Joshua Vs Povetkin Next on Sky Sports Box Office
Joshua Vs Povetkin Next on Sky Sports Box Office in September from Wembley Stadium
Anthony Joshua was calling out for a heavy puncher as his next opponent, and now he’s got what he asked for.
In a perfect career that has seen AJ take out one challenger after the next, this time it was AJ who was coaxed into taking on the big punching Russian heavyweight Alexander Povetkin.
We can expect Povetkin to get into that ring with a single mind and intention and that is knockout Joshua. For Povetkin, this is his last chance to add a world title to his record, and at 38 years of age, such chances are quickly diminishing.
This also means an extra reason to attack Joshua with everything that he’s got. In his fight against Wladimir Klitschko, Alexander Povetkin may have lost by unanimous decision, but his ability to get back up on his feet 4 times is a testament to his sheer grit.
Considering a fighter that both Povetkin and Joshua have faced before—Carlos Takam, Povetkin ended the fight in what many would agree a much more superb way than Joshua did. All these considered, it makes good sense for AJ to be wary of the Russian.
On September 22 these two great heavyweights go at it at the Wembley stadium in a match that will be shown live on Sky Sports box office.
Live On Sky Sports Box Office
In an interview with Sky Sports, Joshua said, “I used to kind of look at it as a professional thing where it never overlooks your opponent, and I do really get that. He also added,” the end goal is to become undisputed a champion, i.e. get a gold medal (he was referring to the fight against Povetkin being like a tournament), but I have to fight Povetkin, and I have to concentrate on what’s next.
“It’s one step, Povetkin isn’t my end all and be all. I’m in a tournament, I’ve got to beat Povetkin, I’ve got to beat Wilder, then I’ll achieve my goal of getting that gold medal, and becoming the undisputed champion of the world.
The last time Alexander Povetkin was on British soil was on the undercard of AJ vs Parker where he knocked out David Prince in sensational style.
When asked about his match with Povetkin, Joshua said, I’m going to go there, meet him head on and take him out.
“It’s a banana skin for those reasons because we are both warriors, we like a scrap”.
Joshua says that he takes Povetkin dead serious and appreciates the fact that he is still able to knock out opponents at this level.