Joshua heavier than Povetkin at title weigh

Brenda Watkins
September 22, 2018

Anthony Joshua returns to the ring at Wembley Stadium this evening as he takes on Alexander Povetkin. He has won 24 of his fights by knockouts while 10 have ended in his favour by unanimous decisions.

It will be AJ's first fight since he beat Joseph Parker on points in March with Povetkin knocking out David Price on the undercard of that fight. The one loss came at the hands of Klitschko back in 2013.

Joshua has a significant height and reach advantage of several inches over Povetkin, the 2004 Olympic champion.

Joshua said Povetkin was one of the toughest challengers.

The last time the 28-year-old fought at the national stadium, however, he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in stunning fashion, climbing off the canvas to stop the Ukrainian in the 11th round.

Wilder has held the WBC title since January 2015.

Also after engaging in an icy final stare-down, Alexander Povetkin is feeling "no pressure" ahead of today's heavyweight clash with Anthony Joshua.

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Meanwhile, Joshua was over a stone-and-a-half heavier than Povetkin as they weighed in for their fight at Wembley on Friday, Skysports reports.

"It's a very comfortable and good weight for me, I feel great", Skysports quoted him as saying via a translator. I have prepared for speed and power. "I know how to fight, but the question is what I can take when it comes back".

"Roll with the punches, what more can I do than give my best. I don't make predictions, it will be an interesting and thrilling fight".

"Wembley is there - a date and a location - it's just the person who wants to step up and fight me".

"He's going to be quick, going to be fast, so I'll put on my dancing shoes and be fast with my feet", Joshua told Skysports.

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