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Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will fight for their third WBA Super Middleweight title on Aug 20 Experts predict winner, odds and to watch the fight online

Brandon Wise just made his Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk 2 fight picks and props, Saturday’s match at the Barclaycard Arena in London, England.



When the heavyweights square off in a championship rematch on Saturday, Oleksandr Usyk will be looking to show that his previous victory over Anthony Joshua was no accident. Usyk’s three major championships are on the line in their 12-round rematch, which serves as the main event of the boxing bill from King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. At 12:00 ET, the main pay-per-view bout event will begin. Usyk conquered the belts at cruiserweight and then, in September of last year, defeated Joshua in a commanding 12-round decision to win the heavyweight title. He will now attempt to solidify his position as one of the sport’s rising stars by defeating Joshua again, who might have his once-massive profile diminished with a loss.

According to the most recent Usyk vs. Joshua II odds from Caesars Sportsbook, Usyk is the -200 favorite (risk $200 to win $100), while Joshua is the underdog (+170). The total number of rounds played is the over/under, with the over being favored at -140 and the under being placed at +120. Make sure to check out Brandon Wise’s boxing predictions and betting tips before committing to any Usyk vs. Joshua II picks.

Wise, the combat sports editor for CBS Sports, is an accomplished mixed martial arts and boxing analyst who has routinely given SportsLine subscribers profitable picks. He has successfully predicted numerous boxing picks in high-profile contests over the last two years.

For instance, Wise predicted that Gervonta Davis will defeat Rolando Romero in Rounds 1-6 (-110) to capture the WBA regular lightweight title in May. Davis’ sixth-round stoppage gave Wise’s supporters yet another winner, and Wise’s prediction of less than 6.5 rounds (-130) came true as well. Additionally, he predicted Canelo Alvarez would defeat Caleb Plant by way of TKO between rounds No. 10 and 12 of their super middleweight unification fight last November. The proposition bet returned +450, and in Round 11, Alvarez defeated Plant. Anyone who has followed Wise’s predictions in the combat sports has profited greatly.

Now that the eagerly awaited rematch is approaching on Saturday, Wise has examined Usyk vs. Joshua II from every perspective and determined which boxing odds offer the best value. His confident prediction and money-line predictions are available at SportsLine.

Preview of Joshua vs. Usyk

Joshua’s first encounter with Usyk was essentially the result of a loss to WBC champion Tyson Fury, which was largely regarded as the biggest fight in the heavyweight division. However, an arbitrator decided that Fury had to fulfill his contractual duty to arrange a trilogy match for Deontay Wilder, therefore that fight was scheduled and Joshua vs. Fury was put on indefinite hold.

Usyk entered the fight and demolished Joshua over the course of 12 rounds to win the WBO, WBA, and IBF versions of the belts, making that matchup even less plausible. Following a successful defense against Dillian Whyte in April, Fury just announced his retirement. However, few boxing experts think the WBC champion will hang up his gloves for real.

Meanwhile, Usyk (19-0) can solidify his position as the biggest active star in the division if he wins his matchup against Joshua (24-2), a former prodigy who is now somewhat of a mystery.

Joshua didn’t make any significant changes after his defeat to Usyk, but he did change trainers for the first time in his career and claims he thinks the decision would benefit him on Saturday.

Following the loss in September, Joshua parted ways with veteran trainer Robert McCracken in favor of Robert Garcia, who is regarded as one of the best coaches in the sport and has the credentials to support this claim.

Garcia, a former IBF super featherweight champion, with a 34-3 record and 25 knockouts towards the end of his professional boxing career. But in his mid-20s, he put down his own gloves for good and shifted his attention to coaching other fighters. Since then, he has worked with 14 world champions and countless top contenders.

Four-division champion Mikey Garcia, former welterweight champion Marcos Maidana, and former middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik are some of Garcia’s well-known students.

Garcia and all of his boxers share a relentless pace-based strategy intended to wear down their opponents’ physical and psychological defenses. Interestingly, Garcia has never worked as a coach for a heavyweight champion, but he recently revealed to the media that he planned to rectify this by working with Joshua.

“The main champion you want to have competes in heavyweight boxing. It will be unique. If I can get him ready to win the world championship, that will be a big accomplishment “added Garcia. Here, you can only see who is in the back.

How to choose winners in Joshua vs. Usyk

According to the most recent boxing odds at Caesars, wise prefers the over 10.5 rounds at a price of -140. Additionally, he has chosen a certain money-line pick and a technique of triumph prop. These Joshua vs. Usyk predictions are only available at SportsLine.

How will Usyk and Joshua fare? Which accessory is a must-have? Check out SportsLine right away to get Brandon Wise’s top picks for Saturday, all from the CBS combat sports expert who has dominated his boxing predictions for the past two years.