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Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Putting in Work

Alexander Povetkin is relishing the chance to test himself against "the best" after arriving in England for his heavyweight world title fight with Anthony Joshua. (photos by Lawrence Lustig).

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Povetkin will face undefeated WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO champion Joshua at Wembley on Saturday.

After touching down at Heathrow Airport, the Russian expressed his excitement at being involved in such a huge bout.

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Povetkin told Sky Sports News: "I'm very happy and I'm very glad that I have this opportunity to fight Anthony Joshua.

"It's the aim of every boxer to fight with the best and I am very happy that we're doing this fight with Anthony."

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The only loss of Povetkin's career came against Wladimir Klitschko in 2013, while Joshua has won all 21 of his fights, recording 20 knockouts in succession prior to a points victory over Joseph Parker in March.

Askin and Okolie clash on the undercard of Anthony Joshua's Heavyweight unification blockbuster with Alexander Povetkin, Luke Campbell gets a chance for revenge when he rematches Yvan Mendy in a Final Eliminator for the WBC Lightweight World title, undefeated Russian Sergey Kuzmin takes on Liverpool Heavyweight David Price for the WBA Inter-Continental title and Welterweight 2016 Silver medallist Shakram Giyasov faces Julio Laguna over 6 rounds. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Johnny_Roa on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Introspective;19122342]I think the wlad fight revealing his frailties infront of millions getting knocked down etc has damaged his psyche in my opinion he hasn't fought with intensity and confidence since then. Plus rumours of getting knocked down alot in sparring…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Introspective;19122626]Yeah could be. Surely he cant avoid that right hand for 12 rounds and if he is getting put down in sparring against solid punchers not as powerful as wilder he's figuring that its not worth it. Imo I think…

Comment by Introspective on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=_Rexy_;19122601]If he’s worried that his jaw is glass then it makes sense why he would avoid Wilder[/QUOTE] Yeah could be. Surely he cant avoid that right hand for 12 rounds and if he is getting put down in sparring against…

Comment by _Rexy_ on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Introspective;19122342]I think the wlad fight revealing his frailties infront of millions getting knocked down etc has damaged his psyche in my opinion he hasn't fought with intensity and confidence since then. Plus rumours of getting knocked down alot in sparring…

Comment by Introspective on 09-20-2018

[QUOTE=Johnny_Roa;19120806]“I've got to the stage right where...what do I live for?” He said, asking nobody in particular. “What am I doing? Who am I impressing? I am in the gym. You get to a mid-life crisis and you just don't…

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