Anthony Joshua noted the powerful blow of Povetkin and his speed
British boxer Anthony Joshua, heavyweight champion, commented on the fight against the Russian Alexander Povetkin. On Saturday, Joshua knocked out Povetkin in the seventh round, after which the Russian even needed an oxygen mask.
"Povetkin could hurt me, he is strong, he has heavy blows - I will not cheat and he is fast enough for his weight." If he had definitely hit certain blows, I would have had serious problems, "Joshu said.
The fight between the world champion in the versions of the World Boxing Association (WBA, with the super prefix), the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Joshua and Povetkin took place in London at the Wembley Stadium on September 22.
It is interesting that after the fight, Joshua went into Povetkin's locker room and thanked him for a good fight. "Good luck, Povetkin." All the best for the future, "Joshua wrote in his Twitter.
Note that after the battle there were statistics and referee notes of the championship match at Wembley: Joshua made a bet on jabs, and Povetkin dealt more precise power strikes.