BetStars Director of Trading Ian Marmion said: “Had Joseph Parker beaten, or even looked like beating, Anthony Joshua when the pair met in London just under four months ago, it’s highly unlikely that this heavyweight fight would have ever been made. Whilst Joshua failed to KO the New Zealander in the same fashion as he did with Whyte at the backend of 2015, it was still a commanding display from Joshua which left a lot of boxing fans scratching their heads with regards to Parker being a legitimate challenger in the heavyweight division.
“Parker now steps down a grade and away from challenging for topend titles, and faces an imposing and aggressive opponent in Dillian Whyte who has done nothing but progress since he was KO’d in the seventh round against an emerging world champion in Joshua back in 2016.
“Whyte comes into the fight yet again as the underdog, however it’s a title that he openly admits revelling upon as he looks to upset Parker and possibly put an end to his near perfect career, at least at the top of the heavyweight division anyway.
“Betting markets have been vibrant in the lead up to this fight, and with a fairly stacked undercard it should be a good night of sport. Parker has been favourite since the markets opened and rightly so as he has fought at more elite levels than Whyte has over the past few years of his career.
“Both men possess KO power as we have seen, however expect caution here as this fight could define the winner’s career and neither man will be rushing in for the knockout too early. A points victory is likely, and Joseph Parker’s class should be enough to see him through this bout and possibly put his name back in the hat for an AJ rematch at some stage in the future. The 26-year-old can be backed at 11/8 to win by Decision or Technical Decision with BetStars.”
Dillian Whyte vs Joseph Parker outcome, odds from BetStars
Joseph Parker – 8/11
Dillian Whyte – 6/5 **Industry best price**
Draw – 22/1
Recommended bets, odds from BetStars
Method Of Victory: Joseph Parker to win by Decision or Technical Decision – 11/8