Joshua fight time tonight: What time is Anthony Joshua fighting tonight?
22 September 2018 14:39
Anthony Joshua puts his heavyweight titles on the line later this evening when he goes head-to-head with Russia’s Alexander Povetkin, who has only lost once in 35 fights.
The showdown takes place at Wembley Stadium with up to 90,000 fans hoping to see another classic bout.
Joshua’s most recent victory came when he pitted himself against Joseph Parker in Cardiff, while Povetkin knocked out David Price on the same night.
The pair will split a £26million purse from their boxing showpiece, with the British star set to pocket £20m regardless of the result.
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin - What are they saying?
Joshua: "I can't wait to get back in the ring - the end of March feels a long time ago now.
"Povetkin is a serious challenge that I will prepare meticulously for. He has serious pedigree and only a fool would underestimate what he brings to the table.
"It's not the height of the man, it's the fight of the man. He's fought people like me all his life. He's used to tall guys.
"He knows how to slip and throw punches, so I've got to make sure I give him no gaps or openings.
'It's not the height that's the issue - it's how willing and determined he is."
Povetkin: "The battle for the World title has always been my goal. I fought for the moment to face the strongest in the world and on September 22 I get my opportunity.
"Anthony Joshua has four belts and I want them all. I'm glad that our fight will finally take place, the meeting of two Olympic champions in the ring is destined to be a breath-taking event.”
Joshua fight time tonight: Find out what time Anthony Joshua is fighting tonight
What time is Anthony Joshua fighting tonight?
The first bout of the evening is expected to get underway around 6:30pm BST, roughly an hour after the doors open to ticket holders.
The ringwalks for the main event between Joshua and Povetkin will take place at approximately 10pm, with the fight itself starting near 10.30pm.
Fans can get access to all the action for a fee of £19.95, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Sky TV customers can book the event directly through their TV.
Non-existing customers can still book the event online and watch the action through the Sky Sports Box Office app.
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin fight card
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin - WBA Super, WBO, IBF and IBO Heavyweight title fight
Luke Campbell vs Yvan Mendy - WBC Lightweight title final eliminator bout
Lawrence Okolie vs Matty Askin - British Cruiserweight title fight
Sergey Kuzmin vs David Price - WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight title fight
Shakhram Giyasov vs Julio Laguna - Welterweight bout
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin betting tips
Betfair spokesperson Katie Baylis said: “Anthony Joshua is the big odds-on 1/9 favourite as you would expect, but an Alexander Povetkin victory at odds of 7/1 is by far the most popular bet with punters.
“As is often the case in a big fight, punters generally side with the underdog and there are many who do believe that while he is not favoured to win, that he definitely is in with a chance.
“We are also seeing plenty of interest in our knock-down specials with Joshua to be knocked down at 5/1 and Povetkin at 3/1.
“Both to be knocked down is at 10/1 which is proving particularly popular.
“We’ve also boosted a Joshua victory in rounds 1-3 from 9/2 to 6/1 which punters are also flocking to.”