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Price Warns Joshua That He Should Not Take Povetkin Lightly

Olympic bronze medal winner David Price has warned Anthony Joshua that he should not take Alexander Povetkin lightly.

Joshua, who holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight titles, was ordered by the World Boxing Association to make a mandatory defense against Povetkin.

There is also the possibility that Joshua will collide in a unification with WBC champion Deontay Wilder - who recently agreed to stage their showdown in the UK.

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However, Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom, has cautioned that his boxer wants to fight in September - and there isn't enough time to promote a contest with Wilder for that month - and the year-end weather might make things difficult to stage it in the final months of 2018.

Considering all of that, the possibility stands that Joshua may have to face Povetkin prior to a showdown with Wilder.

“The reason he did [hurt me] is because he’s such an accurate puncher. His accuracy is unbelievable. The shot that ended the fight, not the one that put me on the floor, the one that hit me on the temple. It was a perfect shot on the temple," Price told IFL TV.

“I got caught because I was throwing with him, that is down to my own ambition I suppose. It’s the small mistakes and decisions that you make at that level that can cost you everything. He’s much better than people give him credit for but the funny thing is now with Povetkin, because I’ve given him an alright fight – albeit a short fight – and I had him hurt, all of a sudden he is sh*t in a lot of people’s eyes.

“Everyone is going to batter Povetkin now, but he has done what he’s done for a reason. He’s going to fight Anthony Joshua, Joshua is going to beat him obviously, but I wouldn’t take him lightly. Not one bit.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Noelanthony on 06-17-2018

[QUOTE=WbaYoungboy;18860655]Eddie Hearn an Anthony Joshua are a total Disgrace!!! What a pair of spineless cowards!!! I'm ashamed to be british!. Excuse after another just to avoid fighting Wilder gets me so mad!! Brit fans need to wake up an stop…

Comment by Dr.Cool on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=AJISKING;18860536]Price said this two weeks ago The agenda on this site to make Joshua look bad from Americans is pathetic[/QUOTE] No, Eddie makes AJ look like a scared lil schoolgirl amazingly well on his own. Here is a list of…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=uppercut510;18861754]lmaoooooooooooo man yall are hilarious eddie just said hes sending the contract this week. "we will see how serious wilder is when we send the contract" how n the hell has he taken too long. did aj take too long…

Comment by uppercut510 on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;18860951]What's wrong if he fights podvetkin? HW waits for nobody. If a ***** is forming too important to sign a contract, the next man jumps in. We have to move on. No time To check time.[/QUOTE] lmaoooooooooooo man yall are…

Comment by Jkp on 06-14-2018

[QUOTE=5000boxing;18860637]If the U.K has bad weather fight inside or do it in America for more money! What kinda magical ferry dust is those u.k boys smoking? I mean wtf is this sh*t.. numerical methods for partial differential equations??? Its not…

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