Despite Loss: Joshua Betting Favorite In Ruiz Rematch

Even though Anthony Joshua would walk out of Madison Square Garden with his first career loss and none of the four titles he walked in with, the two time Olympic gold medalist is the betting favorite against new WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO world heavyweight champion, Andy Ruiz Jr.

While Joshua was the odds on favorite, many bettors placed their money on Ruiz Jr, due to him being as low as a 10-1, and as high as a 20-1 underdog against Joshua.

“We lost on the fight, not a giant disaster or anything,” Alan Berg, senior oddsmaker at Caesars, told ESPN. “Money was mostly all on Ruiz thanks to the friendly 10-1 or 11-1 payouts, all the $10 and $20 guys love anything that adds a zero to their money. So it’s a good night for them.”


Report: MMA Mania

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