Anthony Joshua nearly two stone heavier than Russian Povetkin
- Time of Boxing from 6pm on TV Channel Sky Box Office.
- Where is it? Wembley Stadium (London).
- Tickets: SOLD OUT
Promoter Eddie Hearn was also joined by a number of his fighters including Dillian Whyte & Dereck Chisora who saw heavyweight champion AJ including the undercard boxers weigh-in ahead of the September 22nd fight night at the national stadium.
@anthonyfjoshua: 17st 8lbs 5oz | Povetkin: 15st 12lbs #JoshuaPovetkin
Alexander Povetkin is very light compared to most in the heavyweight division and is lighter than he was in his last victory against David Price weighing 16st 5lbs.
“He’s going to be fast”
AJ on his opponent (plus himself lighter on the scales) :
“He’s going to be quick, so I’ll put on my dancing shoes and be fast with my feet.
“I’m a physical, big strong guy, who knows how to box. 246Ib is a good weight for this fight.”
‘Russian Vityaz’ on his World Title Showdown :
“I’m very happy about the difference in weight, I feel great.
“I live a calm life, not much excitement, I’m ready. I will give everything I have. It is one of my last big chances.”
FIGHT SCHEDULE (Doors open 5.30pm)
- Undercard starts:
- CHRIS KONGO VS PETAR ALEXANDROV (Welterweight Contest)
- DANA ZAXO VS TONY BILIC (Light-Heavyweight Contest)
- SHAKHRAM GIYASOV VS JULIO LAGUNA (Welterweight Contest)
- SERGEY KUZMIN VS DAVID PRICE (WBA Inter-Continental Heavyweight Championship)
- MATTY ASKIN VS LAWRENCE OKOLIE (British Cruiserweight Championship)
- LUKE CAMPBELL VS YVAN MENDY (WBC Lightweight World Title Final Eliminator)
- MAIN EVENT – JOSHUA vs POVETKIN
(IBF, WBA Super, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship)
How to watch the Joshua vs Povetkin fight:
Live streams, undercard details, ring walk time and TV channel information?
Live on DAZN in the US & Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. First bell for the main event will be around 10pm so ring walks 9:50pm.
Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Boxing Tweets:
Thanks to all those that came down to the weigh in. Roll on tomorrow night! ????? #JoshuaPovetkin
Michael Buffer was the man on the microphone to welcome on stage the main event fighters.
In attendance amongst the few thousand fans were some well-known faces.
Jake Wood aka Max Branning made an appearance who is a big boxing fan who with Spencer Oliver host a great boxing podcast weekly called Pound for Pound and are joined by top names from the sport, alongside celebrity boxing fans.
Sky Boxing Pundit Carl Froch was around with the fans who were demanding selfies with the Champion gave his view :
“Many people are saying it’s going to be an easy night – but I’m not so sure.
“I’ve been watching this Povetkin kid and he can fight.
“He is a bit cuter than Parker. He’ll use his feet to get close into AJ.
“If Joshua is forced to fight then who knows, it could be whoever lands first wins.”