The biggest boxing match-up in recent history is set, as Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will clash in Saudi Arabia in August. It is one of those fights that need very little selling, as fans already know about the huge stakes that are on the line.

The winner will become the first unified champion since Lennox Lewis in 2000 and will join greats such as Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, and Evander Holyfield to have achieved the feat. Fury will go into the fight as the clear favorite in the betting, but could Joshua cause a shock with the highest boxing odds at Oddspedia?

Joshua in Good Confidence

This is the fight that Joshua has been asking for, and he is a heavyweight that often talks about the legacy that he leaves behind when he retires. That legacy looked to have been in tatters back in June 2019 when he was shockingly beaten by TKO by Andy Ruiz Jr in New York. That remains the only defeat that the Brit has suffered during his esteemed career and one that he quickly made amends from by becoming a two-time heavyweight champion less than a year later. The re-match took place in Saudi Arabia, as he won by decision to regain his WBA (Super), IBF, IBO, and WBO titles.

He has since successfully defended the titles against Kubrat Pulev, which many expected to be one of the toughest tasks that he had faced. However, Joshua looked back to his very best on that night in London, as he dictated the pace throughout and took his shot in the ninth round when it presented itself. The fact that Joshua only fought in December last year could also be pivotal, as he should be the fresher of the two heavyweights. However, whether that could be enough is anyone’s guess.

Fury Remains Perfect

It has been a long time since we last saw Fury in the ring, as it was 15 months ago that he fought Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas. The only blip on the Fury record came in the first fight between the pair, as the fight was awarded as a contentious draw. Many believed that the Brit had done enough to win the fight, but his character was on full display as he stood up following a powerful shot in the closing stages.

The Fury story is something that captivates all fans of the sport, as a win against Wilder in December 2018 would have been the greatest sporting comeback of all time. His ability to put on one-off clinics is second to none in the sport, as he has done it on three previous occasions. The first of those came in November 2015, as he shockingly beat Wladimir Klitschko in Germany.

However, it was his display last year that will likely go down as his best of all time. His display in Vegas to knock out Wilder in the seventh round was one of the best heavyweight displays in the history of the sport. It would be hard to see Joshua getting anywhere near him if he is at the same level in Jeddah.

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