UNIFIED heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua defends his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Alexander Povetkin this Saturday (September 22) at Wembley Stadium, London, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Here is all you need to know about Saturday nights event:
12 three-minute rounds in the heavyweight division.
The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK from 6.00pm (channel 491 SD), (channel 492 HD) (NOW TV: via the Sky Sports Box Office app on Now TV Boxes and Now TV sticks) and (Virgin Media: Access the channel via the on-demand section on TiVo and V Boxes). TalkTalk customers can buy the fight via Sky Sports Box Office without being Sky subscribers. New streaming service DAZN will televise in the USA.
The main event ringwalks are scheduled for 9.50pm.
The event is priced at £19.95 for UK customers, €24.95 for Republic of Ireland customers, up until midnight, Friday, September 21.
Fight card – The rundown
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin – IBF, WBO and WBA ‘super’ world heavyweight titles
Unified champion Joshua (21-0, 20 KO’s) added the WBO title to his collection with a win over Joseph Parker (24-2, 18 KO’s), while Povetkin (34-1, 24 KO’s) claimed his most recent win on the undercard of that contest with a fifth round stoppage of Brit David Price (22-4, 18 KO’s).
Luke Campbell vs Yvan Mendy – lightweight
A rematch of their 2015 encounter in which Mendy (40-4-1 (1), 19 KO’s) won on a split decision, Campbell has had seven fights since that loss, with six wins and one defeat coming against Jorge Linares in September 2017 for the WBA lightweight title. This fight is a final eliminator for Mikey Garcia’s WBC lightweight world title.
Matty Askin vs Lawrence Okolie – British cruiserweight title
Askin (23-3-1, 15 KO’s) defends his British cruiserweight title for the second time since beating Craig Kennedy (17-1, 8 KO’s) for the strap in May 2017. Olympian Okolie (9-0, 7 KO’s) is looking to add to his Commonwealth and WBA Continental titles.
David Price vs Sergey Kuzmin – heavyweight
Former Russian amateur star Kuzmin (currently 11-0-1, 8 KO’s) will make his first appearance in the UK. Kuzmin won gold in the 2010 European amateur championships at super-heavyweight and beat current Commonwealth champion Joe Joyce in the unpaid ranks via first round stoppage. As a pro he competed for the WBC International heavyweight title in his last contest but drew to Amir Mansour (23–3–2, 16 KO’s). Popular Briton David Price, after boxing Povetkin last time out, takes on another dangerous Russian.
Shakhram Giyasov vs Julio Laguna – welterweight
Uzbekistani Giyasov won a silver medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games losing to Daniyar Yeleussinov in the final. In 2017 he won gold at the AIBA World Boxing Championships beating Cuban Roniel Iglesias in the final. (As a professional he stands 4-0, 3 KO’s).