Breaking: Anthony Joshua Retains World Heavyweight Titles

Anthony Joshua has retained his world heavyweight titles after stopping Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round.

Brit Joshua returned to Wembley 18 months after famously toppling Wladimir Klitshcko to reach the pinnacle of the heavyweight weight.

Since then he has beaten Carlos Takam and Joseph Parker – adding a third world title to his collection with his points victory over the Kiwi.

But he was made to work against Russia Povetkin in a close fought battle before cutting loose in the sixth and seventh rounds.

Joshua suffered a nose bleed and had a wobble in the first round before Povetkin continued to find regular shots to him.

The sixth round saw the fight turn towards Joshua with a barrage of shots before knocking him down in the seventh with a vicious left hook.

After getting back up to his feet, several shots missed, before a straight right down the pipe forced the referee to intervene.
The ref called the fight off just under two minutes into the seventh round when Joshua knocked down his rival for a second time.

Joshua held onto his WBA, IBF and IBO belts and remained unbeaten, with 21 of his 22 victories coming by KO.

(Mirror online)

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