Povetkin Ready For Anything From AJ

Alexander Povetkin knows that he may need to throw leather on September 22nd when he faces Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO heavyweight world titles.

“There is never any thoughts about losing,” Povetkin told Sky Sports. “I think just about coming to the ring and winning. I do everything for that.

“We have two scenarios – whether Anthony Joshua will decide to have a rumble, or he will keep the distance.

“We have both scenarios, we don’t know how it will go. We’re ready for any style of fight. I just want to win, this is most important.”

Povetkin punched his ticket to a mandatory title shot when he decimated David Price on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s win over Joseph Parker in March.

The Russian fighter would rally from an early knockdown to drop Price in the fifth round.

“I can’t say that this knockdown hurt me too much,” Povetkin said. “But after that, I watched the moments what I did wrong in that exact moment. That was just a small mistake that I will try not to do in the fight with Joshua.

“In general, I’m satisfied with my performance. Of course I made a mistake, but I win. This is a key moment. I just want to say again, I really love how people react for boxing. Of course they support the British guy, but at the same time they love beautiful and quality boxing.”

Initial Report: Sky Sports

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