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Oleksandr Usyk vs. Anthony Joshua Predictions, Odds and Picks: Boxing Experts Bet on August 20th Title Fight

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Oleksandr Usyk is looking to prove his first victory over Anthony Joshua was no fluke when the heavyweights meet in Saturday’s championship rematch. Usyk’s 12-round rematch, which has staked his belt in his three majors, tops his boxing card at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The pay-per-view’s main fight card is set for noon ET Last September, Usyk won his dominant 12-round decision over Joshua after achieving unifying belt dominance at cruiserweight and heavyweight. Became champion. Now, he’s looking to further his status as one of the sport’s new stars by winning a rematch with Joshua.

The Caesars Sportsbook lists Usyk as a -200 favorite ($200 risk to win $100), but Joshua is back with +170 in the latest Usyk vs. Joshua II odds. Over/under total rounds completed he is 10.5 with -140 for over and +120 for under. Before you lock in your picks for Usyk vs. Joshua II, check out Boxing Predictions and Betting Advice from SportsLine’s Combat Analyst Brandon Wise.

Wise, Combat Sports Editor at CBS Sports, is an experienced boxing and mixed martial arts analyst who has consistently provided winning options for SportsLine members. Over the past two years, he has hit a number of boxing his selections in big-time matchups.

For example, Wise called for Garbonta Davis to win in May’s WBA Lightweight Championship match in Rounds 1-6 (-110) against Roland Romero. Davis scored a sixth round stoppage to give Wise’s followers another winner, and also connected the under-6.5 round Wise predicted (-130). predicted Canelo Alvarez would take a stoppage victory over Caleb Plant between the 10th and 12th rounds. The stake for the proposition paid out +450 and Alvarez stopped the plant in round 11.

Now, with Saturday’s expected rematch in sight, Wise has studied Usyk vs. Joshua II from every angle to identify the best boxing odds. You can see his confident proposition and Moneyline his picks at SportsLine.

Joshua vs. Usyk preview

Usyk’s first encounter with Joshua was basically a by-product of Joshua’s failed encounter with WBC champion Tyson Fury, and was widely considered the biggest fight available in the heavyweight division. But the arbitrator ruled that Fury had to fulfill his contractual obligation to give Deontay Wilder a trilogy match, so that fight was booked and Joshua vs. Fury was put on hold indefinitely.

Usyk made that matchup even less likely when he stepped in and dominated Joshua over 12 rounds to win the WBO, WBA and IBF versions of the belts. Fury recently announced his retirement after a successful defense against Dillian White in April, but few boxing observers believe the WBC champion will drop his gloves for good.

Meanwhile, Usyk (19-0) stands as the division’s biggest active star if he wipes out his rivalry with once-prodigy, now regarded as something of an enigma, Joshua (24-2). can solidify its position.

Joshua said he hasn’t made any drastic changes after his loss to Usyk, but he changed trainers for the first time in his career and believes the move will give him an advantage on Saturday.

Widely regarded as one of the sport’s top trainers, Joshua backed longtime coach Robert McCracken after a defeat last September in favor of Robert Garcia, who has the credentials to back this claim. I broke up with

Garcia is a former IBF super featherweight champion who finished his boxing career with a 34-3 record and 25 knockouts. However, he cut his gloves completely in his mid-twenties and devoted himself to coaching other fighters, and has since coached 14 world champions and numerous ranked fighters.

Garcia’s notable protégés include four-weight world champion Mikey Garcia, former welterweight champion Marcos Maidana and former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik.

What Garcia and all of his fighters have in common is a non-stop pace approach aimed at breaking their opponents physically and mentally. As it happens, Garcia has never coached a heavyweight champion and recently told the media that he wanted to fill the void in his resume by working with Joshua.

“Heavyweight boxing is the major champion you want to get. said Garcia. We only know who will come back here.

How to make a Joshua vs. Usyk pick

Wise prefers over 10.5 rounds at a price of -140 in the latest boxing odds at Caesars. He also determined how to win props and confident money line picks. The Joshua vs. Usyk pick can only be seen on SportsLine.

Who wins Usyk vs. Joshua? And which prop is the must-back? Visit SportsLine now to see Saturday’s best bets on Brandon Wise. All from his CBS combat sports specialist who has been squashing boxing picks for the past two years.