Live Boxing – Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin
We can watch Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Boxing on Saturday 22 September at Wembley Stadium. You can enjoy it…
Povetkin – the 2004 Olympic super heavyweight champion – was tested for the first time in May 2016 and was banned indefinitely from the sport when he failed the second test the following year.
At the time of his first test failure, Povetkin said he had stopped taking meldonium in 2015 before it became a banned substance.
In November 2017, the 39-year ban was reduced to one year and Bellew, the former WBC heavyweight world champion, says the boxing authorities do not take doping “seriously enough”.
The prospect of defeat both excites and scares Anthony Joshua, like most boxers. But it’s different for the heavyweights, where uncertainty is inherent to every shot, and the undefeated world champion of four riders knows that at the Wembley Stadium, Alexander Povetkin will represent Saturday the biggest threat to Wladimir Klitschko. ring 18 months ago.
The Ukrainian had not turned 42 at the end of a decade of hegemony intermittently shared with his older brother, Vitali. Joshua’s Russian challenger is 39 years old and the 28-year-old champion admits to being the second toughest opponent of his career after Klitschko, the only fighter to beat Povetkin. There is a lot at stake. Joshua, whose last four bouts were in front of 300,000 spectators in the country’s two biggest football stadiums – unimaginable figures even for the most decorated sports champions – is the draw for the most popular in British Boxing history. sport. Nobody is getting closer.
And he brings with him not only the IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO sanctioned belts, but also the expectations of millions of people that the golden tale of the ever-smiling Olympic champion and the reformed street child of Watford does not finish yet. The nervous nerves he needs to meet these hopes will increase.
Joshua loves thrills, from paragliding in Brazil to rising cliffs by the sea with Bear Grylls, the roaring roar of motorcycles. “I remember growing up around the estate,” he says. It was a buzz. I like bungee jumping, running race tracks in cars, high-speed stuff. There was the hang glider in Rio. It was bad! Live Boxing here…