Alexander Povetkin and Anthony Joshua will lay it all on the line in one of the year’s most anticipated boxing matches.
Povetkin, who’s suffered just one loss since turning professional back in 2005, will take on the reigning unified world heavyweight world champion Joshua for the IBF, WBO, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles as two of the world’s greatest boxers collide in an epic showdown.
But just who is Alexander Povetkin? How has his professional boxing career impacted his net worth? Here’s a look at who he is and what his net worth is, plus information about the upcoming Joshua vs. Povetkin match.
Who is Alexander Povetkin?
Alexander Povetkin is a professional boxer from Russia who currently owns an impressive 34-1 record. He’s slated to take on the reigning world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in an upcoming bout.
He was born in the former Soviet Union in the city of Kursk on September 2, 1979.
Initially focused on kickboxing in his youth, Povetkin later turned his attention to boxing and accumulated a stellar 125-7 amateur record while also winning a gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
After turning professional in June 2005, Povetkin soon established himself as one of the professional boxing world’s elite fighters, going undefeated in his first 26 matches and capturing the vacant WBA heavyweight title in August 2011 before losing it in October 2013 in the sole defeat of his professional career so far at the hands of Wladimir Klitschko.
Undeterred by the loss, Povetkin soon recovered to defeat all of his opponents since then, capturing the WBC International heavyweight title in May 2014, the WBC Silver heavyweight title in October 2014, both the WBO International and WBA Continental titles in July 2017 and also the WBA Intercontinental heavyweight title in December 2017.
In his most recent match in March 2018, the Russian boxer defeated David Price to retain his WBA Intercontinental and WBO International championship titles.
How old is Alexander Povetkin?
Povetkin is 39 years old, being born on September 2, 1979.
What is Alexander Povetkin’s net worth?
Per Famous People Net Worth, Povetkin’s net worth is estimated to be about $7 million (£5.3m).
How does Alexander Povetkin make his money?
Povetkin’s wealth is largely the result of his success in the ring over the years, as he’s accrued an impressive 34-1 record since turning professional in June 2005.
Who is Alexander Povetkin’s wife?
Alexander Povetkin is married to Yevgenia Povetkin.
The couple wed on June 5, 2013 in the Czech Republic. While they have no children together, Povetkin has a daughter named Arina from his former marriage to his ex-wife Irina.
Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin
The upcoming match between Alexander Povetkin and Anthony Joshua is slated to be one of the most-anticipated professional boxing events in months as Povetkin takes on the currently undefeated and reigning unified world heavyweight champion Joshua for the coveted WBA, IBO, WBO and IBF titles.
Ahead of the bout, Povetkin expressed respect for his opponent and excitement for the upcoming battle between the two Olympic boxing champions.
‘The battle for the world title has always been my goal. I fought for the moment to face the strongest in the world and on September 22 I get my opportunity. Anthony Joshua has four belts and I want them all.
‘I’m glad that our fight will finally take place, the meeting of two Olympic champions in the ring is destined to be a breathtaking event,’ he said.
Joshua also expressed great respect for Povetkin and unveiled his strategy against his opponent.
‘In the heavyweight division not only are they talented but one punch changes the course of the fight. We all know that story.
‘He’s got that punching power, he’s got big knockouts on his record, so it’s down to me to handle business accordingly.
‘He’s a threat with the left hook, but not only that, it’s how tough they are, how much do they want it?
‘He could have the best left hook in the world but if I keep punching him and breaking him down it might stop him from doing that, so these attributes need to get shut down early.
‘I’ve got to annihilate that from early on. He’s got a lot in his locker so I need to take control early.
‘The last time at Wembley was against Klitschko, and I think Povetkin is the right opponent to bring that style of fight out of me. It’s all about the “W”,’ the reigning world champion stated.
When is the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight?
The upcoming bout will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
The match is expected to start at around 10:30 pm BST.
Where is the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight?
The highly-anticipated match will take place in London at Wembley Stadium.
How to watch the Joshua vs. Povetkin fight
The boxing match can be seen on Sky Sports Box Office. Live streaming will also be offered on Sky Sports Box Office and via DAZN in the United States.
Joshua vs. Povetkin odds
Per Betfair, the current odds for the match are 1/10 for Joshua and 15/2 for Povetkin. The odds of the boxing match ending in a draw are also pegged at 50/1.