Povetkin's Coach Very Pleased With Training Camp For Joshua

By Luke Furman

Olympic gold medal winner Alexander Povetkin has completed the first stage of preparation for the mandatory fight against WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO world champion Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs).

The fight between Povetkin, who is a mandatory challenger under the World Boxing Association, and Joshua, will take place on September 22 at Wembley Stadium in London.

Back in March, Povetkin pulled off a vicious knockout of Olympic bronze medal winner David Price. In the main event of that card, which took place at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Joshua won a twelve round decision over Joseph Parker in a four belt unification.

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Povetkin's trainer is giving his boxer a very high probability to unseat Joshua for his world titles.

"The first stage of preparation for the fight with Joshua has ended, the training was good, and we are satisfied with the work that was done. The goals have been achieved, Alexander is a real professional. He understands the seriousness and importance of the upcoming battle, therefore, we worked very responsibly, and I am very pleased with the results of this camp," said the coach of Povetkin, Ivan Kirpa.

Now Povetkin, together with the team, returns to Moscow and after a short rest he will start the next stage of the preparation.

This marks Povetkin's first crack at a world title since losing a twelve round decision, his only career defeat, to Wladmir Klitschko in 2013.

Povetkin was scheduled to face WBC champion Deontay Wilder in May of 2016, but the contest fell apart after the Russian boxer tested positive for a banned substance. In the fall of the same year, he was set to fight Bermane Stiverne for the WBA's interim belt, but that contest also fell apart after Povetkin tested positive for a banned substance.

Both Povetkin and Joshua are being thoroughly tested for PEDs as part of the agreement for their upcoming fight.

Luke Furman covers boxing for

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PittyPat on 08-18-2018

[QUOTE=Holler;19016259]Really? I was thinking of getting back on weights but dislocated my shoulder 18 months ago. Would I be best avoiding chest flys?[/QUOTE] I can see the benefit in them, and they are fun to do, but anyone with shoulder…

Comment by Sangy on 08-14-2018

[QUOTE=theface07;19018279]Nah. AJ may lean on Povetkin on the inside a bit if he gets into punching range but I'd be surprised if he didn't try to keep Povetkin at the end of his jab and setup his overhand right. [/QUOTE]…

Comment by theface07 on 08-13-2018

[QUOTE=Box-Aficionado;19017193]Povetkin's Coach is Very Pleased because the VADA CBP has done no doping controls so far![/QUOTE] No handicap for either fighter then.

Comment by theface07 on 08-13-2018

[QUOTE=Guy3008;19016161]I am sure Joshua and trainer Rob Mccracken have studied the Klitschko-Povetkin fight and will try do the same here. This could be quite boring with lots of clinching.[/QUOTE] Nah. AJ may lean on Povetkin on the inside a bit…

Comment by markther on 08-13-2018

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