Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Povetkin, Retains Heavyweight Titles
Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua has successfully defended his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles after a feisty seventh-round knockout over Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night
In the fierce fight which saw blood smeared across his face in the early rounds while Povetkin enjoyed a flying start to proceedings was able to knock out Povetkin in the seventh round.
In the seventh, Joshua landed a huge combination of punches to get Povetkin in trouble and send him crashing down to the mat. Povetkin got up but Joshua unleashed with another big series of shots to secure the stoppage as the referee and Povetkin’s corner stepped in.
This is the first time ever that Povetkin will be knocked out in a professional boxing bout.
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