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Daniel Dubois v Anthony Joshua odds: Anthony Joshua 1/5 to become three-time world heavyweight champion

Anthony Joshua will bid to make boxing history by becoming a three-time world heavyweight champion when he collides with newly-instated IBF title holder Daniel Dubois at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 21st September.

Daniel Dubois v Anthony Joshua

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Only five other fighters have held world titles in the blue-riband division on three separate occasions in boxing history, including greats Muhammad Ali, Lennox Lewis and Mike Tyson.

But AJ - who has been installed as the odds-on 1/5 favourite - will now get the opportunity to follow in their footsteps by becoming a three-time heavyweight ruler when he, and 7/2 shot Dubois, top the bill of Riyadh Season's first ever UK fight card later this summer.

Dubois' 'interim' IBF title was upgraded to full world champion status this week after undisputed champion Oleksandr Usyk surprisingly opted to relinquish the belt, having previously indicated that he would request not to be stripped of it ahead of his hugely-anticipated rematch with Tyson Fury in December.

"Anthony (Joshua) and Daniel (Dubois), I know the IBF title is important to you - this is my present to you on 21st September," the Ukrainian said in a video message posted on X, 24 hours before news had been made official that Dubois and Joshua would lock-horns in London.

Joshua, who has been beaten three times in the professional code - twice by Usyk and once by Andy Ruiz Jr - last held world champion status back in September 2021 when he held possession of the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO straps.

However, his second title reign came crashing to a halt as former cruiserweight king Usyk stunned the Londoner with a boxing masterclass at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium en-route to a resounding unanimous decision success.

The 2012 Olympic gold medallist showed improvements when the pair locked horns for a second time in Saudi Arabia 11 months later, but, still, it was Usyk who got the nod on the judges scorecards via a split-decision.

It was an outcome that left sceptics questioning whether Joshua's days at the very highest level were over, and whether he had, in fact, taken to the ring for the final time.

However, after some 'honest conversations' with both friends and family, Joshua signalled his intents of challenging for world honours for a third time, and has looked mightily impressive in doing so over the past 12 months.

The addition of esteemed trainer Ben Davison to his ranks appears to have benefitted the 34-year-old, with the fighter replicating the same hard-hitting approach that took him to the summit of the heavyweight division for the first time against American Charles Martin back in 2016.

But, despite that, and the lopsided pre-fight odds, Dubois - British boxing's latest world champion - will certainly be no pushover, having bounced back from a semi-controversial defeat at the hands of Usyk last August with sensational stoppage victories over Jarrell Miller and Filip Hrgovic.

In fact, it was his eight round demolition of the previously unbeaten Hrgovic, in June, that catapulted him well and truly back into the world title equation - an opportunity he is determined to capitalise on.

"On the night, I need to become the king slayer. That’s my goal, that’s the mission I have," Dubois told the media after the fight was officially locked-in for September.

“That’s just where I’m aiming for, to be the best - to fight the best and beat the best. AJ has been the king for a long time. We all know he’s been the king for a very long time, but this is now my time."

Daniel Dubois v Anthony Joshua

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