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No Nerves Detected On Joshua At Weigh In With Povetkin

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The big lad looked loose and ready to rumble, betraying no tightness or serial killer game face at the weigh in for his Saturday showdown at Wembley Stadium.

Some 80,000 are expected on site and a UK PPV record could be made when large and in charge Anthony Joshua tussles with 39 year old Russian challenger Alexander Povetkin..

Who reading this likes Povetkin in the upset? (Amanda Westcott pic; Westcott pic below for DAZN as well.)

..in the jumbo sized room.

In America, boxing fans can stream the scrap, and the undercard, on DAZN, with a 1 PM ET start time.

AJ was 246.5, and as always, looked positively ripped. Povetkin (34-1)  looked in shape, at 222, though we wonder if he will be feeling light midway through, when the beefy Brit has been shoving him to and fro. 

For the record, AJ was 242 for his last go, against Joseph Parker in March. He weighed 229 versus David Price, in March.

Neither man barked or looked to gain an edge with an extraneous shove or anything.

AJ took to Twitter to laud Povetkin for his demeanor in this, the leadup. My three cents: My reading of body language tells me that maybe Povetkin isn’t coming in thinking he’s alpha dog. See below…Could be a stoppage sort of night for Joshua…

There are other bouts to take in Saturday, as well:

 

NOTE: It was a drama free weigh in, save for the appearance of Shannon Briggs.

Fan fave Briggs as captured by Amanda Westcott for DAZN.

The 47 in December Brooklyner showed up and was asked to move away from the press area. He shouted “Let’s go, champ,” and joshed with Hearn, while asking for a shot at a top tier heavyweight.

NOTE 2: Promotional consideration from DAZN to NYFights and TALKBOX was furnished.

Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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