In the main event of the evening at Wembley Stadium in London, Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) scored a TKO victory in the seventh round over the former world champion Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) and defended his heavyweight titles. The time was 1:59.
A live broadcast of the boxing evening, in the main event of which the fans will see the confrontation between two heavyweight Olympic champions, Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. There will be three champion titles, WBA, IBF and WBO at the stake of the meeting, which will be on September 22 at the 90-thousand arena of the Wembley Stadium in London.
On September 22 in London, the former heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin will have, perhaps, the last chance to win the world title. At the arena of Wembley Stadium in London Povetkin will fight against the WBA, IBF and WBO title holder Anthony Joshua.
Former light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev will prepare for the rematch with Colombian Eleider Alvarez with the American coach James ‘Buddy’ McGirt. This was reported by Kovalev himself in one of the social networks.
Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) was more than 25 pounds heavier than Alexander Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs) at the official weigh-in before the boxing evening at the Wembley Stadium in London. Joshua showed a weight of 245¼ pounds, Povetkin was 222 pounds. The broadcast of the fight will take place on Sky Sports, DAZN, Match TV, Inter and on the Internet platform FightingVision.com.
Ukrainian heavyweight Vladyslav Sirenko (9-0, 8 KOs) spoke about the training camp with Alexander Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs) and his next fight. "Physically and morally Povetkin is 100% ready. His only disadvantage is his age. But he is a very high-quality fighter, with a good school of amateur boxing and a huge experience as a pro."
WBA interim light heavyweight champion Alexander Gvozdyk (15-0, 12 KOs) explained why he decided to prepare with Teddy Atlas for a fight against Adonis Stevenson (29-1-1, 24 KOs). “This was my decision, and Egis Klimas, my manager, gave me the opportunity to do it. Atlas is an experienced coach who is attentive to small details, I think this is what I need. Now I have a preliminary task, before the start of the training camp, and when Teddy arrives. Then we will already put emphasis,” said Gvozdyk.
Alexander Povetkin on the eve of a fight with Anthony Joshua said that he has become stronger and that he is in much better shape than before the fight with Wladimir Klitschko. The battle of Joshua and Povetkin will be on September 22 in London. Povetkin is a mandatory challenger for one of the Joshua’s titles.
The legendary Filipino Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 38 KOs) announced that his second battle against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (50-0, 27 KOs) could take place in Tokyo. It was in Japan that the boxers met a few days ago and informed in social networks that they are close to an agreement on rematch.
WBSS quarter-final cruiserweight fight between Ruslan Fayfer and Andrew Tabiti will be held on October 13 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Before this fight Fayfer does sparring with Panamanian Guillermo Jones. This was reported by Russian manager Oleg Bogdanov.