He’s one of the most popular and successful fighters that Great Britain has ever produced and since turning professional, Anthony Joshua has begun his career with an impressive record. He’s a unified World Champion at heavyweight level and as of 2018, he looks to have many years left at the top.
AJ is also a big draw for the bookmakers and whenever he steps into the ring, we can expect to see a host of offers, promotions and enhanced Anthony Joshua betting odds along the way. Here, then, is a guide to the fighter and an indication as to what to look for from these deals.
There wouldn’t have been too many Anthony Joshua fight odds available during his amateur career but markets were published for the 2012 Olympic Games where he emerged with the Gold Medal in his division. AJ was a late starter in the sport and only took up boxing at the age of 18 before making his mark four years later at the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships.
In that competition, Joshua had to settle for the Silver Medal but he managed to beat the reigning World and Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle along the way. At the London Olympics of 2012, AJ was to meet Cammarelle again – this time in the final as the home boxer took the gold on a points decision.
Anthony Joshua was peaking and clearly this was the time to turn professional.
At the start of his pro career, markets began to increase and we began to see a full set of Anthony Joshua betting odds for each of his fights. Things began easily enough with a 2013 win over Italian boxer Emanuelue Leo by virtue of a TKO in the first round.
Further knockout and technical knockout successes over Paul Butlin and Hrvoje Kisciek followed and it was by now becoming clear that AJ had the potential to become a genuine World Title contender.
The fighter from Watford had to wait for his chance but by this point he was starting to build a phenomenal pro record. After taking that undefeated tally to 8-0 against the German Konstantin Airich, Joshua had a shot at the WBC title held by Denis Bakhtov in October 2014 and he duly took that chance, knocking out his Russian opponent in the second round.
Nine fights into his pro career and every bout was now a major event: Pay Per View TV was the only option with which to watch his contests and more Anthony Joshua betting odds were produced as interest in the British heavyweight began to intensify.
More titles followed as Joshua became British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion before a successful defence of that belt in a match against fellow British boxer Dillian Whyte. AJ then claimed the IBF World Title against the champion Charles Martin and after beating Eric Molina, the greatest fight of his career was to follow.
Joshua faced Wladimir Klitschko for the vacant WBA super heavyweight title in 2016. Before the bout, the Anthony Joshua fight odds were tight, suggesting that this was to be his biggest challenge to date but in a gruelling contest, AJ stopped his opponent in round 11.
Since then, his career has moved serenely and to date, Anthony Joshua has been unstoppable and after defeating mandatory WBA challenger Alexander Povetkin in September 2018, his perfect record showed 22 wins from 22, 21 of which had come via knockout.
AJ Markets and Offers
Amongst the Anthony Joshua odds from the standard betting markets are a number of price boost and enhanced deals. The bigger enhanced odds promos tend to be for new customers to a sportsbook and we are used to seeing these come in from the likes of Coral, Ladbrokes and 888Sport.
When Joshua fought Alexander Povetkin in September 2018, all three of those bookies issued enhanced odds offers for those looking for an Anthony Joshua bet in the straight win markets. Coral and Ladbrokes took the regular Anthony Joshua odds which were as short as 4/6 in places, and lifted them up to over 20/1 while 888’s offer was a 25/1 boost, from 11/4, on the fight to go the distance.
As with any enhanced deal, there were restrictions on the amount players could stake while the price boosted portion would have been paid as free bet tokens but they are still very generous.
Previous offers such as these aren’t a guarantee of what we can expect moving forward but they are very typical deals and similar ones should land in the future.
Punters can also get a lift on the regular Anthony Joshua best odds by looking for regular price boosts from their existing accounts. These are made available by the likes of William Hill, Betway, SportNation and others and are available for both new and existing customers.
Because these deals can be accessed by everyone, the price lifts are smaller and can often increase by just one or two points but there are fewer restrictions and all profits should be paid in cash.
Those regular customer price boosts tend to cover a wider set of markets too so, along with straight result for any AJ fights, they may also appear in the method of victory, round betting and also, for longer term bets, in the Anthony Joshua next opponent odds markets.
It’s also possible to take an Anthony Joshua bet outside of the ring as the unified heavyweight champion is currently a popular pick for BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year programme. The public like him and in 2017, AJ started as favourite for this award before ultimately losing out to Sir Mo Farah.
Every Anthony Joshua fight is now a huge event and with the likes of Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder waiting to take him on, there are some huge battles in prospect for 2019 and beyond. To find Anthony Joshua best odds, price boosts and enhanced odds deals, keep checking back as we look to bring you the most interesting promos when they are published.