UK boxer Joe Joyce is an up-and-coming star who returns to the ring on Saturday 23rd February 2019 for a heavyweight showdown with the Haitian-Canadian slugger Bermane Stiverne at the O2 Arena in London.
Bermane Stiverne lost his WBA title to none other than Deontay Wilder back in 2015 and this fight is sure to attract a large crowd of boxing fans to the famous venue for this important match-up. Stiverne has not been the most active boxer in recent years – he was last seen in November of 2017, where he lost, again to Deontay Wilder, this time via a vicious knockout.
For a 40-year old fighter, Stiverne has only had 29 fights and lost just three times. However, this bout does look to be set up nicely for the homeboy fighter Joe Joyce here, who is now 7-0 in professional bouts and has been living up to his nickname of “The Juggernaut”.
Joe Joyce vs Bermane Stiverne Odds
The Joe Joyce Vs Bermane Stiverne betting odds are very much in favour of Joyce, who is the -1400 favourite at William Hill and as low as -2500 with the bet365 Sportsbook at the time of writing. If you do fancy the upset here, the underdog Bermane Stiverne can be backed at +800 at bet365*.
The main question here is how much fight does Stiverne have left in him? Is he just turning up as a ‘name fighter’ for Joyce to beat en route to bigger things? Or is he just going to the UK for the payday? Most likely yes to both.
Stiverne looks a perfect opponent for Joyce and along with Stiverne being an inactive fighter, he’s also fighting in Britain for the first time and entering the proverbial lion’s den at the O2 Arena.
Joe Joyce vs Bermane Stiverne Prediction
The Joyce vs Stiverne betting odds suggest this fight will be one way traffic in favour of the home fighter.
One of Joyce’s key attributes is his athleticism and movement – for a very large man he can move like few heavyweights in the world. He also has power to boot and obviously comes with a very strong amateur background with a silver medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.
Our boxing prediction for this fight is that Joe Joyce will start fast with measured pressure, looking to test the early guard of Stiverne. As the fight wears on into a few rounds, Joyce should begin to find the openings required to make a statement win.
Joe Joyce vs Bermane Stiverne Betting Picks
For the reasons stated above we are backing Joe Joyce to beat Bermane Stiverne by way of Knockout. Also, as the fight draws closer, look out for any good betting odds on the ‘Under 5.5 Rounds’ in the ‘Over/Under’ Total Rounds betting markets.
- Method Of Victory – Joe Joyce to win by KO, TKO or DQ
- Total Rounds – Under 5.5
Joe Joyce vs Bermane Stiverne Live Streaming
This will be a huge PPV (Pay Per View) box office event in many countries including the UK where it is hosted. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that this fight will be broadcast on any bookmakers sites such as the popular bet365 live streaming. However, be sure to check your local terrestrial,cable and PPV listings to avoid disappointment.
* Odds correct at the time of writing