The Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin fight has been made official this morning with promoter Eddie Hearn confirming the date and venue a short time ago.
It had been thought the fight was next up for Joshua over the last couple of weeks following the Deontay Wilder fight talks collapsing but things went quiet on the Povetkin fight front there after.
However Hearn has confirmed things this morning:
IT’S ON! @anthonyfjoshua will defend his WBA,IBF,WBA and IBO World heavyweight titles against Alexander Povetkin at @wembleystadium on September 22! New York press conf tomorrow and London on Wednesday 🇬🇧🇷🇺 pic.twitter.com/NDCn7EpgvX
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 16, 2018
The presser taking place in NY likely means that the fight will be on new streaming service DAZN in the States as there is an announcement expected by Hearn for the service there during the week too in an official launch press conference.
The UK will still show Joshua’s fights on Sky pay per view of course but the DAZN move for Joshua in the US is a big coup for the service.
A platform that will now likely see a lot of new subscribers if Joshua does in fact box on the service.
Of course it isn’t official he will, but it has been highly rumored in recent weeks that his fight with Povetkin will be on there.