Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Odds and Preview
When is it?
Saturday 22nd September
Where is it?
Wembley Stadium, London
What channel will it be on?
The fight is on Sky Sports Box Office, £19.95
What time will the fight start?
This always depends on the other fights, but the ring walks should be around 10pm
Anthony Joshua is something of a boxing protege. Before he can think about taking the next step up against Deontay Wilder for the WBC strap he must face Alexander Povetkin, a very tough and gritty Russian. But who is Povetkin?
He is a 38-year-old Russian who was the WBA champion from 2011 to 2013. With a record of 35-1-0 he is not to be scoffed at. When the two meet on Saturday night in the squared circle it is not only heavyweight vs heavyweight but it’s also Olympic medalist vs Olympic medalist. Povetkin punched his way to a gold medal in 2004 Athens Olympic Games. The ‘White Lion’ has only suffered one defeat in his whole career, losing by unanimous decision to Wladimir Klitschko in Moscow in 2013. So this will certainly be a tough test for the Brit. The Russian is on an 8 fight winning streak since his loss in 2013, which includes a knockout victory over David Price in Cardiff on the Joshua vs Parker undercard. This is a mandatory fight for Joshua, it’s Wilder he and the fans are looking to see.
Both fighters enter the ring with a very impressive record between them. Joshua only going the distance once, against Parker in his last fight. Povetkin has had his hand raised against everyone he has fought bar one fighter, who is one of the greatest ever in Vlad.
Unbeaten Londoner Daniel Dubois is part of the stable of sparring partners the Russian has brought in. Along with his tricky mix of aggression and boxing finesse Povetkin is coming to London to create a huge upset. The Russian has show his solid skillset and power in front of a British crowd and will be looking to do the same against the partisan crowd at Wembley.
Having looked at both fighters here is the Bet UK boxing betting specials. You also find Anthony Joshua odds and Alexander Povetkin odds too.
Joshua to win - 1/15
Joshua to knock down Alexander Povetkin - 4/19
Joshua to win by KO, TKO or Disqualification -2/5*
Povetkin to win - 7/1
Povetkin to be knocked down and win - 20/1
Povetkin to win by Decision or Technical Decision - 25/1*
Joshua to win in rounds 1-6 - Was 4/5, Now 7/4
Fight to go the distance - Was 27/10, Now 3/1
Joshua to be knocked down and win - Was 7/1, Now 8/1
Joshua to win in the first 60 seconds - Was 30/1, Now 32/1
*All odds from Bet UK’s online sportsbook correct at the time of writing.