Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin have officially weighed in one day before their unified heavyweight title fight.
Joshua came in at 246.5 pounds, more than 20 pounds heavier than Povetkin but still within his usual range in weight, which is between 242 and 254 pounds. The fight headlines a seven-fight card at London's Wembley Stadium, the first time the venue has hosted a boxing event since Joshua's April 2017 fight against Wladimir Klitschko.
Below are the official weights for all seven fights on the September 22 Matchroom Boxing card at Wembley Stadium:
Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin: Unified WBA, IBF, WBO World Heavyweight Championship:
Anthony Joshua: 246.5 lbs.
Alexander Povetkin: 222 lbs.
Luke Campbell vs. Yvan Mendy: WBA Lightweight Final Eliminator
Luke Campbell: 134.6 lbs.
Yvan Mendy: 134.7 lbs
Matty Askin vs. Lawrence Okolie: BBBofC British Cruiserweight Championship:
Matty Askin: 199.8 lbs.
Lawrence Okolie: 199.3 lbs.
Sergey Kuzmin vs. David Price: Heavyweight Bout
Sergey Kuzmin: 244.6 lbs.
David Price: 265.4 lbs.
Shakram Giyasov vs. Julio Laguna: Welterweight Bout
Shakram Giyasov: 143.2 lbs.
Julio Laguna: 142 lbs.
Chris Kongo vs. Petar Alexandrov: Welterweight Bout
Chris Kongo: 149.8 lbs.
Petar Alexandrov: 151 lbs.
Dana Zaxo vs. Tony Bilic: Light Heavyweight Bout
Dana Zaxo: 181.4 lbs.
Tony Bilic: 182.8 lbs.
The card will be streamed in the United States exclusively on DAZN, the first time the streaming service broadcasts a live boxing fight. Joshua recently spoke with Fightful about his thoughts on returning to Wembley Stadium and headlining the venue within five years of his pro debut and can be seen at this link.