Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Tale of the tape

How do Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin measure up ahead of their Wembley showdown? We take a look at the two heavyweights.

Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin pose for the cameras during the weigh in London, England.   -  Getty Images

Anthony Joshua is back at Wembley Stadium, and this time he has another major belt in his possession.

A victory over Joseph Parker in Cardiff in March saw the unbeaten Briton crowned WBO champion, adding to the WBA and IBF straps he already had in his possession.

The last time Joshua fought at the national stadium, however, he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in stunning fashion, climbing off the canvas to stop the Ukrainian in the 11th round.

Next up at the venue is Alexander Povetkin, an experienced Russian who has lost only once as a professional. Bigger names may loom large on the horizon, but Joshua will know better than to overlook his challenger.

Ahead of the main event, we look at the vital statistics of both fighters, as well as their career numbers to date.

ANTHONY JOSHUA 

From: Watford, England
Age: 28
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6-6
Weight: 246 lbs.
Reach: 82 inches
Professional record: 21-0 (20 KOs)
KO ratio: 95 percent
Major career titles: WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles
Last fight: Joseph Parker, March 2018 (Won - points)

 

ALEXANDER POVETKIN 

From: Kursk, Russia
Age: 39
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 6-2
Weight: 222 lbs.
Reach: 75 inches
Professional record: 34-1 (24 KOs)
KO ratio: 71 percent
Major career titles: WBA heavyweight
Last fight: David Price, March 2018 (Won - KO)