ANTHONY JOSHUA has been knocking out opponents since 2013 when he turned professional. The Olympic gold medal winner has made powerful punching his signature in the sport of kings. During his short, yet successful career, Joshua has posted a 21-0 record. Twenty of those 21 wins have been by knockout or technical knockout.
The English boxing heavyweight has unified three of the four major world boxing titles for his weight division. His next fight is on the horizon against Alexander Povetkin in September at Wembley Stadium. The WBA Super Heavyweight, IBF Heavyweight, WBO Heavyweight, and IBO Heavyweight titles will be on the line when the two gladiators take to the ring. Based on Joshua’s track record, it may be a quick night with another knockout.
Joshua vs. Wladimir Klitschko – 29th April 2017
Contrary to the boring fight against Parker, Joshua battled Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in a title unification bout. The two went at it in front of 90,000 fans, which set a post-World War II attendance record. The night was filled with drama. Although the fight’s ending wasn’t an emphatic Joshua knockout of an opponent, he battered Klitschko into oblivion. It was Klitschko’s muscle memory that kept him coming back for more punishment. Joshua won by T.K.O. in the 11, unifying the titles. A massive promo at William Hill has been set up for this particular match, signifying how important it was.
Joshua vs. Dillian Whyte – 12th December 2015
When Joshua and Dillian Whyte met in London at the O2 Arena, the two had plenty of hate between them. Whyte pushed Joshua early as he connected with a left hook that left Joshua on Dream Street. However, Joshua recovered and fought back against his hated rival. By the seventh, Joshua was in firm control and delivered an uppercut knockout punch to win the fight. It was the first professional fight in which Joshua went more than three rounds.
Joshua vs. Raphael Zumbano Love – 9th May 2015
Earlier in the year, Joshua battled Raphael Zumbano Love in Birmingham, England. No belt was on the line, but Joshua still battered his opponent. Love was completely overmatched when the two stepped into the ring that night and it didn’t take long for him to feel the canvas on the back of his skull. Love spent much of the fight covering up. When Joshua found an opening in the second round, it was lights out.
Joshua vs. Dennis Bakhtov – 11th October 2014
Joshua took on Dennis Bakhtov at the O2 Arena for the vacant WBC International Heavyweight title. The veteran Bakhtov was up against it that night as the much younger Joshua was hungry for his first gold belt. Joshua delivered a strong showing early and knocked out the Russia 1:00 into the second round.
Joshua vs. Emanuele Leo – 5th October 2013
Joshua spent 2:47 completely brutalising Emanuele Leo in the British boxer’s first ever professional fight. Held at the O2 Arena in London, Leo couldn’t even make it a full round before the fight was called via T.K.O. Joshua’s power overwhelmed the Italian at it set him on the path of destruction that he has been on ever since. It wouldn’t be until Joshua’s 15th fight that he went deeper than three rounds in a professional bout. Poor Leo didn’t have a chance and neither has many of Joshua’s subsequent opponents.
His next fight might be against the American Wilder. PlymouthWalers.com is expecting the odds to come out soon. Do not miss the fight, it promises to be one of the top sport moments of the year.