AJ: Pressure Is Reality Against Povetkin

Anthony Joshua will “roll with the punches” heading into his world title defense against Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd.

“There’s loads of pressure, tons of pressure, it’s the reality,” said Joshua. “We both know what we are in for, it’s the same with every fight.

“Roll with the punches, what more can I do than give my best. I’ll go out there and find a way to win.

Joshua has worked hard in camp to spar with lighter fighters such as cruiserweight, Lawrence Okolie, to ensure he’s able to deal with the lighter Povetkin.

Povetkin claims he is in the best shape of his life heading into the Saturday showdown, claiming that he’s a much better fighter than he was in his only loss to Wladimir Klitschko.

“The fight will show everything,” said Povetkin. “Anthony is a very strong fighter but I am just as strong.

“When I fought Klitschko, I was much weaker and in worse shape than I am now.

“I never try to say anything ahead of time, you’ll see everything on fight night.”

Initial Report: Sky Sports

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