Anthony Joshua overcomes a broken nose to knock out Alexander Povetkin — and it now sets up a winner-takes-all fight with Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua overcomes a broken nose to knock out Alexander Povetkin — and it now sets up a winner-takes-all fight with Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury

Anthony Joshua expertly finished Alexander Povetkin to retain his world heavyweight championship titles in a thrilling, back-and-forth fight at Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday. Joshua showed great heart as he overcame a badly broken nose, bloodied by a horrific uppercut, left hook combination at the end of the first round. Povetkin fought like „a…

Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury ‚not a problem’ says Barry Hearn

Anthony Joshua: Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury ‚not a problem’ says Barry Hearn

Anthony Joshua: ‚Instinct’ told me it was time to knock Povetkin outAnthony Joshua will face the winner of December’s fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury „subject to terms, without a problem in the world”, says Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn. Joshua retained his world heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Russian Alexander Povetkin…

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin: Costello and Bunce assess the ‚new Joshua’

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin: Costello and Bunce assess the ‚new Joshua’

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin Venue: Wembley Stadium Date: Saturday 22 September Coverage: Live text commentary from 20:00 BST on the BBC Sport website „Is Anthony Joshua going to become the biggest draw in boxing history in terms of the average crowd he attracts?” BBC Sport’s boxing correspondent Mike Costello posed the question and believes…

Away from Anthony Joshua, the reality of becoming a professional boxer

Away from Anthony Joshua, the reality of becoming a professional boxer

Bradley Rea is a 20-year-old middleweight from Manchester”Sometimes I wake up and think ‚why don’t I get a proper job and be financially secure, instead of being punched in the head?'” While Anthony Joshua prepares for his next world heavyweight title defence in front of 80,000 at Wembley, 20-year-old Bradley Rea has just made his…

Anthony Joshua to face Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September

Anthony Joshua to face Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September

Joshua was taken the distance for the first time in his career by Parker in his most recent defenceBritain’s Anthony Joshua will defend his world heavyweight titles against Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on 22 September. The 28-year-old unified the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles with a unanimous points win over New…