AJ – A Future Hall of Fame Finisher?

Anthony Joshua’s ruthless demolition of the vastly experienced Povetkin in only his 22nd fight begs the question as to whether AJ is on the same path of the all-time great finishers in the history of the Heavyweight Division.

Having exposed an opening in Povetkin’s defence in the 7th round, Joshua seized upon the opportunity like a Lion with it’s prey and relentlessly pulverized Povetkin with a barrage of devastating combinations to knockout his opponent with a killer’s instinct which was reminiscent of a peak Mike Tyson against the likes of Pinklon Thomas and an ageing Larry Holmes.

What was impressive watching Joshua was the fact that by his own admission he wasn’t at his best with his preparation for the fight with illness seemingly contributing to a sluggish start in the early part of the fight where Povetkin was successful early on landing some heavy shots that had the Wembley crowd concerned that the 39 year old Povetkin could be on the verge of a sensational upset against the undefeated Joshua.

An emphatic victory in the end for Joshua which will increase the appetite for a showdown with Wilder should as expected he get past the “Gypsy King” Tyson Fury.

Will Joshua in time be comparable with the greatest Heavyweight finishers in Boxing history?  Here are  some sensational endings to watch featuring Mike Tyson and Joe Louis.


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