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Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko 2 preview: Anthony Joshua's 5 biggest wins

Leigh Copson in Boxing 26 Jul 2017
Anthony Joshua celebrates after beating Wladimir Klitschko (credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ahead of his massive heavyweight rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in November, Bettingpro.com has been looking back at the five biggest wins of heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's career so far.


Joshua v Kevin Johnson (May 2015)


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This was Joshua’s 13th outing in the professional ranks and it was considered his toughest test to date because Kevin Johnson had never been stopped in his career – not even by Vitali Klitschko when he challenged for the world title in 2009. However, it was just another walk in the park for Joshua. Johnson was saved by the bell at the end of the first round, but the referee then saved him during the second, stepping in as Joshua landed heavy shot after heavy shot.

Joshua v Dillian Whyte (December 2015)


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Often we see fighters trash-talking to promote a fight, but on this occasion the heat between the two fighters was very real. Dillian Whyte had beaten Joshua in the amateur ranks and emotions threatened to boil over when the two men threw punches after the bell had sounded to end a round, but once Joshua regained his composure he went back to his clinical best and he landed a fight-ending uppercut in the seventh from which Whyte could not recover.

Joshua v Charles Martin (April 2016)


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Joshua had just 15 professional fights on his record when he was offered the chance to challenge IBF world champion Charles Martin, and despite his lack of professional experience this was a fight the British star could not turn down. AJ took his chance on the night though, taking out the American inside two rounds to maintain his perfect record 16 wins from 16 bouts with 16 by way of KO.

Joshua v Dominic Breazeale (June 2016)


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Joshua’s first defence of the IBF belt was against Dominic Breazeale and while the American was hardly a stand-out name, he did arrive in London with a decent reputation having won all 17 of his professional fights, stopping 15 of his opponents. Breazeale put in a spirited display as he became only the second man to take the world champion into the second half of a fight, but he was ultimately no match for Joshua and was finished off with a massive left hand in the seventh. 

Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko (April 2017)


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Having made two successful defences of his IBF title, Joshua agreed to face the legendary Wladimir Klitschko for his third outing as champion. With just 18 fights on his CV, many wondered if the British ace had finally bitten off more than he could chew in facing ‘Dr Steelhammer’, and the 90,000 crowd at Wembley was stunned when Klitschko floored the world champion in the sixth. Joshua, for the first time in his career, had to show his resilience and he did just that, battling back to finish Klitschko in the 11th round.


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Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko 2 preview: Anthony Joshua's 5 biggest wins

Ahead of his massive heavyweight rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in November, Bettingpro.com has been looking back at the five biggest wins of heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua's career so far.

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