The sports world turns its attention to Wimbley Stadium on Saturday night, where 90,000 fans will be in attendance to watch heavyweight juggernauts Wladimir Klitschko and Anthony Joshua battle it out in what is easily one of the most anticipated fights of the year.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch:
Joshua vs. Klitschko Viewing Info
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time & TV Channel, UK: Sky Sports Box Office. Coverage starts at 6 p.m., while the main event is tentatively scheduled for 10 p.m. You can read here for more information
Time & TV Channel, United States: Showtime will have live coverage starting at 4:15 p.m. ET, while HBO will have delayed coverage starting at 10:45 p.m. ET/PT. The main event is tentatively scheduled for 5 p.m. ET
Live Stream, United States: Showtime Anytime or Sling TV. You can click here for a more complete rundown of live stream information
Joshua vs. Klitschko Odds & Preview
In a battle of youth vs. experience, it’s the former who is being pegged as the favorite. Oddsmakers have Joshua at -260, while Klitschko is a +200 underdog.
Books actually opened with both fighters at -115, but early action on the 27-year-old moved the line in his direction.
Joshua boasts massive power thanks to his huge 6-foot-6 (198 cm) frame, but he also combines that with a rare blend of athleticism and agility. In 18 fights, he has 18 knockouts and has been pushed past the third round on just two occasions.
Throw in the fact that Klitschko is 41 years old and obviously didn’t look great in his last fight, a unanimous decision loss to Tyson Fury in November 2015, and Joshua’s status as the favorite isn’t all that surprising.
“I think Anthony Joshua has got a good chance,” said former world champion Frank Bruno. “He’s got youth on his side, he’s a very powerful puncher and could potentially knock Klitschko out very early.”
Still, Klitschko is one of the all-time greats for a reason. Even if he doesn’t have the power he once had, he’ll come with a calculated gameplan, and he’ll certainly bring much more of a challenge than Joshua’s previous opponents.