Anthony Joshua weighs in twenty-four pounds more than Alexander Povetkin.
The task just got a little harder for former WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin. Along with having a height and age disadvantage, the 39 year-old is going to be at a major weight disadvantage.
Joshua who wants to score a knockout by the eight round over Povetkin came in slightly four pounds heavier than his last fight against Joesph Parker. The last time Povetkin fought a guy with this much of a height and weight advantage was against Wladimir Klitschko back in 2013.
He didn’t fare well in that fight; getting knocked down four times on his way to losing a wide unanimous decision. It’ll be interesting to see how he fares against a more youthful and giant of a heavyweight September 22.
Below are the weigh-in results of the full card:
- Anthony Joshua – 246 pounds (17 st and 8 pounds)
- Alexander Povetkin – 222 pounds (15 st and 12 pounds)
- Luke Campbell – 134 pounds (9 st and 8 pounds)
- Tvan Mendy – 134 pounds (9 st and 8 pounds)
- Matty Askin – 199 pounds (14 st and 3 pounds)
- Lawrence Okolie – 199 pounds (14 st and 3 pounds)
- Sergey Kuzmin – 244 pounds (17 st and 6 pounds)
- David Price – 265 pounds (18 st and 13 pounds)
- Shakhram Giyasov – 143 pounds (10 st and 3 pounds)
- Julio Laguna – 142 pounds (10 st and 2 pounds)
Also on the card will be undefeated prospects Dana Zaxo and Chris Kongo from the light heavyweight and welterweight divisions respectively.
With everyone successfully making weight, we have an event September 22!
By: Jerrell Fletcher