Joshua Vs. Pulev Tale of the Tape

Joshua Pulev
Nationality British Bulgarian
Age 30 38
Height 6’6 6’4
Stance Orthodox Orthodox
Reach 82in 79in
Record 23-1 28-1
KOs 21 14
Rounds 103 203
Debut 2013 2009
Nickname AJ The Cobra

Pulev vs. Joshua Odds

Pulev vs. Joshua Odds bovada MyBookie gtbets
Anthony Joshua -1400 -1400 -1450
Kubrat Pulev +750 +750 +750

The oddsmakers are deeply favoring Joshua for this matchup. Many might say this match will be highly underwhelming for Joshua, as he should win easily, without a hitch. If you are liking the looks of Pulev winning, the odds in the +750 range are pretty great for an underdog.

Anything could happen, and with Joshua losing his first fight in December, betting on Pulev could be on a lot of sports bettor’s minds right now.

Result of Pulev’s Victory

What would happen if Pulev wins? As you know, Joshua is defending his IBF heavyweight title, and a loss to Pulev could be a huge issue in terms of his career trajectory. Between a loss to Pulev and the loss to Andy Ruiz Jr., many would suggest his time at the top is over.

Tyson Fury and Wilder will be fighting sometime this summer, and a Fury victory could fast track an opponent for Joshua for sometime in December. But, a loss to Pulev could throw a huge wrench in the hopes of ever seeing a Joshua vs Fury fight, and likely – Joshua could retire.

There is a lot riding on the outcome of these two fights, and Joshua has to win to keep the momentum going.

joshua vs pulev odds

Will there be a Knockout?

Everyone loves betting on a knockout method of victory. When it comes to betting on boxing props like the method of victory, you have quite a few different options, and the odds are juiced up due to the low probability of winning your bet. However, we are guessing many will be looking for the KO betting odds since Joshua has been insisting he will KO Pulev in the 11th round.

Can he see the future? Does he have it all mapped out? Whatever the case may be, he’s gift-wrapping a prop bet for you and many likely will take the bait.

Pulev hasn’t had a big win in some time, his last few fights have been against Chisora and Tyson Fury’s cousin Hughie. His only loss was to Klitschko in 2014, and he hasn’t really faced a tough competitor since then. He’s older, and the odds of him winning by knockout are slim, to say the least. So we wouldn’t even suggest looking at that bet. Our suggestion if you are planning to bet on the method of victory is taking Joshua by KO, TKO or DQ.

Method of Victory Props MyBookie
Joshua by KO, TKO or DQ -250
Pulev by KO, TKO or DQ +800
Joshua by Decision +275
Draw +2800
Pulev by Decision +2200