Fury set to wait as Bulgarian heads betting for Anthony Joshua’s next bout

After winning at Wembley, AJ’s next move is on the boxing world’s mind


Not every fight deserves an overpriced Sky Box Office subscription but Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko didn’t disappoint.

And after AJ’s superb 11th Round knockout win over the Ukrainian, who the Londoner will fight next is the talk of the town.

Controversial fighter Tyson Fury – who currently has no boxing licence after a string of personal issues – has predictably talked up a fight, but bookmaker Paddy Power thinks there’s a slim chance of that happening anytime soon.

Instead, the bookie makes mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev from Bulgaria the most likely opponent for the Brit at odds of 7/4.

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Yet that fight is unlikely to get boxing fans licking their lips so perhaps the 3/1 on offer for a re-match with Wladimir Klitschko represents a bit of value.

The odds on a Joshua-Fury mega fight are a big 25/1, while we’ve made his fellow British brawlers Tony Bellew (20/1) and David Haye (33/1).

The bookmaker has even priced up a Joshua-Conor McGregor showdown – although odds of 5000/1 suggest the tough Irishman would be seriously of his depth.

Asked about Joshua’s next move spokesman Paddy Power said: “After getting up from the canvas in the 6th round to floor Klitschko in the 11th, Anthony Joshua’s stock around the globe couldn’t be higher.

“With the Brit expected to fight one more time this year there’s a long list of challengers and it looks very likely that Tyson Fury will be made to wait – which will at least allow the big man to get plenty of cardio in.”

Anthony Joshua’s Next Opponent

7/4         Kubrat Pulev
3/1         Wladimir Klitschko
7/2         Deontay Wilder
4/1         Joseph Parker
16/1       Luis Ortiz
20/1       Tony Bellew
25/1       Tyson Fury
33/1       David Haye
5000/1  Conor McGregor

What do you think?