Anthony Joshua delivered a devastating knockout in the seventh round to defeat Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday and retain his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight championship belts.
The fight is the first of a two-match deal Joshua has agreed to stage at Wembley Stadium, with the second due to take place in April next year. His plan to become the undisputed world heavyweight champion may have to wait a little longer as WBC title holder Deontay Wilder announced earlier in the day a showdown with Joshua’s compatriot and former world champion Tyson Fury on 1 December in the United States
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Anthony Joshua put it all on the line to produce the most spectacular and important knockout of his career. At least one of Britain’s Russia problems has been solved. After an edgy, perilous first half to this fight, Anthony Joshua removed Alexander Povetkin with a spectacular flurry that soothed anxieties about the direction of his career.