Olympic Men's Boxing: Joshua to seal it with a gold

Anthony Joshua is around 1.5 to win Olympic gold

That fantastic crowd at the ExCel Arena can feast on five finals this Sunday with two potential British golds to roar on. Abelson Info run through the best betting options...

"Joshua has received a lot of attention and many are tipping him for big things after the Olympics and rightly so, a gold medal is surely coming the way of Team GB."

Back Anthony Joshua to win Olympic gold @ 1.51/2


Men's Fly (52kg) Tugstsogt Nyambayar (MON) 3.7511/4 vs Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana (CUB) 1.331/3

Nyambayar has got to this Olympic final through showing guts, willpower and pure aggression. Nobody's really thought about Tugstsogt, but here he is after beating the number one seed Russian Misha Aloian in the semis, and he's got his shot at Olympic gold. The Mongolian will come up against a tough test in the final and I expect it will be one step too far for the 20-year old. His opponent Ramirez is a special talent, and if he manages to turn pro within the next few years, he could make a real name for himself in the lower weights. In this tournament he has shown calmness, intelligence, pace, power and aggression all in perfect balance. A real star set for gold.

Verdict: Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana


Men's Light (60kg) Vasyl Lomachenko (UKR) 1.182/11 vs Han Soonchul (KOR) 5.49/2

Olympic gold medal winner in 2008, World Champion in 2011 and 2009, Lomachenko is heavily favoured to defend his title against an unfancied and surprise opponent in Han Soonchul. Southpaw Lomachenko is regarded as the best amateur boxer at any level and the only question that really remains is when he will turn pro. Soonchul looked impressive in the semis being able to neutralise the attack of Lithuania's Evaldas Petrauskas throughout the fight and completed a flawless game plan winning 18-13. Any other opponent in the final and I would give the South Korean a chance, but coming up against the dominant Ukrainian who hasn't lost a fight since 2007 will be a step up in class.

Verdict: Vasyl Lomachenko


Men's Welter (69kg) Freddie Evans (GBR) 2.9215/8 vs Serik Sapiyev (KAZ) 1.454/9

Southpaw Sapiev is not only entertaining and very skilful, he has also had success at the highest level winning two World Championship titles in 2005 and 2007. He has yet to win an Olympic medal but he has shown real maturity in this tournament leaving him in good stead for the gold. Freddie Evans has had an impressive, yet surprising tournament. He overcame the number one seed Taras Shelestyuk in the semi-final, although having to hang on in the final round, deservedly booking his place in the final. With home support at the Excel Arena, Evans will come in with confidence but I fear the atmosphere may distract the Brit drawing errors and a chance for second seed Sapiyev to take the gold.

Verdict: Serik Sapiyev


Men's Light Heavy (81kg) Egor Mekhontcev (RUS) 1.211/5 vs Adilbek Niyazymbeto (KAZ) 5.24/1

This final sees the tournaments number four seed Russian take on the number three seed Kazak in a close encounter. Mekhontcev has been unspectacular but effective so far in this tournament, but turned on the heat in the semi-finals winning by a 12-point advantage. Southpaw Mekhontcev will look to improve on the bronze medal he won at the World Championships and I make him slight favourite for this bout. Adilbek Niyazymbeto has impressed with short bursts of dominance but I see another Russian gold here.

Verdict: Egor Mekhontcev


Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Anthony Joshua (GBR) vs Roberto Cammarelle (ITA)

This division really went to the form book with the top four seeds making the semis. Second seed Brit Anthony Joshua got off to a slow start at this year's games, but looked controlled and patient in his semi-final drawing blood in the final round against Ivan Dychko after being level after two rounds. Joshua has received a lot of attention and many are tipping him for big things after the Olympics and rightly so, a gold medal is surely coming the way of Team GB. Roberto Cammarelle is at the end stages of a long career but has remained a fantastic super heavyweight. Solid technique and pure power are his main assets along with an affective counter punch and will have to get through a solid Joshua guard to cause him real problems.

Verdict: Anthony Joshua


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