Joshua now holding as Povetkin lunges in.
Sasha pivoting nicely and waiting for his moment to ambush the champion.
Joshua seems to be struggling with Povetkin’s ability to bend at the waist and change the angle of his shots.
Drama already as that late round one attack from Povetkin, wearing black shorts, looks to have landed a blow on Joshua’s nose and there is blood. Could that impact upon the Briton’s breathing later on?
Joshua aims to consolidate in round two but Povetkin lands a right hander. Povetkin already trying to bring his dangerous left hook into play too. Joshua ends with a couple of jabs.