World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Set For Title Defense Against Alexander Povetkin


World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua Set For Title Defense Against Alexander Povetkin

By Olamide Ayo-Olumoko

Nigerian British World Boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles against Russian challenger, Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on 22 September.

The 28-year-old who has been unbeaten in 21 professional bouts, faces 38-year-old Povetkin, who has suffered only one defeat since his professional debut in 2005, losing by unanimous decision to Wladimir Klitschko in Moscow in 2013.

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Joshua said in a statement: “I can’t wait to get back in the ring. The end of March feels a long time ago now,” said Joshua. “Povetkin is a serious challenger 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.”

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