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Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to maintain world heavyweight titles

Valentine Chinyem

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World Heavyweight champion Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua yesterday, retained his IBF, WBA Super, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight titles after knocking out Alexander Povetkin of Russia in the seventh round.

The British-Nigerian boxer said this after the win

“Povetkin is a very tough challenger, he proved that tonight 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. I got my knockout streak back.

“Wembley, thank you so much. Everyone involved, Team Povetkin, thanks.” Joshua said after the match.

The fight took place at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.