Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Povetkin To Retain Heavyweight Championship


Anthony Joshua knocks Alexander Povetkin out in round 7 to retain world heavyweight titles on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. 
Anthony Joshua victory saw Povetkin suffer his first knock-out defeat in his boxing career. 

Joshua extend his unbeaten professional record to 22 wins from 22 fights, with 21 knockouts in front of a raucous home crowd.

A previously close contest turned in Joshua’s favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right hand and left hook.
Povetkin gamely beat the count but Joshua piled in before referee Steve Gray stopped the contest at one minute and 59 seconds of the seventh round.
“Povetkin is a very tough challenger and he proved it tonight,” Joshua told Sky Sports. “I realised he was strong to the head but weak to the body.” “I got my knockout streak back, I found my right hand again.”
Joshua was putting his International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation belts on the line against 39-year-old Russian challenger Povetkin. 

P.S- AJ is the first boxer ever to knock out Povetkin. 

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