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Povetkin Has No Problem Having a 'Rumble' With Anthony Joshua

Mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin is ready for whatever Anthony Joshua, the IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO heavyweight world champion, is bringing to the table.

Joshua will defend his world titles against Povetkin on September 22nd at Wembley in London.

Povetkin is getting some top level sparring for the contest, by trading punches in the gym with fast rising prospect Daniel Dubois, who some view as a future force in the division.

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Povetkin has been working hard to get back in line for a world title shot.

He was able to secure a mandatory shot at WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in May of 2016, but the contest was canceled when the Russian boxer tested positive for a banned substance.

Now the Olympic gold medal winner is pumped to get his chance at redemption.

"There is never any thoughts about losing," Povetkin told Sky Sports. "I think just about coming to the ring and winning. I do everything for that.

"We have two scenarios - whether Anthony Joshua will decide to have a rumble, or he will keep the distance.

"We have both scenarios, we don't know how it will go. We're ready for any style of fight. I just want to win, this is most important."

Back in March, Povetkin scored a vicious knockout victory over Olympic bronze medal winner David Price.

But the Cardiff crowd at the Principality Stadium were on their feet when Povetkin was hurt in the third round. Povetkin battled hard and stopped Price in the fifth.

"I can't say that this knockdown hurt me too much," Povetkin said. "But after that, I watched the moments what I did wrong in that exact moment. That was just a small mistake that I will try not to do in the fight with Joshua.

"In general, I'm satisfied with my performance. Of course I made a mistake, but I win. This is a key moment. I just want to say again, I really love how people react for boxing. Of course they support the British guy, but at the same time they love beautiful and quality boxing."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by club fighter on 09-07-2018

Well it serves Pov to have a brawl when AJ has a suspect chin, but at least they're trying to drum up some attention for what has become an uninteresting matchup.

Comment by Raggamuffin on 09-07-2018

[QUOTE=Sktherealdeal;19070190]Lol, so pained. Try and jump on a moving train track instead of beefing a world renowned champ and not a bird legger.[/QUOTE] How many alts are you going to go through degenerate? Lmao.

Comment by Sn1 on 09-04-2018

He's gon be on his bike or he's gon be dead

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-04-2018

I guess there's hate in every sport... but especially it seems here toward both these fighters. I like both because they go in there to win, and don't hold back. Joshua will likely be a bit too cautious for my…

Comment by Lemonhead_Jeff on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=Jkp;19071373]A wet paper towel would dominate Charles Martin .[/QUOTE] That's the popular opinion. Martin has not done much to prove that he can beat a moist kleenex, but hopefully he can redeem himself in the future.

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