You won’t get rich backing Anthony Joshua to win when he defends his WBA and IBF heavyweight titles against Carlos Takam this weekend, with the Londoner a best price of just 1/33 to win the fight – which is live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Takam has stepped in as a late replacement for the injured Kubrat Pulev and although he is third in the IBF rankings his lack of preparation time has convinced the bookmakers that he has little or no chance of causing an upset in Cardiff.
However, the 36-year-old does have a reputation for being a stubborn opponent with an ability to withstand punishment, so it could be worth a flutter on him to make Joshua work a little longer than the bookies expect. Takam has only ever been beaten once inside the distance, when he was stopped in the 10th round by Alexander Povetkin in 2014, and he took WBO champion Joseph Parker the distance last year, yet the bookies make Joshua a 2/7 chance to win in rounds one to six. Coral, meanwhile, are offering 3/1 that the champion gets the job done between rounds seven and 12.
|All odds quoted are subject to change|