Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is doing all the things required to coax Anthony Joshua to sign on with Zuffa Boxing. Looks like the promotion would be insane to let him step into the octagon and face the current Heavyweight UFC champion, Stipe Miocic. The former Olympic champ has trained one discipline in his life – boxing. (via MMAMania.com)
There is a big probability UFC wouldn’t even think of letting Joshua fight inside the octagon but oddsmakers have immediately found an interesting topic. There are already so many bets for the possible super fight, in the case it happens, between UFC Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and Boxing Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Odds Checker says that Stipe Miocic would be a huge favorite with the odd -5000 (1-50) if he ever decides to fight IBO, IBF, and IBO Heavyweight Boxing champion inside the octagon. Anthony Joshua comes as a 10-1 underdog, with the odds of -1000.
Remember how odds might change in the split of a second. Conor McGregor was given only -900 in the potential UFC fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, maybe the fact that Tyron Woodley trains Floyd Mayweather Jr has significantly affected the oddsmakers choice.
Stipe Miocic won the title over Cameroonian superstar and the hardest hitter in the world of UFC, Francis Ngannou at UFC 220. Just add Stipe’s record and victories over Fabricio Werdum, Alistair Overeem, and Junior dos Santos… he can be the favorite against any man on the planet.
Stipe Miocic is set to fight Light Heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 on July 7. Would you like to see Stipe Miocic vs Anthony Joshua fight? And would you like boxing or MMA rules?