Anthony Joshua retains heavyweight titles with Knockout win over Povetkin

Anthony Joshua retains heavyweight titles with Knockout win over Povetkin

Alexander Povetkin was dangerous at times Saturday night, but Anthony Joshua ultimately did what he has done to all but one professional opponent.

 

The hard-hitting British superstar dropped Povetkin twice in the seventh round and stopped him in the main event of a seven-bout card that drew an enormous crowd in excess of 80,000 to Wembley Stadium in London.


Referee Steve Gray stopped their scheduled 12-round fight at 1:59 of the seventh round, as soon as Povetkin hit the canvas a second time.

 

The 28-year-old Joshua went off as a 10-1 favorite, according to most Internet sports books, and eventually overpowered Povetkin accordingly.

 

The 6-feet-6, 246¼-pound Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) retained the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles and satisfied the WBA’s mandatory defense by beating Povetkin.

 

He also became the first fighter to knock out Russia’s Povetkin, a former WBA heavyweight champion.

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    JAMES 1 year

    Naija blood no be moimoi, oibo go only sufer imself dem no fit.

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