The close contest boxing match favoured Anthony Joshua after he sent his opponent crashing with decisive straight right hand and left hook.
Steve Gray the referee for the boxing contest stopped the match one minute and 59 seconds into the seventh round.
This Victory sees Joshua extend his unbeaten professional boxing record to 22 wins from 22 fights, with 21 knockouts, in front of his English home crowd and fans.
In a remark after the game he told sky news that;
“Povetkin is a very tough challenger and he proved it tonight,”
He went further to say that he came to have fun and do what he normally does in the gym highlighting why he won he said ;
“I realised he was strong to the head but weak to the body. “I got my knockout streak back, I found my right hand again”
The 39-yr-old Russian challenger was a good contender for the title but Joshua proved why he is the champion once more..
“It’s all right fighting men (who are) 39 years old (who are) half your size … tonight is pure evidence I’m fighting the best heavyweight out there in Deontay Wilder”
remember Anthony’s promoters opted out of an agreement to fight wilder for the Russian a move that made people think Anthony was afraid to fight wilder. The boxer went on to write that;