Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Opening Odds on FanDuel Sportsbook Reveal Favorite for September Boxing Match

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk opening betting odds from FanDuel Sportsbook. / Pool/Getty Images

One of the most highly anticipated boxing showdowns of the year will take place between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, 2021. It will all go down at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.

These two heavyweight kings will fight for the WBO world, IBF world, IBO world & WBA world title as Joshua puts everything on the line.

FanDuel Sportsbook has posted opening odds for the fight.

Joshua vs Usyk Odds

Anthony Joshua has opened as a heavy -280 favorite, while Oleksandr Usyk is a +205 underdog. The most likely outcome seems to be Joshua winning by KO/TKO, with odds set at -110.

Joshua is coming off a massive win in which he took down Kubrat Pulev via KO/TKO in the 9th round back in December of 2020. The 31-year-old fighter nicknames "AJ" enters this bout with a professional record of 24-1-0 (22 KOs) and has only ever lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. in a major upset.

On the other side, Usyk is a former undisputed cruiserweight champion looking to make a name for himself on the big stage. The 34-year-old warrior is the No. 4 ranked pound-for-pound fighter by The Ring and has yet to lose a fight in his professional career (18-0-0, 13 KOs).

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