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Will Anthony Joshua Take Out Alexander Povetkin on Saturday Night?

Anthony Joshua faces Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night (Photo: Matchroom Boxing)

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By Hassnain Tariq

Britain’s WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his titles against Russia’s dangerous Alexander Povetkin, 39, at the iconic Wembley Stadium this Saturday, in one of UK’s biggest events this year. There is a lot on the line in this fight for Joshua, who looks to go on to bigger and better opportunities; will the unknown Russian cause an upset to Joshua’s plans?

This bout initially is initially expected to be able to draw a crowd of around 80,000, and this will be Joshua’s fourth consecutive stadium fight. That shows the magnitude he is at and how he is able to consistently draw high audiences as he looks to take on another victim in an all-out action packed fight at Wembley, London.

Hrunov is convinced Wilder will do everything to postpone facing Povetkin

Deontay Wilder will be defending his WBC heavyweight title this weekend in Alabama (Photo: Stephane Trapp – SHOWTIME)

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By  Vitali Shaposhnikov

Deontay Wilder has certainly carved quite a name for himself. In the day and age when the heavyweight division seems dry, it is always refreshing to see someone with the dedication to come in swinging, especially when that results in a 97% knockout rate.

A respectful 33 victories and no losses puts Wilder in a very beneficial position. While some argue that he has not yet proven himself due to lack of top-rated competition, others claim that while that may be so, there isn’t a huge roster of exciting talented heavyweights to pick from.

Alexander Povetkin vs. Deontay Wilder in late 2015?

What does the future hold for Deontay Wilder? (Photo: Naoki Fukuda)

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By Vitali Shaposhnikov

The heavyweight boxing division, aside from having a dominant champion in Wladimir Klitschko, is suffering and suffocating from lack of excitement. Despite being an absolute king to the heavyweight throne, Klitschko brings a dull and emotionless feel to his title defenses. Now and then there are fights worth getting excited about, but they come sparingly, and generally tend to not involve the actual title holder.

According to Mauricio Sulaiman, a fight worth being excited for might be around the corner. He mentioned that once Deontay Wilder gets past (33-0, 32 KO’s) gets past Eric Molina (23-2, 17 KO’s) on June 13th in Birmingham, Alabama, they will begin discussing a potential showdown between Wilder and Alxander Povetkin (29-1, 21 KO’s).