Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Povetkin

Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Povetkin

Joshua weighs in 11 kilograms heavier than Povetkin

When it was put to Joshua that losing would not end his career, he replied: "One hundred percent and I know that it could happen because I know how tough this sport is".

Takam had been the favourite against Dereck Chisora in July but lost via a shock stoppage that suggested the punishment he absorbed from Joshua had ensured his decline, and on that same evening Parker unexpectedly lost to Dillian Whyte, ending his options at world level.

And this is how social media reacts to Anthony Joshua's victory over his challenger Alexander povetkin.

Britain's Anthony Joshua and Russia's Alexander Povetkin pose during the weigh-in at the Business Design Centre in London, Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. After knocking Povetkin to the ground, Joshua waited for the referee to complete his count - which the 39-year-old survived - before immediately setting on him and ending the fight in spectacular fashion.

Anthony Joshua during the press conference at Wembley Stadium, London.

Povetkin got up but was sensibly stopped as Joshua pummelled him with punches in front of a crowd close to 80,0000 at Wembley Stadium. But Povetkin was throwing and landing more power shots than Joshua at this point.

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Povetkin had a cut open up by his left eye in the fourth round, and by the fifth round Joshua had landed 30 jabs to the 2 jab that Povetkin landed.

Povetkin looked hurt but was able to get back to his feet, but was still badly hurt.

'Povetkin was going to be sharp early, but AJ between 5 and 7 rounds.

Povetkin's career has been marred by failed drug tests, but after finishing up a drug suspension a year ago, Povetkin returned to form, knocking out David Price in his last fight to become the mandatory challenger to Joshua's title.

Then come the seventh round he unleashed a flurry of punches to send Povetkin down.

"Well, s-- just got serious".

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