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How odds have moved for the Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev heavyweight title bout

We break down betting line movement for the long awaited fight for Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight titles.

Anthony Joshua (left) and Kubrat Pulev pose for a photo during the press conference at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images

Wembley Stadium will play host to one of the biggest biggest heavyweight fight of the year this Saturday to close out the 2020 calendar. IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO champion Anthony Joshua will face off against 10th ranked contender Kubrat Pulev with the fight available for purchase via live stream at Sky Sports and DAZN. The British location means the main event will likely get underway sometime after 5 p.m. ET.

The British-born Joshua is 23-1 and fighting for the first time in 2020. Joshua last fought in December 2019, claiming a unanimous decision over Andy Ruiz Jr. The victory allowed him to reclaim his four title belts after losing them to Ruiz six months prior in a stunning seventh round TKO.

The Bulgarian-born Pulev is the IBF’s mandatory challenger to Joshua. He is 28-1 and hasn’t lost since suffering a fifth round knockout at the hands of then champ Wladimir Klitschko. He’s held regional heavyweight championship belts prior to this fight and last fought in November 2019, beating Rydell Booker via unanimous decision.

Joshua is a sizable favorite for this fight and has seen movement in his favor. He opened at -1111 in the two-way market, while Pulev opened at +545. Joshua opened at -1000 in the 3-way market while Pulev opened at +650. Below are the current odds midway through fight-week.

Current odds


Anthony Joshua: -1250
Kubrat Pulev: +600

Moneyline 3-way

Anthony Joshua: -1115
Kubrat Pulev: +650
Tie: +3300

Winning Method

Joshua by KO, TKO, DQ: -305
Joshua by points (after 12 rounds): +333
Pulev by KO, TKO, DQ: +900
Pulev by points (after 12 rounds): +2000
Tie: +3300

To go the distance

Yes: +275
No: -400

Total rounds

Over 6.5: -125
Under 6.5: -106

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