– Promoter Andrei Ryabinsky said the bout between the Russian boxer-heavyweight Alexander Povetkin and Briton Anthony Joshua will take place on 22 September in London.
Officially confirm the battle, Joshua – Povetkin in London at Wembley arena on September 22! The coolest will be a fight!
— Andrey Ryabinsky (@Ryabinskiy) July 16, 2018
Initially Joshua had to fight with the world champion under version WBC American DevTeam Wilder, but negotiations with the team of the boxer from the USA was delayed, therefore, the WBA has ordered the Briton to sign a contract with Povetkin.
In early April Joshua victory over the new Zealander Joseph Parker in a unification bout in Cardiff. In turn, Povetkin won a victory over Briton David price, thus protecting the WBO international and WBA Intercontinental title.
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