Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin to retain Heavyweight Titles


BRITAIN’S world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua was shaken early in his title defence against Alexander Povetkin but responded like the star he is to savagely KO his Russian opponent at Wembley Stadium.

Joshua — who retained the International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation titles — was bleeding from his nose after being hit by an overhand right in the opening round.

Joshua, 28, had admitted to feeling under “tons of pressure” as he returned to the scene of arguably his greatest triumph, an 11th-round stoppage of former champion Wladimir Klitschko last year.

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