Anthony Joshua Finishes Alexander Povetkin In The 7th Round

Toby Graves
September 23, 2018

"That's why I've got to put on my dancing shoes and be sharp with my feet", said Joshua after the last face-to-face appearance between the two before they meet in the ring.

'Hopefully, it's me next, I'm here and ready to fight'.

Anthony Joshua delivers the knockout blow on Alexander Povetkin.

The 28-year-old has been linked to rumored fights against the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.

It was the English boxer's sixth defence of his IBF title, third of the WBA and first of the WBO, while the Russian Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) suffered his second professional defeat, first by stoppage.

Speaking to DAZN, Joshua added: "Ultimately, we're two fighters, two champions in the same division at the same time".

Despite the exhilarating showcase of seeing Joshua play the hits in front of an adoring crowd to preserve his April 13 return at the same stadium (hopefully to face the Wilder-Fury victor to declare an undisputed champion), the performance wasn't without its flaws. I realized he was strong to the head but weak to the body so I was switching it up.

"I would fight all of them".

Wilder, an American, versus former champion Fury is widely regarded as a bigger and more significant fight than Joshua's 22nd professional win, but Joshua insists he wants the victor.

Joshua, who said Thursday that "my well is deep, my heart can definitely go through hell and back", was certainly being tested in the opening exchanges, although he did start to respond with some single-punch jabs.

But if we're being honest, a big part of what has made this new era so much fun, featuring three super heavyweights all standing above 6-foot-6 and all now claiming at least a piece of the heavyweight crown, has been how incredibly vulnerable each can be despite their obvious talent.

"We want that fight now, we want him to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world". "It could be one of the biggest fights in all time".

Joshua knocked out Klitschko at Wembley in April 2017 and the 2012 Olympic champion has not fought at the stadium since then. We will negotiate the fight now. "Never", Fury said in a video posted on Instagram.

"It could have been seven, maybe nine, maybe 12 rounds to get him out of there".

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