THE odds on a Joseph Parker victory are dropping as his world heavyweight unification showdown with Anthony Joshua draws close, with punters getting a taste for the upset, but a cheeky fiver on the outsider may not be the best Joshua-Parker bet this weekend.
William Hill are offering decent odds on 9/2 for a Parker victory, but if you really believe the WBO champion is going to add Joshua’s IBF and WBA straps to his collection, better value can be found in naming the mode of victory.
Parker appears to be built for speed, having lost significant weight in the build-up to this showdown. Odds on a points victory for the 26-year-old are as long as 16/1 which, considering he’s won four of his last six bouts via 12-round decision, might tempt some punters. Furthermore, two of those recent points victories were majority verdicts and Parker to win on a majority decision (two judges favour him, the other notches a draw) this weekend is a massive 125/1.