Anthony Joshua Names the Easiest Fight of His Career

Published 09/18/2020, 7:57 AM EDT


Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has turned himself into one of the biggest superstars in boxing within seven years. Boasting a pro record of 23 wins (22 KOs) and one loss, Joshua is one of the most looming heavyweights at this point.

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While he has already faced several professionals, the British sensation has newly revealed his easiest opponent so far. Having registered four first-round KOs to date, Joshua bills his pro-debut as the easiest fight.

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That said, he has also compared himself with George Foreman to explain why his professional debut was a special one.

Anthony Joshua had an elementary work to do that night

After a tremendous run in the amateur circuit, Joshua became a professional in 2013. He kicked off his career against Emanuele Leo.

During a recent chat, Joshua revealed how he felt during the entire process of the encounter.

“So I have come to the ring now, straight after the Olympics. I am fresh from my amateur career. He was eight fights in, eight wins. This is my professional debut, and I went in there and hit him with… I would call it the George Foreman,” said Joshua.

Talking about the contest, Joshua explained why he could relate it with Foreman.

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“It was just swinging from the hips. Boom, Boom, and I hit him with the last one, bang! Lights out, KO. Pro-debut gone well, and it’s the start of the professional career.”

Leo hasn’t been seen since the contest. The Italian heavyweight has seemingly hung up his gloves, as he is inactive for over seven years now. Thus, it is safe to state that Joshua retired an undefeated boxer in his very first pro-fight.

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Meanwhile, the British heavyweight has already become a 2x world champion and he will defend his titles soon against Kubrat Pulev. After that, Joshua can possibly lock horns with his contemporary Tyson Fury, another blockbuster contest for the fans.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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