Joshua promises to shut Povetkin down early

Posted by Grand News | 21 September 2018 | 1,163 times


Joshua (l) with mandatory challenger, Alexander Povetkin ahead their fight on Saturday.

Anthony Joshua is wary of the punching power of the much shorter and older 39-year-old Alexander Povetkin (34-1, 24 KOs), so he plans on shutting him down early this Saturday night when both fighters clash at Wembley Stadium in London, England.

Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) has no other choice but to try and get the 6’2” Povetkin out of there early on, because if he allows this fight to go more than five rounds, he could get dropped and taken out like his fellow countryman David Price was last March.

Povetkin knocked the 6’8” Price for a loop in the 5th round after connecting with a big right hand.

”He might have a good left hook but I have to annihilate that early. He has a lot of things in his locker so we have to shut him down early,” Joshua said to skysports.com. ”Roll with the punches, what more can I do than give my best. I’ll go out there and find a way to win.”


Source: Grand News

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