Joshua needs a spark from Povetkin on Saturday

After fans suffered through his last title defence, heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua needs to entertain as much as win against Alexander Povetkin on Saturday

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
21st September, 2018
Anthony Joshua fighting Joseph Parker. Pic: Getty

Eddie Hearn has already managed to crowbar in an awful and awkward Vladimir Putin reference to build interest in Anthony Joshua’s heavyweight title defence against former WBA belt holder Alexander Povetkin on Saturday night.

Yet, for all that, he’s such an utter disappointment. After winning Olympic gold in Athens in 2004, Povetkin was meant to be man to break the dominance of the Klitschko brothers in the heavyweight ranks. Vitali was retired without...

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