Anthony Joshua goes back in the ring in September and the Betfair markets make him a short price to defeat Alexander Povetkin. Jasmine Baba has all the prices...
Anthony Joshua is set for the 22nd fight of his professional career when he meetsAlexander Povetkin on September 22 at Wembley.
After his first win by unanimous decision against Joseph Parker earlier this year, AJ will be defending his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the 38-year old-Russian who has only lost once in his career to Wladimir Klitschko.
Many were surprised with the defending champion's last outing, being more defensive than usual and showing a side that many have not seen before, going the full 12 rounds. With Deontay Wilder now calling AJ for a bout this will be seen as the gateway fight for many fans. Both fighters have been Olympic Super-heavyweight gold medalists.
The showdown will be at Wembley Stadium on September 22. Joshua has already fought twice at Wembley including his career high win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2017.
Backing Joshua by Method of Victory suggests early doors exit for Povetkin
This fight should be easier for AJ than Parker, where he was fighting at his lightest weight since 2014, and can be backed at1.17 on the exchange. However, he has the age, newfound stamina and reach advantages over his Russian opponent, not to mention the fact that he's never been beaten which can only bode well for his confidence.
As someone who has only one unanimous decision in 21 fights, it could be a return to knock outs for the heavyweight too. An Anthony Joshua KO, TKO or DQ Method of Victory can be found on the exchange at 1.36.
When will the towel be thrown?
The overwhelming consensus is that it will be just another day in the office for Joshua. Being at a stadium which is close to home, where he's already had two TKO/KO victories will be encouraging for those betting on him to win. If you can't decide what exact round he'll win, the best is to go for Anthony Joshua Round 1-5 at 2.40 (Betfair Sportsbook) or the favourite in the When will the fight end? Of Round 4-6 at 3.60 (Betfair Sportsbook).
Even though the result is predicted to be straightforward, the background of both fighters has balanced this fight to be explosive, this could be one for both fighters to be knocked down market at 13.00(Betfair Sportsbook).
Back Fight ending in Round 4-6 @ 3.60 Back both fighters to be knocked down @ 13.00