After the fight, Joshua said on the DAZN broadcast the top person he would like to face next is Deontay Wilder, the American WBC world heavyweight champion.
Povetkin had proved himself a difficult opponent, much tougher than the odds would have suggested.
A quiet first round ended with a left hook that caused the champion to stumble and turned his nose into a faucet.
DAZN USA showed an example of the kind of power punches Povetkin was throwing:
Joshua was able to quiet his opponent's activity in the fourth round, finding the distance on his jab and throwing it more to the body than the head.