Anthony Joshua defended his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on this present day in 2018.
The then 28-year-old retained his belts after twice knocking Povetkin right down to the canvas.
The British fighter earned his twenty second consecutive victory and remained unbeaten in his profession regardless of having his nostril damaged by the Russian within the first spherical.
Joshua fought again to win after knocking Povetkin down within the seventh spherical; the Russian beat the depend of 10 earlier than Joshua completed the job with a mix of punches to complete the bout.
After the struggle, Joshua mentioned: “Alexander Povetkin is a really powerful challenger; he proved that. However I’ve are available right here to have enjoyable, do what I’ve been engaged on within the health club and provides it my greatest.
“I realised he was sturdy to the pinnacle, however I do know that he was weak to the physique, so as a substitute of jabbing to the pinnacle, I used to be switching it up.
“He threw an excellent proper, however let’s not fear about that, that’s out of the way in which.”
9 months after his victory over Povetkin, Joshua suffered his first shock defeat after being knocked down by Andy Ruiz Jr within the seventh spherical earlier than successful a rematch three months later.