Anthony Joshua faces Alexander Povetkin on Saturday 22 September at Wembley Stadium in London. Joshua will be putting his WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight titles on the line against the 39-year-old Russian.
With a fight of this importance, boxing fans everywhere will need to be absolutely sure they don’t miss any action. While some streaming options are more expensive than others, the best way to watch the fight is via Sky Sports Box Office.
The one catch with Sky Sports Box Office is that the only available in the UK. Those wanting to watch the fight outside of the UK will need to use a VPN (virtual private network) to stream the fight on Sky Sports Box Office.
How to stream Joshua v Povetkin
- Select a VPN provider. To unblock Joshua v Povetkin we recommend NordVPN because it has hundreds of super-fast servers around the world, allowing you to stream in HD without buffering or interruptions.
- Navigate to your selected VPN’s website and subscribe.
- Download the VPN software (remember to get the right version for your platform).
- Install and run the VPN software. It will prompt you for your login details.
- Select a server in the UK. Press connect.
- Go to Sky Sports Box Office and sign up for the fight. You are now ready to live stream Joshua v Povetkin on Saturday night!
What about streaming the fight in the US?
DAZN TV - Free stream
DAZN is an international streaming service that launched in the United States on September 10 and will be streaming Joshua v Povetkin online. Unfortunately, DAZN has had a rough start to life in the US, with endless complaints of the streaming service being down during sports events.
The one good thing about DAZN, however, is that the service will open with a one month free trial to new subscribers. This means that if you follow the VPN instructions above (but connecting to a US server!), signing up to DAZN's free trial allows you to stream Joshua v Povetkin for free!
Fight details: Joshua v Povetkin
Joshua v Povetkin Main Fight Card
The main card at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night gets underway at 7 PM BST. Fans can expect the Joshua v Povetkin bout to begin around 11 PM BST (6 PM EST).
- Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin (IBF, WBA and WBO titles)
- Luke Campbell vs Yvan Mendy (Lightweights)
- Marty Askin vs Lawrence Okolie (Cruiserweight)
- Sergey Kuzmin v David Price (Heavyweights)
- Shakram Giyasov v Julio Laguna (Welterweights)
What to expect from Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin
Saturday evening will be Joshua's first fight since defeating Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017. Povetkin's last fight was a KO win over David Price in March of this year.
While many boxing experts are predicting that a high-profile clash with Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury are on the cards for Anthony Joshua following this fight, Povetkin stands as a significant obstacle prior to these fights becoming a reality.
Alexander Povetkin isn't exactly a nobody in the sport, as the Russian also held the WBA (regular) heavyweight title from 2011 to 2013. That being said, Povetkin only recently returned from a one-year ban from the sport for failing a doping test in March 2017.
Both fighters enter the ring with Orthodox stances, although Joshua has a 10 cm height and 18 cm reach advantage over the Russian. Betting experts from Las Vegas have Joshua at 1/9 odds with Povetkin at 7/1 to win on Saturday evening.
Regardless of the outcome, only a single loss between the two fighters (Povetkin lost against Klitschko back in 2013) means that boxing fans are definitely in for a treat this weekend. Enjoy the fight!