April 26, 2017
April 26, 2017
anthony joshua

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ANTHONY JOSHUA can add the WBA heavyweight title to his IBF belt when he fights Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Anthony Joshua, left, and Wladimir Klitschko stand face to face
(Peter Byrne/PA)

Here, we take a statistical look at his promising career.

18 – Joshua has had only 18 professional fights, yet is the favourite to beat one of the finest heavyweight champions in history.

18 – he has stopped all 18 of his professional opponents inside the distance, giving him a 100 per cent knockout record.

Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Dillian Whyte
(Nick Potts/PA)

3 – the number of world heavyweight title fights he has been involved in – against Charles Martin, Dominic Breazeale, and Eric Molina, all of America.

3 – the number of recognised professional titles Joshua has won. He is the reigning IBF heavyweight champion, and once held both the British and Commonwealth titles.

5 – five of Joshua’s 18 opponents were stopped inside a round. Emanuele Leo, Hector Alfredo Avila, Matt Legg, Michael Sprott and Gary Cornish were all unable to survive even three minutes with him.

Anthony Joshua, left, in action against Michael Sprott
Anthony Joshua in action against Michael Sprott (Peter Byrne/PA)

7 – the highest number of rounds any of Joshua’s fights have lasted. First Dillian Whyte and then Breazeale proved his most resilient opponents.

7 – Joshua’s age in years when Klitschko made his professional debut, in November 1996 against Fabian Meza. The Briton was six when Klitschko won Olympic gold at Atlanta ’96.

1 – Olympic gold medals won. Joshua’s came at London 2012.


44 – the number of rounds he has boxed as a professional. Klitschko surpasses that in his five most recent fights alone.

90,000 – the number of spectators expected to attend Saturday’s fight, a post-war record for a boxing event in the UK.