Anthony Joshua popularly known as AJ, late Saturday night knocked out his challenger, Alexander Povetkin in the world heavyweight boxing match at Wembley Stadium.
In the early rounds of the match, the Russian, a 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight champion got AJ to suffer a bleeding nose.
His confidence returned with an onslaught of right hand followed by a left hook combinations which downed Povetkin, to staggering into the ropes, leaving referee Steve Gray with no option but to intervene.
This sees Anthony Joshua retain the IBF, WBO and WBA titles, with a total of 22 career wins.
Povetkin is a very tough challenger, he proved that with good left hooks and counter punches.”
“I came in here to have fun, and give it my best. I knew he was strong to the head but weak to the body. I was just mixing it up.”
“It could have been seven, maybe nine, maybe 12 rounds to get him out of there, but the ultimate aim was to be victorious and I got my knockout streak back”, he said about his opponent.
Joshua will return to ring action in Wembley on April 13, 2019 against the winner after Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury their December 1, 2018 fight.