Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Boxing Odds, Props & Schedule: AJ Remains Heavy Favorite to Win by KO Ahead of Title Defense

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Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images. Pictured: British boxer Anthony Joshua.

Joshua vs. Pulev Betting Odds

Odds as of Wednesday and via BetMGM. Get an INSTANT $500 deposit match at BetMGM today or see more offers and reviews for the best online sportsbooks.

Fight LinesJoshuaPulev
Moneyline-800 [Bet Now]+500 [Bet Now]
Draw+3300 [Bet Now]+3300 [Bet Now]
Win by KO/TKO-250 [Bet Now]+700 [Bet Now]
Win by Decision+333 [Bet Now]+2200 [Bet Now]

Round TotalsOverUnder
8 Rounds-120 [Bet Now]-120 [Bet Now]
Fight Goes the Distance?Yes (+275) [Bet Now]No (-400) [Bet Now]

Joshua vs. Pulev Props

Winning Group of RoundsJoshuaPulev
Rounds 1-6+125 [Bet Now]+1200 [Bet Now]
Rounds 7-12+200 [Bet Now]+1400 [Bet Now]

Winning Group of Rounds (Alt.)JoshuaPulev
Rounds 1-3+450 [Bet Now]+2800 [Bet Now]
Rounds 4-6+275 [Bet Now]+2000 [Bet Now]
Rounds 7-9+350 [Bet Now]+2200 [Bet Now]
Rounds 10-12+700 [Bet Now]+4000 [Bet Now]

To Win Fight in RoundJoshuaPulev
Round 1+1600 [Bet Now]+10000 [Bet Now]
Round 2+1200 [Bet Now]+8000 [Bet Now]
Round 3+1100 [Bet Now]+6600 [Bet Now]
Round 4+900 [Bet Now]+6600 [Bet Now]
Round 5+900 [Bet Now]+5000 [Bet Now]
Round 6+800 [Bet Now]+5000 [Bet Now]
Round 7+900 [Bet Now]+5000 [Bet Now]
Round 8+1000 [Bet Now]+6600 [Bet Now]
Round 9+1200 [Bet Now]+6600 [Bet Now]
Round 10+1600 [Bet Now]+8000 [Bet Now]
Round 11+2000 [Bet Now]+10000 [Bet Now]
Round 12+2500 [Bet Now]+12500 [Bet Now]

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his three belts against Kubrat Pulev Saturday in front of 1,000 fans at Wembley Arena on DAZN.

Joshua (23-1, 21 KO) has been out of the ring since regaining his titles against Andy Ruiz Jr. in their rematch last year. Pulev (28-1, 14 KO) gets the second shot of his career at the heavyweight title after losing to Wladimir Klitschko in 2014.

The odds in this fight are unsurprisingly in favor of Joshua (he's a -900 favorite on the moneyline) against 39-year-old who is coming off a 13-month layoff. However, Joshua will likely never be seen as a lock after losing to Ruiz in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history last June.

Still, oddsmakers see the heavyweight champ closing the show against Pulev rather quickly — BetMGM lists Joshua's odds to win by knockout at -250 (71.43% implied odds).

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