- The opening betting odds for Hughie Fury are 6/4 (+150), while Alexander Povetkin is the favourite at 1/2 (-200).
- Hughie Fury has won his last two bouts, his only two losses come to world class competitors in Joseph Parker and Kubrat Pulev.
- Alexander Povetkin is returning from a loss to Anthony Joshua in September 2018.
The O2 Arena in London is getting a huge heavyweight clash on August 31, with contenders Hughie Fury and Alexander Povetkin set to face on the undercard of Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell.
Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin Odds
|Hughie Fury||6/4 (+150)|
|Alexander Povetkin||1/2 (-200)|
Fury opens as the underdog here, put down $100 for a chance to win $150 in profit. Povetkin on the other hand, means if you wager $200 you could profit $100. With a tight opening betting line between Fury – Povektin there is betting value to be made either way.
“I can’t quite believe this fight has been made,” Hearn said. “It’s happened very quickly and it has to be said Hughie Fury has a big set of balls. There’s huge risk in the fight, but there is also huge reward and if Hughie can beat Povetkin, he catapults himself into huge fights and immediate world title contention.”
Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs), was once the greatest heavyweight champions in the world, before losing to Wladimir Klitschko in 2013 – he was 26-0, an undefeated champion that held multiple championship belts. Since then Povetkin went on an eight-run tear picking up wins over Carlos Takam and most recently David Price.
This is a huge step up for Hughie Fury, cousin of the great Tyson Fury. So far Hughie has managed to represented England at the Youth World Amateur Boxing Championships and won a gold medal at super-heavyweight and became the first British fighter to win one at that weight class in that event.
Fury has yet to be stopped in his boxing career, his two losses came by way of decision. We fancy taking our chances here on Fury as an underdog against an aging Povetkin.