Alexander Povetkin has Russian government behind him, warns Hearn

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• Anthony Joshua’s promoter says fight is important for Russia
• ‘This is a major, major thing if he could stick one on a Brit’

Alexander Povetkin has the full weight of the Russian government behind him as he prepares to fight Anthony Joshua at Wembley on Saturday evening, the promoter, Eddie Hearn, has warned.

Hearn, who believes Povetkin presents a much greater threat to Joshua’s WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight title belts than most realise, said Russia would love to “stick one on a Brit” given the difficult diplomatic relations between the two countries since the novichok poisonings in Salisbury.

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