The Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin fight is just around the corner. Dozens of sites around the web will be offering the match, but you can easily tune in through Kodi. Below, we’ll explore how you can watch Joshua vs. Povetkin on Kodi live.

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Source: DAZN

Depending on where you live, you can watch Joshua vs. Povetkin on Kodi using the DAZN addon (read on for full details). DAZN is an official addon available through the official Kodi addon repository. There may be other options users may try to explore as well.

None Kodi users can check out our separate guide to watching Joshua vs/ Povetkin online.

Warning: Your ISP can see your Kodi streams and web browsing

When you connect to different streams on Kodi or elsewhere on the web, your ISP can see the data you send and receive. Your ISP can then use that data for a variety of purposes, including selling it to third parties or reporting it to different companies or authorities seeking information.

To protect your online privacy when streaming through Kodi or browsing the web, we recommend connecting to a VPN. Not only can a VPN mask your identity and streaming activities, but it can also help you bypass geographic content blocks that keep you from watching the sports you want.

Of the options we’ve tested for Kodi, we recommend ExpressVPN. It has military-grade encryption, thousands of servers, and the capacity to handle sports streams quickly and efficiently. ExpressVPN also supports 3 simultaneous streams, making it easy to install and use on multiple devices at once. It’s also one of the few VPNs to work with the DAZN addon that will allow you to stream the fight.

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Warning: Kodi should only be used for content to which you have the legal right to access. Neither the Kodi Foundation nor Comparitech advocates the use of Kodi for piracy.

Unofficial Kodi addons for Joshua vs. Povetkin

There are several Kodi addons users may seek to watch the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight for free. These include:

  • Planet MMA
  • SportsDevil
  • Ultra IPTV
  • Skynet
  • White Devil Streams
  • Chronos
  • Cerebro IPTV

There are many more than these as well. We do not recommend these options for Kodi users. While they may provide the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight for free or at a low cost, they also come with unique risks to privacy and security.

Third-party Kodi addons are more likely to carry malware and are more likely to be hijacked and used to spy on a users’ system. Additionally, these addons may not be offering an official stream for the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight, and will likely stream in poor quality.

The following official source will provide users access to Anthony vs. Povetkin with no hassle and little to no security risks.

Best Kodi addon for Joshua vs. Povetkin: DAZN

The Joshua vs. Povetkin fight will be broadcast by several online streaming services, including:

  • Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and Ireland
  • DAZN in the US and Canada
  • Sky Arena in New Zealand
  • Main Event in Australia

In most of these locations, the match is strictly a Pay-Per-View event. Unfortunately, there are no official Kodi addons that provide PPV access without restriction. However, there is a workaround.

DAZN is a sports streaming service, and it has a working Kodi addon available through the official Kodi addon repository. Additionally, DAZN is available in the UK, Germany, Italy, and Japan. DAZN allows you to take your account to any country where it’s available and offers you that country’s broadcast library.

For boxing fans, and Joshua vs. Povetkin in particular, that means if you have or create a DAZN account in the UK, Germany, Italy, or Japan, and then connect to Express VPN, you can still watch the fight. Furthermore, DAZN offers a one-month free trial, making it easy to create an account, load up your VPN, connect through Kodi, and watch the fight.

How to setup and use the DAZN Kodi addon

To watch the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight on Kodi using DAZN, do the following:

  • Sign up for DAZN on the website
  • Log into DAZN to make sure your account credentials work
  • Open Kodi, and then head click on Addons on the left
  • Click on the Package symbol on the top left

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  • Now, click on Install from repository
  • Locate the Kodi addon repository and click on it, then click on Video addons
  • Finally, locate the DAZN addon, then click Install

DAZN addon

When you open DAZN for the first time, it will ask you to enter your username (email) and password. After entering this information, you’ll get to the main menu, from which you can select your streams. You should see the fight listed under “Upcoming” if you’re in the US or Canada.

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But what if you’re outside of the US or Canada? You’ll need to connect to an ExpressVPN server located in either the US or Canada first. Other VPNs may work, such as NordVPN or CyberGhost. We tested a few but found ExpressVPN worked consistently, while some others, like IPVanish, did not work with DAZN at all.

It should be noted that DAZN employs very heavy VPN blocking. To date, we’ve found a VPN only works with DAZN Canada. Those looking to watch the fight will likely need to connect to a Canadian server. 

We recommend you sign up for both DAZN and your VPN service before the fight and test to make sure they work. ExpressVPN offers a 30 day money-back guarantee so you can test it works first (although we has no issues with it during our testing) and cancel if there are issues. 

Related: How to watch Joshua vs. Povetkin live online from anywhere

Joshua vs. Povetkin: Fight card, event, and match details

Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin are heading toward a must-see fight over the WBA heavyweight title. The fight is scheduled for this Saturday, September 22, at 6 PM GMT+1 / 1 PM EST. The fight is taking place at Wembley Stadium in Wembley, England.

There’s more on the fight card than just the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight as well. In all, there are 6 fights scheduled for the event. The entire fight card includes:

    • Dana Remezan vs. TBD – Light-Heavyweight
    • Shakhram Giyasov vs. Julio Laguna – Welterweight
    • Sergey Kuzmin vs. David Price – WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship
    • Matty Askin vs. Lawrence Okolie – British Cruiserweight Championship
    • Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy – WBC Lightweight World Title Final Eliminator
    • Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin – IBF, WBA (Super), WBO and IBO World Heavyweight Championship

You can also watch a number of other events on DAZN and Kodi leading up to the main event on September 22. That includes:

  • Public workouts on 9/19
  • Press conference with Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin on 9/20
  • Fighter weigh-in on 9/21

There’s a chance you may also find yourself holding onto DAZN for future events through Kodi. For example, you can watch Bellator MMA fights on DAZN, such as McKee vs. Macapa.

For more, read our article on how to watch live boxing on Kodi.