The Russian needed urgent medical help.
Joshua sent Povetkin in knockout in the seventh round. Thus, he defended the title of world champion in the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO at Heavyweight. Povetkin could not win three world champion titles in prestigious versions, Gazeta.ru noted .
As the “Championship” noted , the first half of the fight was in a relatively equal fight, after which Povetkin “shook” the opponent at the end of the first round. In the seventh round, Joshua was able to conduct a multi-attack hard attack, after which he knocked out Povetkin.
For 39-year-old Povetkin, it was the second defeat in his career with 34 victories. Joshua has 22 wins and no losses.