Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin preview, streaming

Carla Harmon
September 22, 2018

The 28-year-old Londoner will put his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation titles on the line against Russia's Alexander Povetkin.

"We've been away for a while, we're back now with Alexander Povetkin", Joshua told a news conference on Thursday.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KO's) went the distance for the first time in his professional career in March when he outpointed Joseph Parker. successfully defended his titles against Joseph Parker back in March.

Povetkin, like Joshua a former Olympic champion with his moment of glory coming in Athens in 2004, served notice of his punching power on the undercard of that bout, with a sickening knockout of Britain's David Price.

"Skills and technique apart, we both have a big heart and can dig deep", said Joshua.

"Povetkin is unsafe", Joshua said in the build-up to tonight's fight.

That one loss, by a unanimous decision, came against Wladimir Klitschko in October 5, 2013, incidentally the same day Joshua was making his professional debut against Emanuele Leo. He is one of the lightest heavyweights but that means he has speed.Povetkin, speaking through a translator, said: "I think I am in very good shape, I've had a good camp".

"Not only this fight with Povetkin - every fight I've been in and every future fight I'll be in". The fight will show everything. Joshua has promised a breaking down job, the crowd will want a knockout and Povetkin will be determined to crash the Wembley party. Anthony is a very strong fighter but I am just as strong.

"Just signed my portion of the contract of the Wilder versus Fury fight".

"I know you've got a big punch, I know you're big, I know you've got a big mouth and I know you want to win but you don't want it like I do".

Joshua is also heavier than he was in March ahead of his fight against Joseph Parker.

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