Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Fight Preview

Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua takes on power punching Alexander Povetkin in a battle of heavyweight titans which will be an unforgettable night for you and your important guests. Technical wizard Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua is known for his perfect punching form, nimble movement and insane power; while Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin carries one of the hardest right hands on Earth, and poses a threat to anyone who stands in a ring with him.

To get a sense of how good AJ really is, here’s a quick reminder of his 2017 slaying of former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko.

Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko, Wembley Stadium, April 2017

With three world titles on the line, Anthony Joshua stepped into the Wembley Stadium ring in front of an all-time record attendance for the stadium.

His opponent, forty-one year old Ukrainian Klitschko, arrived in the ring minutes later. He walked out, as he always has done, to the trademark sound of ‘Can’t Stop’ by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. ‘Can’t Stop’ was also his mission objective for the night – he was there to prove he was the king of the heavyweights, and all challengers are to be eliminated.

Joshua had other ideas.

The Englishman left victorious, after an eleventh round technical knockout of the long-time ruler of the division. He made the short trip home to Watford that night with three belts around his waist – the IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) world championship belts.

Klitschko’s ability to keep up with the next generation of heavyweights had been brought to question, having lost decisively to Tyson Fury in his previous bout. Fury’s unorthodox style posed very different threats to Klitschko than Joshua’s textbook-accurate boxing – with AJ’s style almost mirroring that of Wald.

The first few rounds were as edge-of-your-seat exciting as a world championship boxing match should be. Both fighters looked confident of their ability to win but were also cautious of the speed and power of their opponent. Who can blame them? Heavyweight boxing is a dangerous game; both men have knocked out the majority of their opponents and are well aware of the 0 to 100 explosive power standing opposite them.

The first round was the most cautious. Neither man wanted to risk an embarrassing early exit by coming in too hard and leaving himself open for counter attacks. Both were also keen to get readings of their opponent, world titles are won and lost in the detail, so the early rounds had a little more technique than raw boxing action. This early studying of Klitschko’s movements are where AJ won it, and used them to finish the job off in the eleventh.

Klitschko was the first to land a knockdown. A quick, short jab followed by a straight right that landed flush to AJ’s chin and sent the Brit to the canvas in the sixth round. Anthony Joshua was still awake as he was knocked down, quickly recovered to an eight count and gained an aggression not seen prior to losing his footing.

However, this aggression was lost again by round number seven, letting Klitschko take control of a couple of close rounds, and forcing AJ’s corner to demand more from their man. Joshua was tiring and hadn’t found his second wind, and he wouldn’t until the tenth – it was a damage limitation job for the time being.

As the half hour mark loomed, Anthony Joshua began to move on the front foot more. His energy was back, there was fire is his eyes and hunger in his belly. He stopped giving Wladimir Klitschko even a second of breathing time, as the Ukrainian does his best work moving forward in the open. From there on out, scrappy and dangerous was the recipe for AJ’s success, with his corner constantly calling out for more action.

Finally, the enormous power of Englishman Joshua found its mark. The iron chin of Klitschko was put to the test as Joshua swung both hands furiously. The tough Ukrainian was wobbled in the middle of the canvas by a vicious uppercut, and AJ followed up with more shots as Wladimir “Dr Steelhammer” Klitschko made his way to the canvas in Joshua’s corner.

Klitschko took the eight-count well, but hadn’t full reset himself, taking a further barrage in the form of a beautifully opportunistic combination from Anthony Joshua, with the final left hook stiffening Klitschko for a second count in the same round.

With Klitschko somehow recovering again, Joshua needed to get even scrappier to win, pressuring Wladimir Klitschko into his own corner and beating him up with hooks and uppercuts, before referee Dave Fields stepped in to save the Ukrainian from any more damage.

Anthony Joshua takes on Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium for the IBF, IBO, WBA (Super) and WBO world championship titles. Our luxury packages include tickets with excellent views of Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin from premium seating.


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The Anthony Joshua fight now has limited places remaining. This Wembley Stadium showcase will prove to be one of the most exclusive events on the sporting calendar.

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Anthony Joshua returns to Wembley Stadium this September

Watch Anthony Joshua make his triumphant return to the arena where it happened. In April 2017, the man-mountain Wladimir Klitschko was struck down in front of a colossal 90,000 Wembley crowd. Here was where Anthony Joshua cemented himself into the history books – he will be hoping to continue on this path to join the ranks of heavyweight legends like Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali.

The 6’6’’ towering inferno of raw talent and brute force strength that is Anthony Joshua is ready to put his IBF, WBA, WBO titles on the line against Povetkin. However, the challenger must feel a strong sense of anticipation towards Anthony Joshua’s 21-0 career wins, 20 by knockout. Will Povetkin be the first to smear a mark on that perfect record? Or can Anthony Joshua make it a 21st knockout? All this will be revealed and more with The Sapphire Hospitality Package at Wembley Stadium.

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Anthony Joshua: British Champ Faces Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium

It’s been confirmed! Britain’s Anthony Joshua will face Russia’s Alexander Povetkin in a captivating night of box office entertainment at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 22nd September.

28-year-old Joshua, who stands at a towering 6’6’’, currently holds the WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World titles. His rival, Alexander Povetkin, is a WBA mandatory challenger, and one who can certainly pose a dangerous threat when given the opportunity.

All eyes will be on Joshua, however, who currently boasts a 21-0 record (20 wins by knockout).

Wembley Stadium has certainly proved a happy hunting ground for the 28-year-old Brit. It was the scene of his historic triumph over legendary Champion Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017, where he produced the performance of a lifetime to claim the WBA crown in an unforgettable battle in front of a post-war record crowd of 90,000.

Having since beaten Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in March, the British Champ had this to say ahead of his upcoming fight: “I can’t wait to get back in the ring. The end of March feels a long time ago now.

“Povetkin is a serious challenge that I will prepare meticulously for, he has serious pedigree, and only a fool would underestimate what he brings to the table.

“Training hasn’t stopped for me, but the next 10 weeks ahead will be intense both mentally and physically. I will push myself to breaking point to make sure I am in peak condition for another huge night for British boxing at Wembley Stadium on September 22.”

Joshua’s challenger Alexander Povetkin, is certainly no man to trifled with. Once a WBA champion, he now holds a record of 34-1 with his most recent victory involving a brutal knock-out on David Price on the Joshua-Parker undercard. He now predicts a memorable battle against his fellow Olympic gold medallist, Joshua.

“Anthony Joshua has four belts and I want them all.,” said Povetkin. “I’m glad that our fight will finally take place, the meeting of two Olympic champions in the ring is destined to be a breathtaking event.”

Joshua became IBF heavyweight champion by defeating American boxer, Charles Martin at London’s O2 Arena in 2016. He added the WBA belt to his collection the following year by defeating the aforementioned Ukranian, Wladimir Klitschko, at Wembley Stadium. His bout with Povetkin is arguably one of his toughest yet!

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Anthony Joshua: British Champ Faces Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium

It’s been confirmed! Britain’s Anthony Joshua will face New Zealand’s Joseph Parker in a captivating World Heavyweight Unification fight at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff on 31st March.

28-year-old Joshua, who stands at a towering 6’6’’, currently holds the IBF and WBA belts, whilst his opponent Parker stands as the reigning WBO Champion.

Joshua will certainly have fond memories of the Principality Stadium, having already successfully defended his titles against Carlos Takam at the famed Cardiff venue last October.

The British Champ who currently, boasts a perfect 20-0 record (all wins by KO), said: “These fights aren’t easy because there is a lot on the line – so respect to team Parker for taking the challenge.

“I’m looking forward to it. Training camp is underway and before you know, 31 March will upon us.”

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, hailed the prospect of two reigning champions meeting in Britain for the first time, stating its significance as a major step towards one heavyweight holding all four belts, a feat which is rare in any weight division, and never among heavyweights.

In terms of global resonance, the bout will signify a major step forward for Britain as they become the focus of the heavyweight championship of the world, a prize that was once the richest in sport.

Joshua’s challenger Joseph Parker, is certainly not a man to be underestimated. Having maintained an undefeated record in 24 professional fights, 18 of which won by knockout, he represents a formidable fighting opponent.

The 26-year-old New Zealander stated: “Anthony Joshua is in for a huge shock. A couple of months ago I heard him say: ‘Why should I be worried about this little kid from New Zealand?’

“Well, now he’s about to find out. And the world is about to find out whether AJ can really take a punch.”

Joshua became IBF heavyweight champion by defeating American boxer, Charles Martin at London’s O2 Arena in 2016. He added the WBA belt to his collection the following year by defeating Ukranian, Wladimir Klitschko, in front of 90,000 jubilant fans at Wembley Stadium.

Whoever takes home the spoils in March will be certain to face the undefeated American, Deontay Wilder, who currently holds the fourth belt in the heavyweight division. With no boxer having held all four heavyweight belts simultaneously, 2018 could well mark a significant year in the history of boxing.

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