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Joshua vs Povetkin: Full preview of Wembley Stadium showdown

10:14 am, 22nd September 2018

Background

Joshua puts his IBF, WBA and WBO gold on the line against his mandatory challenger, the dangerous Povetkin who arrives in London armed with a fearsome mentality and a brutal left hook.

Huge opportunities to unify the division may await for Joshua who has a return to Wembley booked for April but he will not be able to overlook his 39-year-old visitor, who has only lost one fight in 35 to a prime Wladimir Klitschko.

What the fighters say

What the promoters say

What the trainers say

What their rivals say

Essential reading

A dark cloud hangs over Joshua
The man who reinvented Povetkin

Weigh-in

Joshua 17st 8lbs – Povetkin 15st 12lbs

The time draws near

Watch Joshua vs Povetkin, at Wembley Stadium, on September 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office, from 6pm. Book via your Sky remote or book it online here.

Even if you aren’t a Sky TV subscriber you can book and watch it at skysports.com/boxofficelive.