"I realised he was strong to the head but weak to the body".
"I've got my knockout streak back and I found my right hand again", Joshua said. "The energy in here spurs you on and I do feel that pressure".
A mega fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was just announced for December 1st on Showtime, and the victor of the Joshua and Povetkin fight will likely, and hopefully, face the victor of tonight's bout in the near future.
Anthony Joshua sensationally knocked out Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round of their heavyweight clash at Wembley Stadium to retain his IBF, WBO and WBA titles, as the Londoner unleashed a barrage of heavy blows which left the Russian on the canvas.
"The whole country is rooting for me. I'm going to show you guys - there you go".
The fight, held at Wembley Stadium, was a sell-out affair carried out in front of a raucous crowd. Joshua capitalised on his aggression in a way that Klitschko could not, dropping him once before stopping him on his feet.More news: Mental Patients Chained in Back of Sheriff’s Van Drown During Florence
The fight is the first of a two-match deal Joshua has agreed to stage at Wembley, with the second due to take place in April next year.
If with Joshua's past two fights there was a frustration that he did not defeat Carlos Takam and Joseph Parker as convincingly as he would have hoped, there is also the reality that, similarly to Klitschko, they are yet to recover from those defeats.
Povetkin was Olympic super-heavyweight gold medalist in 2004, eight years before Joshua was and four years before Joshua had stepped into a boxing ring, and that experience caused a lot of trouble for Joshua. It wound up taking more than a month, during which time a member of Fury's management team told ESPN that there were internal discussions about Fury possibly having another tune-up fight before taking such a big step up against Wilder.
"He is a special talent and a great role model".
"They mentioned if it's not [Deontay] Wilder it'll be [Dillian] Whyte, there's no mention of Tyson Fury, the lineal heavyweight champion of the world".