Image of the heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua in front of the Wembley Stadium arch. The picture, part of a giant advertising hoarding, was to celebrate the match between British fighter Joshua and the Russian Alexander Povetkin on Saturday, 22 September 2018.
Joshua beat Povetkin in seven rounds to defend his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles and reaffirm his status as the world’s leading heavyweight boxer. He has become only the second man to defeat 39-year-old Povetkin. Wembley Stadium had an estimated crowd of 68,000. In July, Joshua announced he had signed a two-fight deal to compete at the national stadium. The next match is on 13 April, 2019.