News | Sep 24 2018

Anthony Joshua overcame illness to beat Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua struggle in the days ahead of title defence, now hopes are already fading for making Tyson Fury fight
Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin - WBA Super, IBF, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Titles  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

ANTHONY JOSHUA had felt like a gust of wind would knock him down ahead of his successful world heavyweight title defence last Saturday, due to a bout of flu.

Joshua could face Deontay Wilder or Dillian Whyte in his next fight – and there is also the prospect of a bout with Tyson Fury – after clinically stopping Alexander Povetkin to retain his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles.

But a debilitating head cold meant the 28-year-old Watford fighter was worried he would not be in condition to perform at Wembley.

 

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