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The best pictures as Anthony Joshua retains his heavyweight titles at Wembley

The Briton recovered from a bloodied nose to knock out Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin.

Anthony Joshua defended his IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Alexander Povetkin at Wembley.

Here, Press Association Sport picks out the best photos from the fight.

Anthony Joshua made a grand entrance at Wembley
Joshua makes a grand entrance at Wembley (Nick Potts/PA)
Alexander Povetkin made the better start to the fight
Povetkin makes the better start to the fight (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua was left with a bloodied nose - but he was soon fighting back
Joshua was left with a bloodied nose – but soon fights back (Nick Potts/PA)
Both fighters were landing shots as the fight progressed
Both fighters were landing shots (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua opened up a cut above Alexander Povetkin's eye
Joshua opened up a cut above Povetkin's eye (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua stepped it up in the seventh round and knocked his opponent down
Joshua steps it up in the seventh round and knocks his opponent down (Nick Potts/PA)
Alexander Povetkin struggled to get back to his feet
Povetkin struggles to get back to his feet (Nick Potts/PA)
The referee checks on with Alexander Povetkin
The referee checks on Povetkin (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua stepped it up in the seventh and knocked his opponent down
The referee steps in to stop the fight (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua celebrates his victory
Joshua celebrates his victory (Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua retains his WBA, WBO and IBF belts
 Joshua holds aloft his title belts ( Nick Potts/PA)
Anthony Joshua was a clinical winner
Joshua gets ready to have his hand raised in victory (Nick Potts/PA)


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