Joshua v Wilder: Odds are against 2018 fight, Povetkin remains firm favorite

Ringside 13/06/2018

Lawrence Lustig

Wembley looks to be the stadium where Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder will square off, with Betway going even-money that the London venue hosts their heavyweight unification fight.

The venue hosted Joshua’s victory over Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017 and the odds suggest it could be the scene of another huge fight, with Wilder the next man to face Joshua there.

It looks likely that the fight will take place in the UK with the site of Joshua’s last two fights, the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, next in the betting at 10/1, while the Manchester Arena is 12/1.

If the fight does happen in the US, the place where Wilder won his WBC heavyweight title, the MGM Grand, looks the most likely at 10/1.

Wilder 5/2 to face Joshua next

Anthony Joshua could finally be set to face Deontay Wilder with Betway going 5/2 that he is the British fighter’s next opponent.

The two heavyweight boxers have been locked in months of negotiations over a heavyweight unification fight and, according to the leading online bookmaker, the mega-fight could be close to being finalised.

Alexander Povetkin, who is the mandatory challenger to Joshua, heads the market at 1/2, while an all-British fight with Tyson Fury looks some way off at 100/1.

Betway’s Alan Alger, said: “Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder is the fight everyone wants to see and if an agreement is reached we think Wembley, at even-money, is the likely venue.

“The London venue heads the betting ahead of the site of Joshua’s last two fights, Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, at 10/1, while it’s also 10/1 for Joshua to have his first fight abroad at the MGM Grand.

“Wilder is the 5/2 second favourite to be Joshua’s next opponent, behind the mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at 1/2, with reports of a deal with the Russian close to being finalised.

“Such reports could mean that we are waiting a little while longer for Joshua v Wilder, with 2019 the even-money favourite to be the year they get in to the ring together.”

Betway – Boxing – Specials


Anthony Joshua next fight:

Alexander Povetkin


Deontay Wilder


Tyson Fury


When will Joshua v Wilder happen:







 Venue of Joshua v Wilder:



Principality Stadium, Cardiff


MGM Grand


Manchester Arena


Madison Square Garden


Barclays Centre, New York


Legacy Arena, Alabama