Boxing Odds – Matt Skelton vs. Anthony Joshua July 12!

BY The Sweet Science ON July 08, 2014

The Sweet ScienceAnthony Joshua has emerged as one of the top young fighters in the game while Mike Skelton once fought for the WBA world heavyweight title in a loss to Ruslan Chagaev. Anthony Joshua will face Matt Skelton on July 12 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. Joshua opened as a prohibitive -7500 favorite with the Boxing odds while Matt Skelton was a +2200 dog.

Anthony Joshua

The 24 year old Anthony Joshua stands at 6 feet 6 inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He is a native of Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom where he still resides. Joshua is ranked 9th in the United Kingdom and 93rd in the world. Joshua has a career record of 6 wins, 0 losses with 0 draws. All 6 of Joshua’s wins have come by knockout. Joshua is coming of a first round knockout win over Matt Legg in a scheduled 6 round bout that took place on May 31, 2014 at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United Kingdom. Prior to that Joshua scored a first round knockout win over Hector Alfredo Avila on March 1, 2014 at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The bout was scheduled for 6 rounds.

Matt Skelton

Matt Skelton was born on January 23, 1967 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom where he still resides to this day. Skelton stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. Skelton has a career record of 28 wins, 8 losses, and 0 draws. Skelton has powered to 23 knockout wins out of his total of 28 career victories. Skelton has suffered 4 knockout losses in his career. Skelton has lost his last two bouts and is coming off a unanimous decision loss on March 15, 2013 to John McDermott in a bout that was for the vacant BBBofC English heavyweight title that took place at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom. Prior to that Skelton suffered a knockout loss to David Price in the second round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on November 30, 2012 at the Aintree Equestrian Centre, Liverpool, Mereyside, United Kingdom.

The Pick

Joshua is the call!


Comment on this article

brownsugar says:

The heavyweight division is going to look like the land of the giants in a few years. In the next decade the new Super heavyweight will be created to accommodate all these linebacker sized brutes and to protect the guys who only weigh 202lbs

Anyway Joshua's got this.

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