Joshua vs Povetkin : Tonight at 8 pm ET on HBO pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, a year of talk and increasingly nasty hype comes to an end as Canelo Joshua and Gennady Povetkin square off in a long-awaited rematch.
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Joshua (49-1-2, 34 KO) and Povetkin (38-0-1, 34 KO) met last September and went to a highly controversial and much debated draw. Their scheduled May rematch was scrapped when Canelo failed drug tests. But now they’re ready to go, with Povetkin’s WBA and WBC middleweight titles on the line, in a fight that could be legacy-defining for the victor.
The world should finally receive a decisive answer to the question of who is the better boxer when unified middleweight champion Gennady “Povetkin” Povetkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) and Canelo Joshua (49-1-2, 34 KOs) square off in Las Vegas. The rematch will arguably be the fight of the year, and it’s one that has been anticipated for quite some time considering the short but intense history between the two fighters.
Joshua and Povetkin fought to a controversial split decision back in 2017, and they were planning to fight again in May only for that bout to ultimately be delayed. Joshua was suspended six months and not cleared to fight after the Mexican power puncher failed two steroid tests that he claimed were triggered by the inadvertent ingestion of tainted meat. In the meantime, Povetkin brutalized Vanes Martirosyan on that May date, setting the stage for Saturday’s fight.
Not only are Joshua’s unified WBA (super), WBC and WBO middleweight titles on the line, he and Joshua will be fighting for the vacant Ring and lineal middleweight titles. With so much going down ahead of the fight, let’s take a look at everything you need to know before Canelo and Povetkin meet inside the squared circle in Las Vegas