Joshua stops Povetkin to retain world titles
September 22, 2018 6:00 pm
28-year old Anthony Joshua stopped Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles and reaffirm his status as the world’s leading heavyweight.
Joshua made a slow start and he later unloaded a series of vicious punches to put down the Russian.
He says he was sticking to a plan of breaking down the Russian with shots to his body.
“I came in here to have fun, and give it my best. I knew he was strong to the head but weak to the body. I was just mixing it up. It could have been seven, maybe nine, maybe 12 rounds to get him out of there, but the ultimate aim was to be victorious.”
The British world heavyweight champion has made it 22 fights undefeated.