- The date for Anthony Joshua’s next fight is December 12 against Kubrat Pulev, at the 02 Arena London.
- Anthony Joshua is a -1100 betting favorite, Kubrat Pulev is a +650 underdog.
- We give our fight prediction and list the various betting props fans can bet on.
The last major heavyweight boxing bout of 2020, is set between Anthony Joshua and boxing’s bad boy Kubrat Pulev. We preview the latest boxing odds below.
Latest Joshua vs Pulev Odds
AJ remains the online sportsbooks heavy favorite since the odds were released. At -1100, you would have to bet $1100 to net $100. Pulev as a +650 underdog, means you can bet $100 to win $650.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Anthony Joshua as a heavy favorite. It was only two fights ago, that he was a -2000 favorite against Andy Ruiz, who shocked the world and defeated AJ in their first fight.
Kubrat Pulev is a deserved opponent to challange for the AJ’s heavyweight titles. With only one loss on his record, to Wladimir Klitschko dating back to 2014. Pulev has went on a nine-win fight streak since then. Picking up wins over Derek Chisora, Hughie Fury and most recently Rydell Booker in November 2019.
In terms of what Pulev brings to the table, it’s not much different than what AJ has seen before. He’s used to facing stoic European boxers, it’s usually a game of chess until just after half ways in the fight.
“This is going to be a mind game and a chess game for as long as it lasts — a master chess game — but the only difference is the end is going to come like lightning.
“I can tell the fans that I will expose AJ again and prove they have been idolising the wrong guy. I will expose him to the world for a second time.” – Pulev in a recent interview.
AJ will have to be on his A-game against Pulev. Granted he has the better boxing IQ, as proven in his most recent rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr, we might see him bring some of this new style into the Kubrat fight. AJ furthered is reasons for a new methodical approach for this fight saying, “Pulev is a lot taller and slimmer and so will require different strategy and tactics.”
I expect to see a refined AJ that will get the tempo going from the fourth round onwards and put on an impressive display, in a more competitive match than the oddsmakers suggest.
Pick: Anthony Joshua
Best Betting Props for Joshua vs Pulev
Picking a straight bet on a winner can be profitable, betting on Anthony Joshua at +1100 isn’t the best value around. That’s why we’ve selected the best props for Joshua vs Pulev below.
Over 6.5 Rounds: -135
The majority of AJ’s fights go past the 6th round, for this reason we are picking over 6.5 rounds as our number one bet for this fight.
Joshua wins by TKO/KO or DQ: -227
When it comes to how this fight ends, we believe Joshua will have a knockout in mind. At odds of -227, you can bet $227 to profit $100.
Joshua wins in round 7: +900
While you can bet on AJ or Pulev to win in any round. The early-mid round have average odds of +900, where a $100 bet could net you $900.
Who do you think will have their hand raised on December 12 – AJ or Pulev, leave a comment down!