A world heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. The Russian is the mandatory challenger to Joshua's WBA title and the Briton will defending his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO belts when the two fighters meet.
Saturday, September 22, 2018. Wembley Stadium (London). Joshua last fought at Wembley when stopping Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017.
The 38-year-old Povetkin was the WBA champion from 2011 to 2013 and is now the WBA's mandatory challenger, meaning Joshua has to fight him or face being stripped of his title.
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Bear Grylls took boxer Anthony Joshua to one of the UK’s most remote locations for new ITV ‘mission’
“I’m the king of my domain and right now I’m out of my comfort zone,” says AJ. “I hate bugs, I don’t like heights really. I’m used to being in the comfort of my living room, but I think let’s go for it. What’s the worst that can happen?”
AJ starts his journey dangling 50 feet below a helicopter, as Bear whisks him off to the notorious Commando Ridge in Cornwall - one of the UK’s most famous climbing faces and where the Royal Marines have trained since the Second World War. They climb up the exposed 70ft of granite rock, alpine traverses and sharp pinnacles. (Picture: Betty TV)
weighs in at a heavier than expected 18st 2lb
He is up against Carlos Takam in Cardiff where a capacity crowd at the Principality Stadium will be watching on as Joshua defends his IBF and WBA Super Heavyweight titles.
Joshua boasts an unblemished professional record of 19 KO wins from 19 fights, including a memorable triumph over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April. Both his IBF and WBA belts are expected to be on the line.
In his 12 years as a professional boxer, Takam has suffered three defeats, with one draw and 35 victories.