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

Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev Boxing Odds, Props & Schedule: AJ Remains Heavy Favorite to Win by KO Ahead of Title Defense article feature image
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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 Lines Joshua Pulev
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 Totals Over Under
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 Rounds Joshua Pulev
Rounds 1-6 +125 [Bet Now] +1200 [Bet Now]
Rounds 7-12 +200 [Bet Now] +1400 [Bet Now]

Winning Group of Rounds (Alt.) Joshua Pulev
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 Round Joshua Pulev
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).