5 Things you may not know about Alexander Povetkin

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Alexander Povetkin will become Anthony Joshua’s latest challenger when he fights the WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight champion on Saturday at Wembley Stadium.

Here, Press Association Sport explores five things about the 39-year-old Russian.

Another golden great

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin – Press Conference – Wembley Stadium
Alexander Povetkin has an Olympic gold medal (John Walton/PA)

Cashing in

Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko – Wembley Stadium
Wladimir Klitschko is the only man to beat Povetkin in a pro fight (Nick Potts/PA)

PED issues in the past

Olympics Drugs Test
Povetkin served a ban (Johnny Green/PA)

A fighter with a kick

Boxing – Principality Stadium
Povetkin does not just impress in the ring (Nick Potts/PA)

Pals with Putin

Salisbury incident
Vladimir Putin and Alexander Povetkin are friends (Nick Potts/PA)

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