By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
Last Saturday night in front of 80,000 fans at London’s Wembley Stadium, WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (22-0 / 21 by KO) scored a seventh round knockout over former champion Alexander Povetkin (34-2 / 24 by KO).
Povetkin started off by winning rounds one and two, with Joshua apparently sustaining a broken nose.
However, the rounds wore on the 39 year old Povetkin started to show his age.
The beginning of the end came in round seven when Joshua connected with a huge left hook, followed by a big right hand which dropped Povetkin. He managed to gather and get to his feet, when Joshua ended it with a brutal right hand that dropped Povetkin for a second time. The fight was stopped at 1:59 of the 7th round.
Joshua now seems poised to take on the winner of the December 1, 2018 title fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deonty Wilder (40-0 / 39 by KO) and Tyson Fury (27-0 / 19 by KO) for a unification of the heavyweight title.