"I was watching his fights and taking into account he was missing uppercuts from the left and right," Povetkin explained. Povetkin's victory at Matchroom Headquarters has now put him in line to face the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder for the WBC championship. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Joshua admitted after the fight that he wants to face American Deontay Wilder in his next Wembley showpiece, scheduled for April 13. The Russian boxer went on to say that he had studied Whyte's previous fights and exploited his vulnerability of missing uppercuts from the left and right. Fury, Joshua, Wilder: Who is the best heavyweight boxer right now? I felt confident Whyte would end the fight. One punch completely changed the fight. 07:26 23 Sep 2018, updated 19:20 23 Sep 2018. AJ certainly packs some serious power into those punches, judging by Povetkin’s wounds. "I came in here to have fun, and give it my best. It was a thrilling knockout on a thrilling night. It showed some of the damage Povetkin had suffered after going seven rounds with AJ - but the Russian’s own video, which he uploaded to Instagram, showed the extent of his injuries more clearly. I can't believe it. Got a story tip for Adnan? "We know Povetkin won't be the immediate mandatory, so that frees up Tyson Fury to fight Anthony Joshua if he beats Wilder. The fight was over at this point, despite Povetkin’s best efforts to get back on his feet. All Rights Reserved. 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It showed some of the damage Povetkin had suffered after going seven rounds with AJ - but the Russian’s own video, which he uploaded to Instagram, showed the extent of his injuries more clearly. View the profiles of people named Alexander Povetkin. "It could have been seven, maybe nine, maybe 12 rounds to get him out of there, but the ultimate aim was to be victorious.”. The 32-year-old Brit star came out strong against the veteran Povetkin as he took control of the bout in the early stages. Dillian Whyte says he wants a rematch with Alexander Povetkin by the end of the year as the boxing world reacts to his shock loss on Saturday. Povetkin replied through his translator: 'You're welcome anytime'. ... View more on instagram. Veteran heavyweight Alexander Povetkin got up from the canvas to score a knockout of the year against Dillian Whyte in a must-see match. The 39-year-old Russian troubled Joshua earlier in the bout - inflicting a bloodied nose on the undefeated Brit - but he grew increasingly tired as the fight wore on and was eventually stopped in the seventh round. Joshua put on a dazzling performance in front of a raucous 80,000 crowd as he emphatically knocked out the Russian mandatory challenger in round seven. It came after Povetkin had dominated the early stages of the fight, leaving Joshua with a bloodied nose, only for the British star to gain control late on and put an end to the fight early. Last updated 9:38 PM, Sunday August 23 2020 GMT+1. 'I'm not in the blame game,' Joshua said when asked why previous negotiations with Wilder collapsed. 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The 28-year-old followed up a jab with a vicious left hook and then a heavy straight right to send Povetkin to the canvas. Who will heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua fight next after his decisive win over Alexander Povetkin. Having just turned 39, retirement will be a serious option for the 2004 Olympic gold medalist. Fury, who won the WBC title in February after his masterclass performance against Wilder, took to Twitter to congratulate Povetkin on his victory. He then offered some kinds words to the Russian through a translator. Wilder is my No 1 choice but I am done talking now. He wasn't that much of an outsider -- we knew how good Povetkin was. 'We both did a lot of talking, I'm here now, I found my right hand and I'm lining up for April 13. alexander povetkin. He studied for a B.A. The 'sweet science' of boxing looking into spit science. Povetkin was left sporting two black eyes, with nasty bruising on either side of his head. I knew he was strong to the head but weak to the body. Good luck to both of them and may the champion bring themselves to the UK and we will have a good dust up. The bout took place in Matchroom Sport group managing director Eddie Hearn's backyard — a finale to his four-event residency at "Fight Camp," which is a behind-closed doors venue designed to keep fighters, staff, and media safe from the coronavirus. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. "We have a rematch clause. As he was handed a microphone for a post-fight interview, Joshua revealed his No 1 target for his next fight is Wilder, the man who has so far evaded his clutches. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. By Max Winters For Mailonline You've been good from amateur, very consistent.' He was left helpless against the ropes, leaving the referee with no option but to end the bout. he said. Alexander Povetkin shows off his busted up face on Instagram after losing to Anthony Joshua at Wembley By Max Winters For Mailonline 07:26 23 Sep 2018, updated 19:20 23 Sep 2018 1.1k shares I was just mixing it up. In a video posted on Joshua's Twitter account, he can be seen entering the dressing room and shaking hands with Povetkin's entourage. Wilder, Tyson, Joshua: Who is the hardest hitting heavyweight boxer in history? Alexander Povetkin produced a spirited performance against Anthony Joshua at Wembley but was unable to register a shock victory over his younger opponent. ", Topics: Boxing News, Body Snatcher, Boxing, Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin, Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. As for Joshua, he wants to fight Deontay Wilder next - although The Times understand that Dillian Whyte is set to be his next opponent. We will exercise that clause -- and have it before the end of the year. Povetkin told Sky Sports: "I didn't feel I would finish [the] fight like this. Joshua, who retained his IBF, WBO and WBA titles in the process, recorded the 22nd victory of his professional career with a devastating knockout. 'I'm not too fussed who wins (between Wilder and Tyson Fury on December 1). Whyte made the breakthrough against the 40-year-old Russian star when he knocked him down twice in the fourth round. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Join Facebook to connect with Alexander Povetkin and others you may know. This is the drama of heavyweight boxing. 'That's all. He also required stitches for a cut above his right eye. The Russian posted a video on his own Instagram later in the evening and his busted up face was clear to see with bruises around his eyes and a cut on his left side. But Povetkin then did the unthinkable in the fifth as he connected with a clean left uppercut to send the 'Body Snatcher' crashing to the canvas. 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Mayweather, Ali, Pacquiao: Who is the greatest boxer of all time? "Povetkin is a very tough challenger, he proved that with good left hooks and counter punches," Joshua told reporters after the fight, per BBC Sport. That's respect. Joshua went inside Povetkin’s dressing room after the fight to congratulate his opponent and wish him all the best for the future - a lovely touch from the Watford-born superstar. Email him: [email protected], Paul Pogba Produces Outrageous Pass From Inside His Own Half As Mbappe Scores Late Winner, Harry Maguire Sent Off For England Vs Denmark After A Disastrous 31 Minutes, hoped victory over Povetkin would finally land him his long-sought-after shot at the world title, in line to face the winner of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder for the WBC championship. I was confident in the fourth round even after going down twice.". Alexander Povetkin has sent shockwaves throughout the boxing world by producing a sensational upset to knock out Dillian Whyte. Whyte, who has … The 41-year-old Matchroom chief told Sky Sports: "When the punch landed, I thought it was a dream. Tyson Fury, who takes on Wilder in December, also wants a crack at Joshua next April. Whyte, who has been WBC interim champion for over a 1,000 days, hoped victory over Povetkin would finally land him his long-sought-after shot at the world title.