortable at the division after the last fight. He will also likely be even bigger, although still undersized compared to Joshua.

To me, it doesn’t matter. Usyk has an Olympic boxing pedigree, and it was simply too much last time out. While I expect Joshua to lean on his opponent to take advantage of his weight even more, I don’t think it will be enough.

Now a favorite, Usyk delivers once again.

Usyk vs Joshua Pick: Usyk by Decision

Power isn’t Usyk’s game. That’s not a bad thing.

Expect more of the same from what we saw last time: smart fighting from a smaller fighter.

Usyk wins with the scorecards once again.

Usyk vs Joshua Best Bets

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Usyk vs Joshua Card & Schedule

Card and schedule will be finalized when the fight card and location are made official.

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