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Pulev is a short price to be Joshua’s most likely next opponent

| 03.08.2017

A new name has emerged as world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s next potential opponent.

Reacting to the shock retirement of Wladimir Klitschko, we go 6/4 that IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev will be confirmed as AJ’s following assignment.

Joshua and Klitschko had been set to meet in a rematch in Las Vegas later this year. However, with the Ukrainian calling time on his illustrious career it appears that the 36-year-old Bulgarian will get his shot.

Meanwhile, 5/1 is available for Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz to be the next in line for the Londoner with WBC belt holder Deontay Wilder at 7/1.

Another dust-up with Dillian Whyte is priced at 9/1 while perhaps not too surprisingly it’s a long shot at 50/1 apiece Tony Bellew or David Haye fancy their luck with AJ.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “With the Klitschko rematch cancelled all fingers are firmly pointing towards AJ facing the Bulgarian heavyweight Pulev next.”

Ladbrokes Latest Betting :

Anthony Joshua next opponent

Kubrat Pulev – 6/4

Luis Ortiz – 5/1

Deontay Wilder – 7/1

Dillian Whyte – 9/1

Joseph Parker – 14/1

Jarrell Miller – 25/1

Andy Ruiz – 33/1

Shannon Briggs – 33/1

Tony Bellew – 50/1

David Haye – 50/1

Andre Ward – 100/1

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All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing



William Geldart

William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.