Anthony Joshua’s Knockout Record
Here we take a look at Anthony Joshua’s Knockout Record, during his professional boxing career.
Anyone who takes a seat to enjoy a good round of boxing is familiar with the name Anthony Joshua. Born in Watford, Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom, he is the current International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight champion, WBA Super world heavyweight champion and the IBF World heavyweight champion.
The 28-year-old is currently ranked the world’s best active heavyweight according to the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and with good reason. All of his previous matches have either ended with a knockout or a total knockout. Let’s rewind the tapes and take a look at Anthony Joshua’s fights that ended in a knockout.
AJ Vs Emanuel Leo
This match took place at Joshua’s debut on 5 October 2013 at the O2 Arena in London. Italian Emmanuel Leo had it tough from the start as Joshua TKOd him in the first round. It was Joshua’s first fight as a professional boxer.
AJ vs Paul Butlin
This bout took place in Sheffield at the Motorpoint Arena on 26 October 2013. Butlin, who is also from the UK was bombarded by so many heavy punches from AJ that the referee, so it fit to end the match in the second round and declare Joshua, the winner by TKO.
AJ vs Hrvoje Kisicek
His third match was against Croatian Hrvoje Kisicek held on 14 November 2013. This ended up being AJ’s third TKO in a row, and the fight ended in the second round.
AJ vs Dorian Darch
Joshua was now set to meet up with fellow Englishman Dorian Darch on 1 of February 2014, knocking him cold in the 2nd round to raise his record to 4.
AJ vs Hector Alfredo Avila
Joshua then met up with Hector Avila on 1 of March of 2014. The match was held in Scotland on the undercard of Ricky Burns vs Terrence Crawford. AJ KOd the Argentine Hector in the 1st round.
AJ vs Matt Legg
On 31st may 2014, Anthony Joshua went face to face against Matt legg, also from the UK at the Wembley stadium on the undercard of Carl Froch vs George Groves. He knocked out Matt leg in the first round.
AJ vs Matt Skelton
Held in the Echo Arena in Liverpool Joshua met up against Englishman Matt Skelton on 12 July 2014. The match was stopped in the 2nd round and Joshua won by TKO.
AJ vs Konstantin Airich
AJ’s 8th match was against German Konstantin Airich. It was held at the Manchester Arena on 13th September where he won by TKO in the 3rd round.
AJ vs Denis Bakhtov
This was Anthony Joshua’s 9th professional fight, and this time it was for the WBC International heavyweight title. The title was open, and Denis Bhatov was looking to win it for the second time. Facing up against each other on 11th October 2014, it was AJ who won by Knocking out Denis in the second round.
AJ vs Michael Sprott
On November 22, Joshua knocked out Michael Sprott at the O2 Arena in the 1st round in what was his 10th professional appearance.
AJ vs Jason Gavern
In 2015 on 4th April. AJ was set for a bout against American Jason Gavern. The match took place in Newcastle and Joshua Knocked out Gavern in the 3rd round.
AJ vs Raphael Zumbano Love
Held in Birmingham, Anthony Joshua went against Brazilian Zumbano Love on 9 May 2015. He Knocked out Raphael in the second round to secure his 12th win.
AJ vs Kevin Johnson
On his 13th appearance, AJ together with American Kevin Johnson was competing against each other for the WBC International heavyweight championship on 30 March 2015. AJ finished the match in the 2nd round by TKO.
AJ vs Gary Cornish
This bout took place on 12th September 2015 at the O2 Arena for the vacant Commonwealth Heavyweight Title. Joshua was also defending his WBC International Heavyweight title. AJ knocked out Scottish Gary in the 1st round to secure both titles.
AJ vs Dilian Whyte
On 12 December 2015, AJ and Whyte were to face up in a grudge match for the vacant British Heavyweight title at the O2 Arena. AJ would also be defending his Commonwealth heavyweight title as well as the WBC international heavyweight title. AJ had fought fellow Englishman Dilian Whyte before back when he was an armature in 2009 and lost. This time AJ won by knocking out Dilian Whyte in the 7th round.
AJ vs Charles Martin
AJ’s following match was on 9th April 2016 against American Charles Martin where Martin was to defend his IBF heavyweight title at the O2 Arena. Martin received a mighty straight right hand in the second round that sent him to the floor in the 2nd round only to get up a moment later and receive another one. This time he stayed down and AJ took the IBF heavyweight title.
AJ vs Dominic Breazeale
Held on 26 June 2016 AJ faced up with American Dominic Breazeale also at the 02 Arena. On the 7th round, Dominic received a heavy left hand and went straight down. AJ successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title.
AJ vs Eric Molina
This fight saw AJ defend his IBF heavyweight title for the second time against American Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 at the Manchester Arena. AJ knocked out Molina in the 3rd round to retain the title.
AJ vs Wladimir Klitschko
On 29th April 2017, AJ was set up against Ukrainian Klitschko at the Wembley stadium where he would defend his IBF Heavyweight title as well as try to go for the vacant International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight Title and the WBA Super World Heavyweight Title. AJ won in the 11th round by TKO in one of the highest drama matches to ever grace the screens.
AJ vs Carlos Takam
AJs most recent fight was against Carlos Takam where he would be defending his titles against the Cameroonian-French boxer. The match was held on 28 October 2017 at the Principality stadium in Cardiff. AJ ended the fight in the 10th round with a TKO.
Anthony Joshua is set up to face New Zealand’s Joseph Parker on 31st of March. This is the match the whole world is waiting to see. Will he manage to add another knockout to his list or will he finally meet his match? We will find out on the 31st match.