Anthony Joshua is set to take on Alexander Povetkin to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in what should be a cracking night of boxing on Saturday, 22 September 2018 at the Wembley Stadium. Anthony Joshua failed to agree terms for highly anticipated fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder and in comes the fiery russian Alexander Povetkin who is trying to resurrect his boxing career after couple of failed drug tests in 2016 and 2017. Joshua vs Povetkin is not as big as The Wilder fight but its big enough to attract massive crowds at Wembley and will serve as a good tune up for potential Joshua-Wilder in early 2019.
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin TV Coverage: SkySports Box Office will produce the live coverage in the UK on Pay Per View basis priced at around £16.95 in the United Kingdom. While new streaming service called “DAZN” will have live coverage of the fight on their platform (non-PPV) in the USA. DAZN will be launched on 10th September in the US and it is priced at $9.99 a month with 1 month trial available. We can expect a very loaded undercard which will be confirmed at least 2 weeks before the fight.
|DATE & TIME||Saturday, 22 September 2018. Coverage begins at 07:00 pm uk time on SkySports Box Office with the undercard fights|
|UK Coverage||SkySports Box Office PPV can be bought priced at around £16.95 in the United Kingdom. The coverage begins at around 06:00 p.m uk time with early undercards on SKySports regular channels and by 07:00 p.m it will go into encryption and available to only PPV buyers.|
|Free US Coverage||New streaming service called “DAZN” will be launched on 10th September in the US and they are offering a free 1 month trial after that priced at $9.99 a month. DAZN will have Joshua-Povetkin as their very first major fight.|
|Undercard||We can expect a loaded undercard with couple of other big British boxing names fighting. The undercard will be announced and confirmed at least two weeks before the fight.|
|Main-Event||Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin (not before 23:00 uk time)|
Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker to win WBA title back in March 2018 in what was the first time he was taken to full 12 rounds. Joshua will be looking to make another step towards undisputed heavyweight kingship by beating Alexander Povetkin who is by no means a walkover.