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Ahead September 22 Showdown: Joshua heavier than Povetkin


Britain’s world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be over a stone heavier than  Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin when he defends his title at Wembley on Saturday.

Joshua — whose International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation
titles is on the line — weighed 17 stone 8 pounds (111.5 kilogrammes), while Povetkin weighed 15 stone 12lbs.

“It’s a very comfortable and good weight for me, I feel great,” the 39-year-old Povetkin said, via a translator.

“I didn’t see anything in his [Joshua’s] eyes. I have prepared for speed and power.

“I’m very calm, I feel no pressure and am very happy about this fight taking place so soon.

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“It’s very pleasant for me to see fans of mine here in England rooting for me.

“I don’t make predictions, it will be an interesting and thrilling fight.”

“He’s going to be quick, going to be fast, so I’ll put on my dancing shoes and be fast with my feet,”
Joshua told Sky Sports.

Joshua is looking forward to his 22nd professional victory.

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