Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Vow Fireworks at Wembley

Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua hit the scales nearly two stones heavier than Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin as the two weighed in for Saturday's title fight at Wembley Stadium. (photos by Lawrence Lustig, Mark Robinson)

price-kuzmin-weights (1)

The Briton, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO belts, stepped off with a measurement of 17 stones eight pounds and five ounces compared to the smaller Russian's 15 stones and 12 pounds.

price-kuzmin-weights (2)

Joshua, undefeated in his professional career with 20 knockouts in 21 fights, had been four pounds lighter for his previous title bout against New Zealand's Joseph Parker at Cardiff's Principality Stadium last March.

price-kuzmin-weights (4)

Povetkin, the mandatory WBA challenger and like Joshua a past Olympic gold medallist, had weighed in for his previous fight against Britain's David Price at 16 stones five pounds.

price-kuzmin-weights (3)

"He's going to be quick, he's going to be fast. That's why I've got to put on my dancing shoes and be sharp with my feet," said Joshua after the last face-to-face appearance between the two before they meet in the ring.

price-kuzmin-weights (5)

"I'm a physical, strong guy. I know how to box. So it will be a good competitive fight," added the 28-year-old, who is 10cm taller than his Russian opponent.

sergey-kuzmin_1

Povetkin, 39 years old and with a 34-1 record, will be fighting in front of an 80,000 strong crowd at a stadium that Joshua calls home. He said he felt great about it.

giyasov-laguna (7)

"The very least I will do is give everything I have. I do think it's one of my last big chances," said the Russian, speaking through an interpreter.

Joshua said on Thursday he expected Povetkin to be his toughest fight since Ukrainian giant Wladimir Klitschko.

Joshua knocked out Klitschko at Wembley in April 2017 and the 2012 Olympic champion has not fought at the stadium since then.

Povetkin, the 2004 Olympic super-heavyweight champion, lost to Klitschko in Moscow in 2013.

giyasov-laguna (6)

giyasov-laguna (4)

giyasov-laguna (5)

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Boksfan on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=Commie;19126103]True Medication[/QUOTE] True meditation.

Comment by Zn1 on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=BigZ44;19126131]:lol1: I have never seen Price like this, he is a man possessed!! Pricey is motivated beyond belief, nothing is going to stop him at this point, Kuzmin is going to pay the Price!!![/QUOTE] [IMG]https://media.giphy.com/media/p0RDMJGgMXF96/giphy.gif[/IMG]

Comment by BigZ44 on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;19125820]Price is in pure warmode. Kuzmin knows whats going to happen, he can give it...but can he take a devastating right hand straight down the pipe from the plumber? Price stands there…

Comment by Commie on 09-21-2018

[QUOTE=Boksfan;19125763]Both Price and Kuzmin are fat and out of shape, sad to see contenders not taking boxing seriously. Look at both champions Joshua and Wilder, in shape 365 days a year, true dedication.[/QUOTE] True Medication

Comment by mlac on 09-21-2018

Price is in pure warmode. Kuzmin knows whats going to happen, he can give it...but can he take a devastating right hand straight down the pipe from the plumber? Price stands there…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines De La Hoya To White: Let's Get in The Ring on Cinco De Mayo! De La Hoya Concerned With Size Difference in Canelo-Fielding Joshua Throws Water at Tyson Fury's Lineal Champion Claim Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Ready For War in Texas Canelo & Fielding Believe They'll Be 5 Or 6 Pounds Apart Canelo Tells Golovkin To Be a Man: Accept That Loss! Joshua: Wilder is More Interested in Fury - He Has NO Titles! Dana White: De La Hoya is a Liar, No Facts - I Want Drug Tests! Photos: Canelo, Fielding - Go Face To Face at Final Presser News: Ray Ximenez, Aslambek Idigov, Ruben Villa, More Photos: Pacquiao Sparring Hard For Adrien Broner Showdown Ramirez: I Dominated Hart In Last Fight; Rematch No Different Monroe: Charlo is a Challenge That I Know I Can Conquer! Nathan Gorman-Razvan Cojanu Set After Dubois Withdrawal Trainer: Harrison Can Stop Charlo if He Lands Like Jackson Did Badou Jack is Open To Oleksandr Gvozdyk Showdown Lomachenko: Maybe We Can Make Mikey Garcia Fight Next Year Frampton: Warrington Fight Will Excite, Won't Be Like Quigg Bout Donnie Nietes' Coach Expects Very Tough Fight With Kazuto Ioka Charlo: I'll Chase Canelo To 168 - I'm Bigger, Better Than Him! Showtime's Farhood: Fury Deserved The Decision Over Wilder Tureano Johnson Focused To Expose David Lemieux's Flaws Frank Warren: Daniel Dubois Has Ideal Test With Razvan Cojanu Canelo on DAZN: The Investment Begins Canelo: No Talks For Golovkin Trilogy, It's Just a Rumor Fielding Plans To Impose His Size, Weight on Canelo Hearn: Jarrett Hurd vs. Kell Brook is Possible if Amir Khan Passes Sadam Ali Eyes Redemption After Cotto Victory, Munguia KO Loss Canelo: Mayweather Should Raise Boxing's Credibility - Face Me! Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Jesse Hart - Face To Face For Rematch Devin Haney vs. Xolisani Ndongeni - Tops ShoBox Tripleheader Photos: Tevin Farmer Putting in Work as Title Defense Nears Photos: Katie Taylor Showing Off Moves For Eva Wahlstrom Photos: Canelo Alvarez, Rocky Fielding Hit Open Workouts Lemieux: Saunders Is A Good Fighter, But He Is Also A Cheater! Jarrell Miller Looks Forward To Possible Face-Off With Joshua Euro News: Braekhus Nears End, Patera Defends, Zeuge Update AIBA Wait For Word From IOC Regarding 2020 Olympic Games Thurman: I'm #1 at 147, I Hope To Show That With KO of Lopez News: Adam Bashanov, Larry Ekundayo, Sena Agbeko, More
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement