[99] The injury was later revealed to be true and 36-year-old Carlos Takam (35–3–1, 27 KOs), who was ranked number 3 by the IBF, stepped in to replace Pulev on 12 days notice.

We feel anything less is disrespectful or a disgrace.

Big respect to Wladimir for challenging the young lions of the division.

We're gonna go back, train hard, plan again and come back stronger. He told Sky Sports, "It's our final bottom line decision. After a dominant performance, Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title with a seventh-round knockout win.

Does Anthony Joshua Have Any Kids? In 2010 his domestic success earned him a place on the GB Boxing team and later the same year he became British amateur champion at the GB Championships after defeating Amin Isa. [72] In January 2017, Eddie Hearn announced that over 80,000 tickets had been sold, a new box office record, overtaking Carl Froch vs. George Groves II. [161] On 12 January 2019, Whyte revealed that he had turned down a 'severe lowball' offer from Joshua to fight him in a rematch. So I stuck behind the jab and I made sure anything that was coming back, I was switched on, I was focused and 12 rounds, baby! [197][198] He said in response, "If you think I'm a racist, go fuck yourself.

In the semi-final Joshua met Kazakh boxer Ivan Dychko, and despite Joshua's height disadvantage he won by 13:11 to gain a place in the Olympic final. "[38][39], Immediately after Joshua stopped Cornish, Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, confirmed Dillian Whyte would next put his undefeated record on the line against Joshua. The following month, on the undercard of Ricky Burns against Terence Crawford, Joshua defeated Hector Alfredo Avila with a first-round KO, in Glasgow, Scotland.

The fight was televised in the US live on Showtime.

[150][151] On 1 August, it was revealed by the WBO that the bout against Povetkin would satisfy Joshua's mandatory defences for both the WBA and WBO, since Povetkin was ranked as number 1 by both governing bodies.

The fight took place on Sky Box Office.

Joshua got a TKO victory in the second round, achieving his third knockout (KO) victory in a row. In his late teens/early 20s, AJ found himsel… [155], In the post-fight interview, Joshua stated, "I've got my knockout streak back and I found my right hand again. A replay was shown later in the evening which saw an increase. It was a good experience being here. [196], In June 2020, Joshua was accused of racism for his speech at a Black Lives Matter protest in Watford, where he said "show them where it hurts, abstain from spending your money in their shops and economies, and invest in black-owned businesses." Whyte claimed Joshua did not want to fight him, as he had known since September 2018, that he would be fighting in April 2019, yet did not make any offers. The 6ft 6in boxing machine has attracted plenty of attention for his performances in the ring, but w… [205], Joshua has expressed an interest in chess as well as reading as a way to reinforce his boxing and tactical abilities. The mother of his son is Nicole Osborne, a pole dancing teacher who has been Joshua's on-off lover since the two were at school. [89][90], On 3 August 2017, Klitschko announced on his website and social media channels that he was retiring from boxing. [126] Joshua and Parker both came in lighter compared to their respective previous bouts. Joshua was announced winner via count-back and the new Olympic champion.

He also went on to win the same tournament the following year. Defeated Cathal McMonagle (Ireland) 22-10, Defeated Sardor Abdullayev (Uzbekistan) RSC-3, This page was last edited on 12 October 2020, at 09:10. Nearly 80,000 will gather on Oct. 28 to create another unforgettable night of boxing. [173][174] Miller's deal with DAZN ensured he received a career-high purse of $4.875 million, which would include two more bouts on DAZN worth $3 million. [100][101] Despite Hearn claiming Joshua would weigh around 235–240 pounds, he officially weighed a career-heavy 254 pounds, while Takam came in a 235 pounds. [51] After the fight, Eddie Hearn said Joshua could next fight IBF mandatory challenger, Joseph Parker, around November. [113] Other names discussed for a Summer 2018 fight included Bryant Jennings and Alexander Povetkin. [35][36], On 16 July 2015, it was announced that Joshua would fight undefeated Scottish boxer Gary Cornish (21–0, 12 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title at The O2 Arena, London, on 12 September.

[102][103], On fight night, in front of nearly 80,000 fans in attendance, Joshua retained his world titles with what many believed was a premature stoppage in round ten. [60] Bryant Jennings and David Price were the names being pushed forward to fight Joshua next, however it was announced Joshua would be fighting at the Manchester Arena, defending his world title against former world title challenger Eric Molina (25–3, 19 KOs), who was coming off a stoppage victory against Tomasz Adamek, although being behind on the official scorecards. He was made to wear an electronic tag on his ankle when released. "If people can ride with me for the next 10 to 12 years I would really appreciate it, but if they can't foresee the future I'd rather they jump off the boat because I can't stop for no one right now," he told the Evening Standard. 4 in the world by AIBA and nephew of the three time Olympic champion Félix Savón. Martin was heavily criticized for his performance, and apparent lack of ambition to win the fight.

But now there are ordinary people, grandmas and grandads, who are worth millions just because of property prices. [140] At the same time, Hearn was also working out a deal for Joshua to fight WBA mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (34–1, 24 KOs). [11] Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. There was an accidental clash of heads in round three, however neither boxer was cut from this.

… So we'll be back again." Hearn jokingly said they were over-paying Parker, with the deal being 65–35. [163] According to Hearn, it was Joshua who was making the offer for the Whyte fight. Takam believed the fight was stopped too early, stating he would appreciate a rematch.

Hearn and Joshua spoke about potential fights in 2018, which included fights with Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder, where a win against both would see Joshua the undisputed champion and an all-British clash against Tyson Fury.

[50] Breazeale became only the second boxer, after Dillian Whyte, to take Joshua past three rounds. In the post-fight, Joshua said, "Gary had a solid jab so I had to make sure I didn't take any of those shots. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

[40] The two had previously fought within the amateur rankings in 2009 where Whyte had won.

It's up to him, I don't mind.

[193] Along with his boxing ability, this has been attributed to his "rags to riches" story, as he avoided a life of violence and crime by dedicating himself to boxing..[193] Joshua has spoken of his ambition to surpass Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s career earnings of $700 million, saying in an interview with GQ, "When I first started, the aim was to become a multi-millionaire. In that same year, he was rumored to have hooked up with Bella Hadid. [79] Joshua called out Fury in the post fight interview, "Tyson Fury, where you at, baby?

On the night, Joshua boxed a disciplined fight, keeping Ruiz at a distance with his jab and avoiding trading punches up close as he had in their first encounter.

Grit To Grind Tee - Black. [108] In the post-fight interview, Joshua was asked about the stoppage, to which he replied, "It was a good fight until the ref stopped it, I have the utmost respect for Takam. Anthony Joshua turned his life around to become a two-time unified heavyweight world champion following a couple of run-ins with the law as a youngster. [41][42] It is said that Joshua earned £3 million for this fight alone, as a result of signing a new five-year deal with Matchroom which sees him take a share of the PPV revenue earned. I'm really enjoying this right now. 15 wins. View our online Press Pack.

[183] Ruiz became a frontrunner after it was reported Luis Ortiz' team had rejected two offers of career high purses to fight Joshua. Kids', toddler, & baby clothes with Anthony Joshua designs sold by independent artists. [25] In Joshua's eighth fight, on 13 September 2014, against German heavyweight Konstantin Airich, Joshua took his undefeated record to 8–0 with a third-round stoppage victory at the Manchester Arena. [86], On 7 June 2017, the IBF granted Joshua an exemption for him to rematch Klitschko instead of fighting mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. Prior to the fight, Johnson had taken the likes of Vitali Klitschko, Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora the twelve-round distance. [119] On 28 December, Higgins announced that a split had been agreed which would see Parker earn between 30–35% of the purse and the fight should take place in April 2018.

One More Hoodie - Black / White. [24] Joshua's third fight was on the Prizefighter Series card against Croatian Hrvoje Kišiček on 14 November 2013. [190][191], A rematch took place on 7 December 2019 at the purpose built Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Cleaning fans hail tip of using your radiator to make your house smell fresh, Sweary mums, penny sales & LOTS of stolen condoms - I worked at Home Bargains, Lancashire plunged into Tier 3 as Manchester stands firm in Battle of the North, 'Incest' mom 'raped son, 12, before warning him not to tell as he "accepted it"', Sons forgive mum who tried to gas them to death with disposable BBQs, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No.

Every jab takes a breath out of you and I slowed him down."

[92] According to Hearn, the plan was to fight Pulev next, followed by Ortiz and then a potential unification fight against Deontay Wilder. [53], A week after the fight was announced against Breazeale, Joshua announced a new multi-fight deal with US broadcaster Showtime. He was found with eight ounces (226.8 grams) of herbal cannabis hidden in a sports bag in his Mercedes-Benz. On 9 May 2015, in his twelfth bout, Joshua defeated Raphael Zumbano Love in a second-round KO in Birmingham.

Higgins listed Camp Nou as the potential venue. Higgins made a final offer to Hearn on 22 November. Joshua won the fight by KO in the second round, taking his record to 9–0 and winning the WBC International heavyweight title aged just 24.

[57][58], A deal could not be finalized for Joshua vs. Klitschko, due to the WBA delaying a decision to sanction the fight and Klitschko injuring himself, which put the fight off completely. One day it does finish and now he has all the time in the world to think about business, family.". [208], In March 2011, Joshua was pulled over by the police for speeding in Colindale, North London. This caused an uproar as over 70,000 tickets were already sold. [81][82], The fight averaged 659,000 viewers on Showtime in the United States. In 2017, he was ranked as the world's most marketable athlete, ahead of basketball player Stephen Curry, who was ranked most marketable the previous year.

In 2017, his victorious fight against Wladimir Klitschko was named Fight of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America. It is considered to be one of the biggest upsets in the history of boxing, rivalling Mike Tyson vs. Buster Douglas.

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