Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin ‘pressure-free’ ahead of Wembley showdown Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin ‘pressure-free’ ahead of Wembley showdown
Alexander Povetkin vows to leave everything in the ring Alexander Povetkin vows to leave everything in the ring After engaging in an icy final... Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin ‘pressure-free’ ahead of Wembley showdown

Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin 'pressure-free' ahead of Wembley showdown

Alexander Povetkin vows to leave everything in the ring

Alexander Povetkin vows to leave everything in the ring

After engaging in an icy final stare-down, Alexander Povetkin is feeling “no pressure” ahead of Saturday’s heavyweight clash with Anthony Joshua.

The menacing Russian hit the scales at 15st 12lbs, with Joshua 17st 8lbs 5oz, as the blockbuster battle for the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles, live on Sky Sports Box Office, draws near.

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Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin 'pressure-free' ahead of Wembley showdown

Joshua far heavier than Povetkin

Anthony Joshua was over a stone-and-a-half heavier than Alexander Povetkin.

Povetkin cut a relaxed and confident figure at the weigh-in with little concern about coming in the much lighter man.

Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin 'pressure-free' ahead of Wembley showdown

I’m very calm, I feel no pressure.

Alexander Povetkin

“It’s a very comfortable and good weight for me, I feel great,” he said, via a translator.

“I didn’t see anything in his [Joshua’s] eyes. I have prepared for speed and power.

“I’m very calm, I feel no pressure and am very happy about this fight taking place so soon.

Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin 'pressure-free' ahead of Wembley showdown Joshua is ready to put on his dancing shoes Joshua is ready to put on his dancing shoes

“It’s very pleasant for me to see fans of mine here in England rooting for me.

“I don’t make predictions, it will be an interesting and thrilling fight.”

Despite the sizeable weight advantage, unified champion Joshua insists he is agile enough to bring up his 22nd professional victory.

Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin 'pressure-free' ahead of Wembley showdown

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Early booking lines are open for the Wembley Stadium heavyweight showdown.

“He’s going to be quick, going to be fast, so I’ll put on my dancing shoes and be fast with my feet,” Joshua told Sky Sports.

“I’m a physical, strong guy, who knows how to box.”

Watch Joshua vs Povetkin, at Wembley Stadium, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Book via your Sky remote or book it online here.

Even if you aren’t a Sky TV subscriber you can book and watch it at skysports.com/boxofficelive.

Joshua vs Povetkin: Alexander Povetkin 'pressure-free' ahead of Wembley showdown Joshua far heavier than Povetkin ahead of Wembley fight Joshua far heavier than Povetkin ahead of Wembley fight
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