Anthony Joshua Sensationally Knocks Out Alexander Povetkin At Wembley Stadium

Anthony Joshua Sensationally Knocks Out Alexander Povetkin At Wembley Stadium

Anthony Joshua Sensationally Knocks Out Alexander Povetkin At Wembley Stadium

In London for Saturday's unified heavyweight title showdown between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin, top contender Dillian Whyte spoke to DAZN and revealed a message he received from WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder, telling the Brit they won't be fighting anytime soon.

Joshua first wobbled Povetkin with a right hand, followed by a left before the telling left hook and right hand sent the challenger crashing to the canvas. Joshua jumped on Povetkin with another combination that forced the referee to jump in and stop the fight.

Alexander Povetkin scaled his lightest for almost nine years at yesterday's weigh-in but says he does not feel any pressure ahead of tonight's world heavyweight title challenge against Anthony Joshua, despite giving away more than 24 pounds to the champion.

Povetkin, 39, is a former WBA champion and went into the clash with Joshua with a 34-1 record. "I realised he was strong to the head but weak to the body", declared Joshua after his victory.

Joshua, 28, had a significant height and reach advantage of several inches over Povetkin.

The fight promises to be Joshua's toughest bout since his thrilling stoppage of former champion Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April a year ago.

If with Joshua's past two fights there was a frustration that he did not defeat Carlos Takam and Joseph Parker as convincingly as he would have hoped, there is also the reality that, similarly to Klitschko, they are yet to recover from those defeats.

The undercard of that fight saw Povetkin serve notice of his formidable punching power with a sickening knockout of Britain's David Price. This fight is definitely on and I can't wait, man.

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

"The one who's toughest will come out victorious".

American Wilder, 32, and Briton Fury, 30, agreed a fight in August.

The dominant win was just what Joshua needed after his two biggest rivals, fellow Briton Tyson Fury and WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder, announced they have signed contracts to fight December 1. He started well, too, exploding out of the blocks to land a few good shots, and produce blood from Joshua's nose.

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