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Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 Best Prop Bets – AJ by KO

Dylan Bowker

by Dylan Bowker in Boxing

Aug 19, 2022 · 6:15 AM PDT

Oleksandr Usyk during a heavyweight match
Oct 12, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Oleksandr Usyk (white trunks) and Chazz Witherspoon (gray trunks) box during a heavyweight boxing match at Wintrust Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports
  • Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 prop bets abound leading into August 18th
  • What are the top props to go with just days out from fight night?
  • Check out the Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 odds, boxing betting analysis, and predictions below

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 prop bets are steadily popping up ahead of Saturday night’s heavyweight rematch. The Usyk vs Joshua 2 odds still favor Usyk at -205, with Joshua listed at +160 in the boxing odds.

Here is the in-depth analysis on which prop bets present good value in this weekend’s unified world heavyweight championship bout.

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 Props – Goes the Distance

Goes the Distance Odds
No -140
Yes +105

All odds as of August 18th at DraftKings.

 

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Usyk vs Joshua 2 Betting Analysis

The first fight between these two men did go the distance. The rematch is close to a year later and things seem quite different perceptually as we head into one of the all-time huge heavyweight title sequels.

Some are theorizing that the former undisputed cruiserweight world champion will be able to halt AJ this time.

The way that both will be approaching this follow-up bout as compared to the first fight has many thinking that a more committed and comfortable pursuit to finish the fight will be made by both.

I foresee this one ending in a stoppage and I think there’s value in going with the prop bet on this fight not going the distance.

Pick: No (-140)

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 Props  – Winning Method

Outcome Odds
 Oleksandr Usyk by Decision or Technical Decision +170
Oleksandr Usyk by KO, TKO, or DQ +180
Draw +1800
Anthony Joshua by Decision or Technical Decision +700
Anthony Joshua by KO, TKO, or DQ +250

Joshua Odds Favor Stoppage

Usyk is slightly favored to win on the judges’ scorecards more than he is favored to win via stoppage of some sort; valued at +170 and +180 respectively.

Joshua’s method of victory seems very defined in the eyes of oddsmakers who have an AJ by KO or TKO at +250, while Joshua by decision is +700. There are some well-respected individuals out there in the sweet science community who see Joshua as being someone with a power advantage who can utilize that well in the rematch if calculated about it.

I think the former champion will return to glory in the rematch (just like what he did across his pair of fights with Andy Ruiz). The towering British heavyweight takes on a supremely tough test in the undefeated Usyk, but I think AJ puts the first-ever blemish on that professional record this weekend.

I see Joshua regaining his unified heavyweight world titles and doing it by turning out the lights on his opponent.

Pick: Anthony Joshua by KO, TKO, or DQ (+250)

Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua 2 Odds – Round Betting

Round Usyk Odds Joshua Odds
Round 1 +6500 +5000
Round 2 +5000 +4000
Round 3 +4000 +2800
Round 4 +2800 +2500
Round 5 +2500 +2200
Round 6 +2200 +2200
Round 7 +2000 +2500
Round 8 +1800 +2800
Round 9 +1800 +3500
Round 10 +1600 +4000
Round 11 +1800 +5000
Round 12 +2000 +6500

When Does Usyk vs Joshua 2 End?

Joshua winning in either round five or round six are situated as the most highly favored rounds that oddsmakers see Joshua winning in. I do think Joshua’s ley in this fight is really putting his foot on the gas and looking for that KO as opposed to the measured, calculated boxing game in the first fight.

You cannot outbox someone with the fight IQ and speed advantage of Usyk. Joshua needs to use his physical attributes and take some risks to make this a messy one.

While both pugilists have a lot to prove in this rematch in their own ways, I ultimately see Joshua tying up the series and getting it done at the halfway mark of the ballyhooed contest.

Pick: Joshua Round Six (+2200)

 

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