Alexander Povetkin insists he's not a drugs cheat, Anthony Joshua responds

DAZN  FACEBOOK  MATCHROOM BOXINGAnthony Joshua was involved in a heated row with Jarrell Miller

Perform Group's DAZN streaming platform has been launched in Japan, Germany, Switzerland, and Canada and on Sept 10 it will finally arrive here in the USA and will have a heavy initial focus on boxing and mixed martial arts.

Summary: Parker had been expected to be the toughest foe during Joshua's title reign and forced him go all 12 rounds for the first time in his professional career.

I have to take him deadly serious because he has got the capability to beat people at this level. We were trying to get the deal done, as you can see. I don't want a one-hit fight wonder, then I'm a champion one week and few months later I've lost it because I'm living the life. I need to secure my destiny of become undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. "It's not about Povetkin or Wilder - it's about me, and my legacy", Joshua said from within Wembley's underbelly on Wednesday. I would rather stay clean and give it my...

The historic showdown to determine the first undisputed heavyweight champion in nearly 20 years deserves to be held in the biggest stadium in US, but one of the biggest issues in trying to make it happen is money. 'I want to say that Anthony Joshua has proved that he's one of the strongest fighters here - and I'm excited about this fight, ' the 38-year-old said. "I can't judge what a man does to another man".

The IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO world champion has been criticised by certain parts of the boxing community after he was forced to disregard a unification bout with American champion Deontay Wilder to organise a mandatory defence against Povetkin.

"People are attaching names to names but don't back it up", he said.

Alexander Povetkin insists he's not a drugs cheat, Anthony Joshua responds

Ultimately, that's where Wilder and many US boxing fans have a major problem. He loves sport and is a fan of mine who gives me much help.' Hmmm. I just wont tolerate it out of the ring either.

"My side has been signed".

During the DAZN press conference new recruits Demetrius Andrade, Jessie Vargas, Artur Beterbiev, Maurice Hooker and Daniel Roman were introduced by promoter Eddie Hearn.

Both fighters have signed up to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association's (VADA) programme ahead of their September 22 date at Wembley Stadium and have already been tested twice, but questions persist over whether Povetkin should be given such an opportunity.

This story originally appeared on Sky Sports.

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