Anthony Joshua is again odds on to beat Andy Ruiz Jr in a potential re-match on UK soil – according to bookies SportNation.Bet.
Despite being knocked to the floor four times and stopped in the 7th round, Joshua is again the huge favourite (1/4) to win the potential second fight – ahead of the newly crowned champion Ruiz Jr (3/1).
Eddie Hearn confirmed the Brit will trigger his re-match clause and the next potential bout is tipped to be held in the UK (1/10) over the likes of the United States (10/1) and Mexico (14/1) later this year – giving Joshua a huge advantage.
The defeat to Ruiz pushes back any potential clash with Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for yet another year, a fight against either lengthens to 6/1 leaving Dillian Whyte (7/4) the favourite to face Joshua next.
Wilder added more heat to his feud with Joshua after the fight by claiming that the Brit was: “never a true champion”, that his career was “consisted of lies, contradictions and gifts” and the 33-year-old is now 4/1 to spice things up even more by being in attendance if the re-match goes ahead.
Finally, cracks seemed to appear behind the scenes in Joshua’s camp. Stepping in to stop his father confronting Eddie Hearn, Joshua is now 10/1 to part ways with his promoter.
A SportNation.Bet spokesman said: “The odds suggest that Anthony Joshua’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr was just a small blip and that he is still clear favourite if any re-match was to go ahead.
With defeat, his next opponent now looks set to be Dillian Whyte and not the favoured Wilder or Fury.”
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Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr Re-match
Anthony Joshua: 1/4
Andy Ruiz Jr: 3/1
Anthony Joshua’s next opponent after Andy Ruiz Jr
Dillian Whyte: 7/4
Jarrell Miller: 4/1
Adam Kownacki: 5/1
Deontay Wilder: 6/1
Tyson Fury: 6/1
Joshua to part ways with Eddie Hearn: 10/1
Deontay Wilder to be in attendance at AJ’s next fight: 4/1
All odds from SportNation.Bet