Anthony Joshua Reveals The Bet He Played On Dillian Whyte Last Night
Anthony Joshua showed off the bet he placed on the heavyweight bout between Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne last night.
The heavyweight champ, who defeated long-time rival Whyte in December 2015 in the seventh round to win the British title in what was his first real test as a professional, took to Instagram story to reveal his tidy earnings from the main event bout at the O2 Arena.
Whyte inflicted Browne's first defeat in his career with one of the best knockouts in recent memory; a brutal left hook finishing the Aussie in the sixth round after a dominant display.
'AJ', who is preparing for next week's huge heavyweight clash with Joseph Parker in Cardiff, where the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles are on the line, was watching closely and made a profit of £650 after placing a £25 bet on Whyte picking up the win at the halfway point, with odds of 25/1.
"Quick earner! I know my boxing," he captioned on his story, attached with the betting slip.
While the funds can sort him right out if he fancies having another big scran, as a couple of folks pointed out on Twitter, it's absolute peanuts for a multi-millionaire.
Whys Anthony Joshua putting £25 bets on for 600 quid?? The guys a multi millionaire- Will (@Willstevenss) March 25, 2018
Anthony Joshua putting an Instagram story on saying he's won £650 from a bet is hilarious, bet it's like 10p to him- jessie (@Jess_Atkins1) March 25, 2018
With all the history between Joshua and Whyte, there's plenty of interest, and all-importantly big money in a rematch between the pair - and according to Eddie Hearn, who promotes both fighters, they are both eager to slug it out again.
'AJ loves watching Dillian fight, he loves fighting,' Hearn said post-fight, as per Metro.
"Like Dillian said, they've just got this thing [between them]. If you said to Anthony, 'Tell me who you want to fight next', he'd say 'Give me Whyte'. Every time.
"Which is mad really. It used to be hatred, but they got each other's respect in that first fight. They enjoyed it and want to do it again."
However, Whyte are first eyeing up a mouthwatering match-up with WBC world heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder.
At some point this year the WBC will order a mandatory,' Hearn explained.
"We've offered Wilder $3million plus US TV. That's around $4m. I reckon he made about $2.5 against Luis Ortiz."