Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin predictions and fight odds

Published On Friday, September 21, 2018By Danny Flexen

We gather six key predictions for Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin


Billy Nelson
Trainer of Joshua’s chief sparring partner, Martin Bakole
"Anthony Joshua to win by stoppage between rounds eight and 10. He is too strong and powerful."

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Alex Steedman
BoxNation expert commentator and pundit
"Anthony Joshua wins, in fact he should smash him. Alexander Povetkin is too small and the creaks are showing. He’s made for AJ who can finish this when he wants."

Darren Barker
Former IBF world middleweight champion
"Anthony Joshua can take a late stoppage. I think AJ will go through some sticky patches early but will regroup and grind Alexander Povetkin down."

Adam Booth
Top trainer, including of David Haye and, currently, Josh Kelly and Ryan Burnett
"Anthony Joshua stoppage after seven rounds, having boxed cautiously at the start."

Kalle Sauerland
Chief Boxing Officer for World Boxing Super Series organisers, Comosa
"Alexander Povetkin via stoppage in the middle rounds."

Anthony Crolla
Former WBA lightweight champion
"Anthony Joshua inside six rounds but gets buzzed along the way once or twice."

Latest best odds for Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin (at 8.30am on September 21)

Anthony Joshua win:
1/8 (William Hill and Sky Bet)
Alexander Povetkin win: 15/2 (Betway)
Joshua stoppage (as five experts have predicted): 7/17 (Marathon Bet)
Povetkin stoppage (as Sauerland suggests): 9/1 (widely available)
Joshua rounds 7-12 (as many pundits allude to here): 2/1 (widely available)
Joshua rounds 1-6 (as Crolla predicts): 13/8 (Ladbrokes and Coral)