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Yesterday, September 22nd 2018, Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KO’s) successfully defended his WBA/WBO/IBF World Heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KO’s).  Povetkin looked good early as he displayed his superior hand speed in round 1.  He landed a brutal combination finishing with a vicious left hook which seemed to break Joshuas nose.  Blood began to pour from it, and Joshua clearly looked bothered by the damage to his nose.  Povetkin continued the combinations in round 2, as AJ certainly looked frazzled and dumbfounded by Povetkin’s early success.

In the 3rd round, Joshua seemed to find his range, and was being much more effective as he boxed Povetkin from the outside.  The 4th was more of the same, as Joshua seemed to be gaining control of the fight.  Povetkin, at age 39, seemed to be losing steam in the 5th round, and the fight would not last much longer.  In the 7th round, AJ landed a huge right hand that badly stunned Povetkin, and a few punches later, he would go down.  Povetkin, on dream street, somehow got up from the knockdown, and was somehow allowed to continue, even though he had no legs under him, and was clearly almost out on his feet.  Joshua bombarded hime with punches, and Povetkin would go down again, this time for good.  Joshua remains the unified World Heavyweight champion, with a 7th round KO victory.

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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Today, Saturday September 22nd 2018, Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KO’s) will defend his WBA/WBO/IBF World Heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin (34-1, 24 KO’s).  The fight will take place at Wembley Stadium in London England, and will air live on Sky Sports at 1pm ET.  The fight will also be available for viewing on Dazn.com at the same time.  In the co-feature, Yvan Mendy (40-4-1, 19 KO’s) and Luke Campbell (18-2, 15 KO’s) will go at it in a 12 round Lightweight bout.  Here is the tale of the tape and predictions:

Alexander Povetkin Tale of The Tape Anthony Joshua
34 Wins 21
1 Losses 0
24 KOs 20
0 Draws 0
35 Total Fights 21
69% KO% 95%
6’2″ Height 6’6″
75″ Reach 82″
Orthodox Stance Orthodox
Kursk, Russia Nationality Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
September 2nd, 1979 Date of Birth October 15th 1989

 

PREDICTIONS;

Luke Campbell  —  def  —  Yvan Mendy  —  via  —  Decision

Anthony Joshua  —  def  —  Alexander Povetkin  —  via  —  TKO 9th round

 

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE