By Betting Buzz
British boxing star Anthony Joshua returns to the ring at Wembley Stadium in London on September 22 when he defends his IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA (Super) Heavyweight titles against former WBA champion Alexander Povetkin of Russia.
Given Joshua has the edge in youth, size and power against Povetkin, the bet365 odds on September 11 list him as a 11/4 favorite with the Russian veteran at 7/1. A draw or technical draw between the two sluggers is possible but not likely — the odds of that were 33/1.
The 28-year-old Joshua is a knockout artist with an unbeaten record of 21-0 along with 20 big KOs. The 39-year-old Povetkin’s not too shabby either as he enters the ring with a mark of 34-1 with 24 Ko’s to his name.
Joshua went the distance for the first and only time in his career against former WBO champ Joseph Parker his last time out in March. Meanwhile, Povetkin scored a brutal fifth-round knockout over Briton David Price on the undercard in Wales to retain his WBO International, and WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight crowns.
Most fans are expecting this fight to end in a knockout. The odds of Joshua halting the challenger are 4/11 with the chances of Povetkin dethroning the champion — via a stoppage — sit at 9/1. There are numerous other options to wager on for this historic heavyweight clash including round betting, knockdowns and whether or not it will go the distance.
Note: Odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change.