Joshua retains titles, knocks out Povetkin


Anthony Joshua retained his IBF, IBO, WBO and WBA titles after defeating Russian WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin at the Wembley Stadium in London on Saturday.

The champion, whose both parents come from Sagamu in Ogun State, Nigeria, dropped Povetkin with a brutal assault in the seventh round and then floored the WBA mandatory challenger again to signal a sudden and dramatic ending to his title defence.

The win, which was watched by an estimated 80,000 fans at Wembley, had a reported £26m purse with Joshua expected to take home up to £20m while Povetkin will receive £6m.


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