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Anthony Joshua will put his WBA, IBF and WBO titles on the line when he comes up against Alexander Povotkin later this month and ahead of the highly anticipated bout, he has been hitting the pads in terrifying fashion.
In terms of sheer power,Joshua has to be one of the hardest hitters in the heavyweight division. If you're a skeptic, then check out some of these hits in training earlier.
Deadly left hooks, one after another.
As we mentioned earlier, the undefeated Brit will put his WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight titles on the line against the Russian fighter.
IT'S ON! @anthonyfjoshua will defend his WBA,IBF,WBA and IBO World heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin at @wembleystadium on September 22! New York press conf tomorrow and London on Wednesday :flag_br: pic.twitter.com/NDCn7EpgvX- Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 16, 2018
Joshua himself cannot wait to get back in the ring following unifying the division by capturing the WBO strap versus Joseph Parker.
"I can't wait to get back in the ring, the end of March feels a long time ago now," said Joshua via Matchroom press release.
"Povetkin is a serious challenge that I will prepare meticulously for. He has serious pedigree and only a fool would underestimate what he brings to the table."
There's been so much debate about how this Joshua, Wilder, Fury, and Povetkin situation played out but to be honest, Boxing fans couldn't have asked for more. We still have the four best heavyweights fighting each other with the winners likely to fight next.- FightNights.com (@boxing) August 22, 2018
He continued, saying:
"Training hasn't stopped for me, but the next 10 weeks ahead will be intense both mentally and physically. I will push myself to breaking point to make sure I am in peak condition for another huge night for British boxing at Wembley Stadium on September 22nd," he added.
"The battle for the World title has always been my goal," Povetkin said.
"I fought for the moment to face the strongest in the World and on September 22nd I get my opportunity. Anthony Joshua has four belts and I want them all. I'm glad that our fight will finally take place, the meeting of two Olympic Champions in the ring is destined to be a breath-taking event."
:tv: UK :flag_gb: PPVs September :calendar:- Behind The Gloves (@BehindTheGloves) August 13, 2018
September 15th: Canelo v GGG II - BT Sport Box Office (TBC).
September 22nd: Joshua v Povetkin - Sky Box Office. £19.99
September 28th: Groves v Smith - ITV Box Office £16.95
If you watch all 3, it will cost you £36.94 + BT Sport Box Office cost pic.twitter.com/G6jEhunrlX
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