6/1 Olympic hero to become heavyweight champion
Anthony Joshua's stunning gold medal victory has prompted William Hill to offer 6/1 that he wins any one of the four World Heavyweight titles (IBF, WBO, WBA, WBC) before the end of 2020. Joshua was the best backed of any of the British boxers and Hills have paid out a large five figure sum as he collected his gold medal.
"Joshua was our 9/4 favourite to win the gold and he delivered for the many boxing fans who backed him," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly. "We can imagine that a few of those that have won money on him today will now back him to become a heavyweight world champion."