Povetkin
Joshua and Povetkin

Anthony Joshua outweighed Alexander Povetkin as they weighed in for their world heavyweight title fight at Wembley.

The unified champion weighed four pounds more than for his last title fight against Joseph Parker, tipping the scales at 17st 8lbs 5oz, with Povetkin coming in at 15st 12lbs, one stone and 10 pounds lighter for Saturday’s fight.

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Joshua believes Povetkin’s smaller physique is built for speed, but the unbeaten 28-year-old insists he is agile enough to bring up his 22nd professional victory.

“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.”

The Russian challenger is notably lighter than for his last win over David Price in March, vowing to seize his opportunity to rip away the WBA ‘super’, IBF and WBO titles from Joshua.

“I’m very happy about the weight difference, I feel great,” he told Sky Sports.

“I actually live very calmly with not much excitement, I’m ready. The very least I will do is give everything I have.

“It’s one of my last big chances.”