I came across it in this article.

WBA world super-middleweight champion Callum Smith: "If Ruiz wins again I wouldn't be one bit surprised. I do think you'll see a more switched-on Joshua who is more like Lennox Lewis and Wladimir Klitschko. It could be boring but I'm going Joshua late."

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Go with something/someone can be used to indicate your choice:

go with somethig
2. Fig. to choose something (over something else).
I think I'll go with the yellow one. We decided to go with the oak table rather than the walnut one.

My first thought was that with was elided by the speaker. This is fine in casual speech. However, I think you could also simply take go to mean choose, or predict. One way to see this is that we can use go to mean bet:

go v.tr.
4. Informal
a. To bet: go $20 on the black horse.

We often say bet something will happen (without actually wagering anything) simply to give a prediction, guess, or opinion.

In other words, go (with) Joshua tells us that the speaker predicts Joshua will be the eventual winner. Late just tells us when he will win. A more formal sentence would be:

I predict Joshua will win late in the fight.


It means that the commentator thinks that Joshua is going to win the fight in the later rounds.

  • Thank you for contributing. I'm commenting as a reviewer because your answer was flagged as low quality because of its length. It is at risk of being voted down or deleted. Can you add some reasoning for why you think it means that, so that the questioner can learn more easily?
    – dwilli
    Dec 7, 2019 at 6:03

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