BOXER Anthony Joshua will take on Russian Alexander Povetkin this Saturday at Wembley Stadium as the heavyweight looks to hold on to his four belts. By Jennifer Dunkerly / Published 19th September 2018 It’s been five years since the Watford-born star’s first professional fight and in that time he has risen to the top of the sport.But how much do you know about the 28-year-old champion fighter?Here JENNIFER DUNKERLEY punches out 10 facts you probably didn’t expect. Getty BIG HIT: Boxer Anthony Joshua (Pic: Getty) Related Articles Anthony Joshua fired warning over ‘handful’ Alexander Povetkin by David Haye Joshua vs Povetkin: Anthony Joshua insists it’s all about winning Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Brit vows to “beat the fight” out of opponent 1. He loves playing chess. AJ isn’t just about the fists of fury – he’s actually into board games too.He was taught the game by boxing … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua: Ten punchy facts about boing champ taking on Povetkin
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What is it? Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin in a nother huge world heavyweight clash. The Russian is the mandatory challenger to Joshua's WBA title and the Briton will defending his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO belts when the two fighters meet. When is it? Saturday, September 22, 2018 - ie this weekend. Where is it? Wembley Stadium (London). Joshua last fought at Wembley when stopping Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017. What TV channel will it be on? The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office. You can find out more on how to book and live stream the fight right here. For US readers: It will be also aired on the streaming platform DAZN as part of the US debut of the service. What time is the fight likely to start? As always, this largely depends on how the fight night is progressing, but expect the ring walk to begin at around 10pm with the fight starting afterwards. How can I get tickets? Tickets went on sale in July and are … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: What time is the fight, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
Anthony Joshua has sent a heartfelt 'thank you' to his Welsh fans after confirming his next two fights will be staged at Wembley Stadium instead of Cardiff. The heavyweight king has already set a post-war attendance record at the stadium when 90,000 fans filled Wembley to watch Joshua stop Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of their stunning battle last April. The 28-year-old has since filled Principality Stadium in Cardiff twice, defending his belts against Carlos Takam in October before unifying the division by taking Joseph Parker’s WBO belt in March – with the two events in the Welsh capital pulling in over 150,000 fans. But now the boxing superstar is set for a return to London to defend his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO crowns at the national stadium on September 22 and will return to Wembley on April 13 next year for his 23rd pro fight. Cardiff had been described as the front-runner for Joshua's next fights because it is the only large stadium in the UK with a roof. His … [Read more...] about Anthony Joshua’s next two fights will now NOT be in Cardiff
Sir Alex Ferguson was the same — the champagne bubbles had not burst on celebrating one Manchester United success before he focused on the next. All serial winners have that relentless attitude, be it Roger Federer’s quest for another Slam or Lewis Hamilton’s refusal to be satisfied with four F1 world titles. Anthony Joshua has it, too. As he sat in the media room in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, with the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts laid out in front of him, there was no triumphalism. Yes, he would chill and perhaps have some of the brownies and ice cream he has enviously watched his team eat this week, but that would be it. His focus is on winning the WBC belt to become the first fighter ever to hold all five heavyweight crowns. “Yeah, I’m certainly not elated because I don’t let the highs get to my head,” he said. “If I was retiring on this high, I’d be, ‘Yes, I’m the man.’ But … [Read more...] about How Anthony Joshua is the same as Manchester United legend Fergie
ANTHONY JOSHUA is looking to unify his titles after prevailing in a classic over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley to add the WBA heavyweight title to his IBF strap. The triumph was the culmination of an incredible journey from being remanded in custody to fighting in front of 90,000 people at Wembley Stadium. And now he is set for a unification bout with Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium - the venue of his most recent success, against Carlos Takam. Joshua will put his IBF, WBA & IBO titles on the line in a bid to pick up Parker's WBO belt and become undisputed heavyweight champions of the world.Who is Anthony Joshua and where did he grow up? Anthony Joshua was born in Watford to Nigerian parents in 1989. He spent some of his early years in Nigeria, before returning to Watford half way through Year 7 and attending Kings Langley Secondary School. Called 'Femi' by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name 'Oluwafemi', Joshua excelled at football and … [Read more...] about Does Anthony Joshua have a girlfriend, what is his net worth and how many kids does heavyweight boxer have?