Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua has beaten his mandatory challenger, Russia’s Alexander Povetkin to keep hold of the WBA, (Super) IBF, WBO and IBO belts after he beat the Russian by knockout in the seventh round at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
It turned to be the first time Povetkin has been stopped in his professional boxing career. Joshua displayed the Africanness in him. He was very brutal punching in the closing rounds.
After two slower opening rounds, Joshua found his range in that fight. And it was a series of accurate combinations which did it in the seventh round, first with an overhand right and then some big lefts.
His win has improved his professional career to 22 fights unbeaten. It is believed that Joshua will earn 20 million pounds and Povetkin six million pounds.