IDRIS ELBA, SUGAR RAY LEONARD, Creed fighter TONY BELLEW & more witness AJ defend Heavyweight Belt [Photos]

IDRIS ELBA, SUGAR RAY LEONARD, Creed fighter TONY BELLEW & more witness AJ defend Heavyweight Belt [Photos]

By Jack Barnes

Anthony Joshua defeated Alexander Povetkin by TKO in the seventh round at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night in London during the headline bout of the inaugural boxing event on DAZN.

In front of a crowd of more than 80,000 people, Joshua erased some early-round adversity with a devastating left hook and right hand to the head that dropped his opponent. Though Povetkin beat the count and was briefly able to continue, Joshua quickly pushed ahead with a barrage of shots that led to referee Steve Gray stopping the fight as Povetkin sailed to the canvas a second time.

Tonight was the second loss of Povetkin’s career and the first via stoppage. Joshua remains undefeated.

Legendary boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Mandela and Avengers star Idris Elba, cruiserweight boxer and Creed star Tony Bellew, and Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy witnessed Olympian Anthony Joshua defeat Alexander Povetkin by TKO in the seventh round at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night in London during the headline bout of the inaugural boxing event on DAZN. Enjoy this video stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.

 

 

Photo Credits: Amanda Westcott/DAZN
This career-defining heavyweight clash, plus original daily programming for fight fans by fight fans, like the daily show hosted by Brooklyn natives Barak and Ak, is exclusively available On-Demand on DAZN.

Saturday’s Results:


12-round WBA, IBF, WBO World Heavyweight Championship

Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin

Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs) def. Povetkin (34-2, 24 KOs) TKO at 1:59 in Round 7

12-round Lightweight Bout

Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy

Campbell (19-2, 15 KOs) def. Mendy (40-5, 20 KOs) via unanimous points

119-109, 118-111, 116-112

12-round Cruiserweight Bout

Matty Askin vs. Lawrence Okolie

Okolie (10-0, 7 KOs) def. Askin (23-4, 15 KOs) via unanimous points

116-110, 114-112, 114-113

10-round Heavyweight Bout

Sergey Kuzmin vs. David Price

Kuzmin (13-0, 9 KOs) def. Price (22-6, 18 KOs) RTD in Round 4

8-round Welterweight Bout

Shakhram Giyasov vs. Julio Laguna 

Giyasov (5-0, 5 KOs) def. Laguna (14-1, 10 KOs) TKO in Round 4

DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, and Italy, and just launched for $9.99 a month in the U.S. – where it is set to become a must-have for fight fans, with 80+ fight nights already lined up from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series, and Combate Americas.

DAZN’s next Matchroom Boxing broadcast will feature Jessie Vargas against Thomas Dulorme on Oct. 6 at Wintrust Arena in Chicago. For more information, fans can follow DAZN’s U.S. social channels: @DAZNUSA on Facebook, @DAZN_USA for Twitter, and DAZN_USA for Instagram.

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