The fight took place at the wembley stadium and the 28-year-old knocked out the 38-year old boxer in the 7th round retaining his IBF, WBA Super, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight championship belts.
Speaking after the fight, the happy joshua said:
“Povetkin is a very tough challenger, he proved that tonight with good left hooks and counter punches.
I came in here to have fun, and give it my best, I knew he was strong to the head but weak to the body. I was just mixing it up.
It could have been seven, maybe nine, maybe 12 rounds to get him out of there. But the ultimate aim was to be victorious. I got my knockout streak back.”
Wembley, thank you so much. Everyone involved, Team Povetkin, thanks.”