Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin: Tale of the tape

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin: Tale of the tape

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How do Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin measure up ahead of their Wembley showdown? We take a look at the two heavyweights.

Anthony Joshua is back at Wembley Stadium and this time he has another major belt in his possession.

Victory over Joseph Parker in Cardiff in March this year saw the unbeaten Briton crowned WBO champion, adding to the WBA and IBF straps he already had in his possession.

The last time the 28-year-old fought at the national stadium, however, he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in stunning fashion, climbing off the canvas to stop the Ukrainian in the 11th round.

Next up at the venue is Alexander Povetkin, an experienced Russian who has lost only once as a professional. Bigger names may loom large on the horizon, but Joshua will know better than to overlook his challenger.

Ahead of the main event, we look at the vital statistics of both fighters, as well as their career numbers to date.



Born: 15/10/1989; Watford, England
Age: 28
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6ft 6ins
Weight: 246lbs
Reach: 82ins
Professional record: 21 wins, 0 defeats, 20 wins by knockout
KO ratio: 95 per cent
Major career titles: WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles
Last fight: Joseph Parker, March 2018 (Won - points)


Born: 2/9/1979; Kursk, Russia
Age: 39
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6ft 2ins
Weight: 222lbs
Reach: 75ins
Professional record: 34 wins, 1 defeats, 24 wins by knockout
KO ratio: 71 per cent
Major career titles: WBA heavyweight
Last fight: David Price, March 2018 (Won - KO)


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