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Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin Odds and Predictions

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Odds and Predictions

Boxing matches don’t come much bigger than this heavyweight bout between Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin. Joshua, 28, is a huge favourite and we can see why. Currently his name is one of, if not the most recognised names in British boxing and he has lots of backing. He’ll be facing the mighty Russian, Alexander Povetkin, who has more experience, but has a record that isn’t quite as clean. He’s ten years older than Joshua, four inches shorter than Joshua and his reach is 7” shorten than Joshua.

Physically Anthony Joshua has every advantage – he should be quicker and tougher. With the bout taking place on home soil, at Wembley, he’ll also have home advantage with the crowds cheering him on. Because of this, a simple ‘betting on a win’ might not get you much return, so it might be better to employ different boxing betting strategies if you want to put your money on the favourite.

Head to Head

Anthony Joshua will defend his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World titles against WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on September 22.

‘AJ’ boasts a record of 21 wins from 21 fights and he recently signed an extension with Matchroom Promotions. The new deal will see Joshua fight on Sky Box Office for the next three years.

Joshua last fought at Wembley Stadium when he defeated long time reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko. In a dramatic fight which saw Klitschko touch the canvas in round five and Joshua in round six, it was the challenger who defied the odds and won the fight by TKO in round 11.

Since that career defining fight, Anthony Joshua picked up two more wins against the tough Carlos Takam and undefeated Joseph Parker. His next challenge is against 38-year-old Russian, Alexander Povetkin who boasts a record of 34 wins and one loss.

Povetkin last lost to Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 – he has remained undefeated since that loss and has beaten Manuel Charr, Carlos Takam, Mike Perez, Mariusz Wach, Johann Duhaupas, Andriy Rudenko, Christian Hammer and Britain’s David Price.

We have gathered the best odds and markets around to help you make that winning bet.

Joshua vs Povetkin – Win Fight Outright

Anthony Joshua is the bookmaker’s favourite to win the fight and you can find odd’s ranging from 1/9 to 1/16. Alexander Povetkin is the underdog and odds range from 5/1 to 11/2.

William Hill offers the best odds at 1/9 while Bet 365 offers the longest at 1/16. If you agree that Anthony Joshua will win the fight then William Hill is the online bookmaker you want.

Bet365 offer fantastic odds on the upset at 7/1 and we recommend choosing Bet365 if you want to place your hard earned cash on the upset.

Joshua vs Povetkin – Draw

30/1 for a draw can be found at 888sport and Unibet.

Joshua vs Povetkin – Fight to go the Distance

Both Joshua and Povetkin carry a lot of power and although the fight is unlikely to reach the final bell there are good odds available in this market. Joshua has a knock out percentage of 95% and Povetkin stands at a respectable 69%.

If you think the fight will go the distance Bet365 offer 11/4, a £20 stake will return winnings of £55.  Betting £20 at Ladbrokes at 13/5 will return £52.

If you believe a fighter will win the fight by stoppage and with the power both of these fighters carry, this could be the best bet for you. Odds can be found as follows William Hill 2/7, Ladbrokes at 1/4 and Bet365 1/4.

Joshua vs Povetkin – Method of Result

We have compiled the best odds after comparing various online bookmakers.

Anthony Joshua by KO TKO or DQ – Bet365 offer the best odd’s at 2/5.

Anthony Joshua by Decision or Technical Decision – Odds of 2/7 can be found at Ladbrokes.

Alexander Povetkin by KO TKO or DQ – William Hill is unbeatable at 9/1.

Alexander Povetkin by Decision or Technical Decision – 28/1 can be found at Bet365.

Joshua vs Povetkin – Specials

Specials are always intriguing and offer odds that you can’t resist. Ladbrokes have special offers for its customers who want to have a flutter and maximise their winnings. We will look at some of the best offers available.

Do you believe the fight could end in round one? Ladbrokes are offering 14/1.

With Anthony Joshua’s punching power perhaps the ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ offer will appeal to you at 40/1.

Down But Not Out’ offers its punters the chance to bet on a fighter being knocked down to the canvas and going on to win the fight. Joshua to win after being knocked down is 5/1 and Povetkin can be found at 18/1.


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*** Note odd’s correct as of August 1, 2018.