Anthony Joshua Wins Big Over Dillian Whyte’s Victory Against Lucas Browne
Niche bets are arguably more fun than because the odds are much higher and there's a bigger chance of winning big. That's exactly what Anthony Joshua did for the WBC Silver title fight between Dillian Whyte and Lucas Brown.
The British boxer could have just place a wager on one of the athletes to bring home the bacon, but he went a step further and bet Whyte would win in the sixth round.
He placed £25 on the gamble and the odds were 25/1.
It's certainly not going to break the bank for Joshua if he lost but the potential return was pretty juicy - and it paid off.
Whyte knocked out opponent Browne in the sixth round and Anthony turned £25 into £650.
For an ordinary person, that would be a pretty decent day at the bookies, but it probably wouldn't even register for the 28-year-old, who has been widely tipped to become boxing's first billionaire.
Joshua posted on Instagram: "Quick earner! I know my boxing."
But now the attention is on the world heavyweight champion as he eyes off his bout with Joseph Parker.
Dillian Whyte said following his victory: "I back him to beat Parker as well in seven rounds. I give it to him between six and seven rounds because Parker's downfall is on offensive fighter and Joshua will love that.
"He punches all night long and I think Joshua will splatter him.
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"Listen, we both know the game. he's leading the charge at the moment. I respect that."
Reporters asked him whether he would want to go toe-to-toe with Joshua and he politely declined - for now.
"We want to fight Deontay Wilder because we fight him, beat him and go into [a fight with Joshua] as WBC champion, AJ as WBA, IBF and whatever else champion," Whyte said.
"If the opportunity comes where I get to fight Joshua, I'll take it, if the opportunity comes to fight Wilder, I'll take it. I don't mind. It will have to make business sense to me. I'm pushing my career upwards so whichever one."
The two did step into the ring together in 2015, with Joshua coming out on top and claiming the world heavyweight champion title.
Joshua decimated his opponent in round seven with a flurry of punches that ended with Whyte knocked out on the floor.
Joshua had nothing but admiration for his opponent, saying: "Dillian was a perfect fight for this stage. I'm going to keep on building and building until I make my mark in this heavyweight division."
He's certainly made his mark three years later and we would love to see a rematch.
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