An April date at Wembley Stadium has long been mooted for the highly anticipated showdown between the heavyweight division’s outstanding two boxers.
But as always it is not as easy as getting the two men in a ring, with lots of negotiations still yet to be completed before any announcement for this fight is close to being made.
Joshua and Wilder do seem to both want the fight, which is a good starting point, but the money men will have to come to an agreement before the bout can be finalised.
So how did we reach this point with Joshua v Wilder still in the balance? Our guide will tell you everything you need to know about what would be one of the biggest fights in modern history.
Joshua v Wilder betting odds
Even at this stage with some way to go before a fight can be announced – although Wembley Stadium on April 14 is a firm venue and proposed date – Joshua v Wilder betting odds have been on offer for some time.
The bookmakers are in agreement that Joshua would be the favourite to win, with his home advantage perhaps giving him a slight edge over the American.
That the fight is set to take place at Wembley is also a boost for Joshua, who has had two of his last four bouts at the venue, ensuring he will be quite at home in those surroundings.
Joshua can be backed at around the 1/2 mark in the Joshua v Wilder betting odds, although these prices could change quite significantly in the weeks and months leading to the fight.
Wilder, in contrast, is the outsider with boxing fans who want to back the American to become the first man to beat Joshua able to do so at 2/1.
Draws are almost unheard of in the world of elite boxing but a price of 33/1 for there to be no winner on the night completes the main section of the Joshua v Wilder betting odds.
Joshua to win by knockout, TKO or disqualification has been priced up at around evens, while the British boxer is as big as 6/1 to win the bout via a technical decision.
It is 2/1 for Wilder to win by KO, TKO or disqualification and boxing fans can back him to beat Joshua on a technical decision at odds of 18/1 with some bookmakers who are already running Joshua v Wilder betting odds.
The Fury fight – a blockage to Joshua v Wilder?
A fight between Wilder and Fury had been a long time coming, but the Briton’s extended absence from the ring made it seem as though the bout would simply never happen.
For much of 2018, however, negotiations were ongoing between Joshua and Wilder to try and make their fight happen instead. But no agreement could be reached, allowing the resurgent Fury to make his case for the chance to take on Wilder.
That fight will take place on December 1 and is eagerly anticipated, although there is no doubt boxing odds fans would prefer to see Joshua v Wilder if they had a choice between the bouts.
Wilder is the favorites in the boxing betting with the bookmakers and, should he come through the fight, it should leave Joshua as the obvious next contender for him to face.
Betting odds update on the latest state of Joshua v Wilder negotiations
Eddie Hearn has said he will take a contract to Wilder’s fight with Fury, ready for the American to sign and commit to a bout against Joshua.