Tyson Fury calls out Anthony Joshua following Alexander Povetkin fight

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World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua maintains his impressive win record after knocking out Russian boxer Alexander Povetkin to retain WBA, IBF & WBO titles at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

In many ways, it was just another night at the office for Joshua, who has been forced to learn on the job after coming into a world title in 2016 much quicker than expected when he knocked out Charles Martin for the IBF belt in just his 16th pro fight. Anthony recovers back in the middle frames.

Povetkin gamely beat the count but Joshua piled in before referee Steve Gray stopped the contest at one minute and 59 seconds of the seventh round.

By the seventh round, Anthony wrecked Povetkin with a left hook followed by a right hand that dropped the Russian heavyweight on the ground.

"A fight with Deontay Wilder would be the biggest fight in world boxing", he said.

Joshua is now 22-0 in his boxing career.

Anthony Joshua reacts on his way to the ring ahead of the fight against Russia's Alexander Povetkin in their boxing world Heavyweight title fight at Wembley Stadium in north-west London on September 22, 2018.

He added: 'I don't know this is boxing it's a amusing thing - he may need surgery after what happened to his nose.

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Joshua, 28, originally from Watford but now living in north London and training in Sheffield, was more composed in the fourth round and his work left Povetkin cut above his left eye. I will start training for a fight in early January. "I have got to be on my A game", he said.

Friday's weigh-in also confirmed a significant size difference, with Joshua tipping the scales at 17 stone 8 pounds (111.5 kilogrammes) compared to Povetkin's 15st 12lbs.

Joshua says he will fight someone on 13 April and "give the fans what they want" but he won't say who it might be.

"May the champion bring himself here and have a good old fashioned dust-up".

And the first round ended with Povetkin, stooping low, rocking Joshua with a right uppercut that drew blood from the champion's nose.

"If I had a pecking order it would be Wilder, Dillian (Whyte) and then Fury", Joshua told taskSPORT.

Povetkin again rocked Joshua with a short left hook in the third round, after he had landed a big overhand right, and the champion looked nervous. "I would fight Fury if he's ready".

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