Following his third round stoppage of Eric Molina, Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn wasted no time announcing his next fight with the former champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Joshua, who now has 18 knockouts to his name from 18 pro fights, was making the second defence of his IBF heavyweight title and has been made the favourite by the bookmakers for his Wembley Stadium showdown with Klitschko on April 29.
The 4/6 that was initially offered by Coral and Ladbrokes was quickly snapped up, with Betfred now offering the best odds of 4/7. Klitschko, now 40 and 13 years Joshua’s senior, can be backed at 7/4 with Paddy Power, who offer the draw at 33/1.
Bookmakers have been quick to price up a range of markets for Joshua vs Klitschko – with the British champion offered at 8/11 to maintain his 100% knockout record.