Despite having recently admitted to holding a grudging respect for Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko will be doing everything in his power to achieve victory when the pair meet again at the start of July, as he bids to once again occupy the heavyweight throne. Klitschko has just turned 40, and despite his advancing years, believes that he can once again provide the division with a champion of which they can look up to. The Ukrainian has only suffered four defeats during his twenty-six-year professional career, and certainly seems confident of another victory having admitted to mistakes last time around.
Fury will be making the first defence of his heavyweight title, having stunned the world to win the belt on a points decision back in November last year. Klitschko immediately evoked his right to a rematch after the contest, and is the favourite going into the fight, with Fury having raised eyebrows on numerous occasions since becoming champion, having recently ridiculed his own weight and appearance, as well as sparring performances at a recent press conference. Fury has since stepped up his preparations for the fight, even claiming to have given up meat in order to aid his training. With the fight now just a matter of weeks away, the betting odds on Fury knocking him out at Betway are currently at 9/2. Although a knockout from Fury appears unlikely, odds of 7/4 for another win by way of points may well prove to be more fruitful.
One man eyeing a future showdown with Fury is Dominic Breazeale. The American faces Anthony Joshua at the end of this month, and with no shortage of confidence, is already lining up potential unification bouts with Fury and Deontay Wilder. Despite his confidence, former Olympic champion Joshua is the overwhelming favourite with the bookmakers for the fight, with Betway offering odds of 1/33 for Joshua to come out victorious. Joshua will also defend his title for the first time at the O2 Arena, and a future contest with Fury appears to be becoming an increasingly likely event.
Joshua has long been linked with an all British heavyweight contest with Fury since his breakthrough in the division, and is 4/5 with Betway should a potential fight get the go ahead in the future.