World champion in heavyweight Anthony Joshua (22-0, 21 KO’s) in London have caused Alexander Povetkin (34-2, 24 KO’s) second defeat of his career.
Protection belts WBA, WBO and IBF Joshua started very unconvincing. At the start of the battle the British occasionally missed a quick swoops Povetkin that almost resulted in a takedown late in the first round, the champion was shaken after a successful combination of the Russian.
In the second round Povetkin managed to break the nose of Joshua. The applicant acted actively, the champion waited and tried to save energy.
Closer to the middle of the battle, Joshua was actively working on the case, Povetkin continued to aim at the head, but now it strikes British saw well and easily snuffed out all attacks.
In the sixth round in the action Povetkin began to appear fatigue. Joshua just that and waited. In the seventh round, the champion made a perfect combination in which Povetkin was in a severe knockdown. The referee in the ring for some reason allowed the Russians to continue the fight – Joshua immediately organized another knock-down, a moment later became a knockout.
Anthony Joshua has maintained an impeccable record and took another step to fight for all the titles in the heavyweight division. The next goal Joshua will be determined on 1 December in a battle between DevTeam Wilder and Tyson fury.
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