WATCH: Alexander Povetkin shows off gruesome scars on face after Anthony Joshua defeat

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018 | 0

It goes without saying that squaring off against Anthony Joshua inside a boxing ring is a perilous task. And, by now, even Alexander Povetkin would agree.

The duo locked horns for the heavyweight titles at the Wembley over the weekend, with Joshua continuing his unbeaten streak to retain his belts.

Even as Povetkin was arguably better off the blocks – perhaps being ahead halfway down the 12-round bout – he couldn’t evade Joshua’s brute power as the contest progressed.

Povetkin couldn’t take it anymore, being knocked down in the seventh round. Seconds later, he was floored again. He couldn’t get back to his feet on that occasion.

The Russian star later took to his official Instagram account to share a clip that showed off some gruesome facial scars.

This was the first KO loss for Povetkin, a former Olympic gold medallist, whose only other defeat came at the hands of former kingpin Wladimir Klitschko.

As for Joshua, he is next expected to take on WBC holder Deontay Wilder in a unification fight.


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