'Beast mode': Anthony Joshua's knockout combo wows fans

'Beast mode': Anthony Joshua's knockout combo wows fans

Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin are due to fight for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight title in a boxing match on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Wembley stadium.

Mendy accompanied a picture of himself posing with Joshua's belts with the caption: "Just when you thought I didnt win enough trophies in 2018" in reference to the fact that he won the Premier League title and the Community Shield with City and the World Cup with France.

A previously close contest turned in Joshua's favour decisively when he sent the Russian crashing to the canvas with a straight right hand and left hook.

Joshua had been in trouble early on with Povetkin landing some monster blows and blood streamed from the nose of the champion in round one, but as Joshua managed to find his way in the fight he started to dominate his 39-year-old opponent before delivering the bout-winning blows.

Povetkin was Olympic super-heavyweight gold medalist in 2004, eight years before Joshua was and four years before Joshua had stepped into a boxing ring, and that experience caused a lot of trouble for Joshua.

And this is how social media reacts to Anthony Joshua's victory over his challenger Alexander povetkin.

"I knew he was strong to the head but weak to the body".

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Joshua, 28, has admitted to feeling under "tons of pressure" as he returns to the scene of arguably his greatest triumph, an 11th-round stoppage of former champion Wladimir Klitschko previous year.

Joshua says he will fight someone on 13 April and "give the fans what they want" but he won't say who it might be.

Joshua quickly ascended to the top of the mountain with 20 straight knockout victories with wins over Dillian Whyte, Charles Martin, Joseph Parker and Klitschko.

The undercard of that fight saw Povetkin serve notice of his formidable punching power with a sickening knockout of Britain's David Price.

"Skills and technique apart, we both have a big heart and can dig deep", said Joshua. This fight is definitely on and I can't wait, man.

The clamour will now increase for Joshua to face the victor of the December 1 bout between WBC king Deontay Wilder and undefeated former champion Tyson Fury when he returns to this venue on April 13.

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