ANTHONY JOSHUA is all set to defend his heavyweight title against Alexander Povetkin.
The Watford-born fighter will put his straps on the line for the first time since his March points win over Joseph Parker.
When is Joshua vs Potevkin?
THE big fight takes place on Saturday, September 22.
Joshua will be back at Wembley Stadium for this one, after fighting Parker and Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff his last two outings.
AJ famously beat Wladimir Klitschko here in April 2017 in front of 90,000 fans.
And there will be high demand once again for tickets as Joshua looks to defend his WBO, WBA and IBF titles – even though it’s not Deontay Wilder stepping into the ring.
What live stream and TV channel is it on?
THE fight will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.
The cost of the fight is £19.95.
The event starts at 6pm and can be booked here.
Full repeats are at 9am and 4pm on Sunday, September 23.
- Sky Box Office is on Sky channel 491 and 492(HD) and also on Virgin Media and Talk Talk.
- To watch though PC or Mac the fight will also be live streamed through Sky’s web player.
- For Now TV viewers, get it through the Sky Sports Box Office App.
- For iPhone, iPad, Android Phone and Android Tablet users download the Sky Sports Box Office app from either the Apple or Play Store.
- You will not be able to watch the event through a Sky or Virgin box if purchased to stream online or via the Box Office apps.
Who is on the undercard?
THE full evening’s entertainment has not yet been finalised but we know that Luke Campbell and David Price will also be on the bill.
The undercard so far:
- Luke Campbell vs Yvan Mendy
- Matty Askin vs Lawrence Okolie (Cruiserweight)
- Sergey Kuzmin vs David Price (Heavyweight)
- Shakhram Giyasov vs Julio Laguna – (Welterweight)
- Dana Remezan vs TBD – (Light-Heavyweight)
What they said
Joshua: “I can’t wait to get back in the ring. The end of March feels a long time ago now.
“Povetkin is a serious challenge that I will prepare meticulously for, he has serious pedigree, and only a fool would underestimate what he brings to the table.
“Training hasn’t stopped for me, but the next 10 weeks ahead will be intense both mentally and physically. I will push myself to breaking point to make sure I am in peak condition for another huge night for British boxing at Wembley Stadium on September 22.”
Povetkin: “The battle for the world title has always been my goal. I fought for the moment to face the strongest in the world and on September 22 I get my opportunity.
“Anthony Joshua has four belts and I want them all. I’m glad that our fight will finally take place, the meeting of two Olympic champions in the ring is destined to be a breathtaking event.”