16
Nov
2018

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin: Full undercard finalized for Saturday night at Wembley

World Boxing News 20/09/2018

An eight-fight bill has been set for Joshua v Povetkin at Wembley this Saturday.

Topping the action, Anthony Joshua faces Alexander Povetkin under the famous arch.

IBF/IBO and WBA ‘Super’ heavyweight belts are on the line as Joshua and the talented Russian former world champion square-off in London.

Over 80,000 are expected to pack the National Stadium.

Joshua, 28, needs a win to preserve the opportunity of facing the winner of Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury in 2019.

Until midweek, only five bouts were officially set for the card, which has now swelled by three.

Welterweight Chris Kongo aims to move to 10-0 against Salim BenRejeb over four rounds. Light heavyweight Dana Zaxo fights for the third time against Toni Bilic.

Finally, super middleweight and ex-amateur star John Docherty makes his pro debut.

Also on the DAZN USA televised event, Luke Campbell v Yvan Mendy in a super-lightweight rematch. #

Matty Asking puts his British cruiserweight belt on the line against Joshua-managed Lawrence Okolie.

The fourth main contest sees powerhouses Sergey Kuzmin and David Price trade blows at heavyweight.

Rounding off the Sky Sports Box Ofice show is an unbeaten match-up in Shakhram Giyasov v Julio Laguna at 147 pounds.

Broadcasting begins from 1pm ET / 6pm.


Joshua v Povetkin – Full card for Saturday:

IBF/IBO/WBA heavyweight titles

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin

lightweight – Luke Campbell v Yvan Mendy

British cruiserweight title

Matty Askin v Lawrence Okolie

Heavyweight – Sergey Kuzmin v David Price

Welterweight – Shakhram Giyasov v Julio Laguna

Welterweight – Chris Kongo v Salim BenRejeb

Light heavyweight – Dana Zaxo v Toni Bilic

Super middleweight – John Docherty v TBA

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