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Anthony Joshua Defeated Alexander Povetkin Thanks To 7th Round TKO To Retain His Heavyweight Titles

Anthony Joshua disposed off Alexander Povetkin in the saturday’s nights heavyweight showdown at Wembley Stadium in London. Joshua secured a 7th round TKO win as Povetkin suffered a nasty cut above his eye and referee had seen enough as Russian struggled with sight. It was not easy though, as Joshua was rocked early on and had to keep his composure to bounce back in the fight.

Anthony Joshua is set to take on Russian fighter Alexander Povetkin in defense of his WBA (Super), IBF and WBO heavyweight titles in what should be a cracking boxing fight on Saturday, 22 September 2018 at the Wembley Stadium in London. The fight will be broadcasted live in the UK on Sky Box Office PPV where coverage will begin at around 07:00 pm uk time while DAZN a new online streaming service will have the coverage in the US/Canada. Below are the details about broadcasting in other countries, undercards and other details regarding the fight.

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin TV Coverage: Sky Box Office coverage for the big night on Saturday, 22 September 2018 starts with several undercard fights at around 18:00 uk time and the PPV is priced at around £19.95 / €24.95. As far as the US viewers are concerned they can watch the fight live on newly announced online streaming platform “DAZN”

Undercard Fights: There are several quality undercard fights scheduled on the same night with Luke Campbell taking on Yvan Mendy, Matty Askin fighting Lawrence Okolie, Sergey Kuzmin fights David Price and Shakhram Giyasov takes on Julio Laguna in the undercards fights.

Below is the fight night schedule of entire fight card leading up all the way to main-event between Joshua vs Klitschko.

Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin FIGHT NIGHT SCHEDULE
COVERAGE STARTS  06:00 pm uk time on SkySports 1 and Sky Box Office
PPV Details The coverage begins at 06:00 p.m uk time but it will go encrypted available for only PPV buyers at around 07:00 p.m uk time.
fight 1 Luke Campbell vs Yvan Mendy ( starts at around 06:00 p.m uk time)
fight 2 Matty Askin vs Lawrence Okolie (07:00 p.m uk time)
fight 3 Sergey Kuzmin vs David Price (07:45 p.m uk time)
fight 4 Shakhram Giyasov vs Julio Laguna (8:40 p.m uk time)
Main-Event Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin (not before 11:30 p.m uk time)

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UK viewers can watch the fight live on Sky Box Office HD but they will have to pay around £19.95 for nights coverage on top of their monthly SkySports subscription. While US viewers can watch the fight live on DAZN online streaming platforms.

Anthony Joshua had to go all the way to 12 rounds the snatch a win against New Zealander Joseph Parker. Joshua will be hoping to get a win by knockout when he takes on Povetkin.

Looking at the undercard and considering Anthony Joshua’s past performances this fight card is totally worth the money for UK viewers. Joshua is hoping to use this fight as tune up for what will be another major heavyweight bout against Deontay Wilder sometime next year. Joshua is hot favourite going into the fight but that does not mean Joseph Parker won’t give him a competitive fight.

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