People love to talk about Anthony Joshua’s flaws. What he may or may not do. There’s almost a snob attached to the fact that he can punch very, very hard.
And the fact is that when he hurts someone, he almost always gets the job done. In the hurt business, you can’t ask for more. To defeat Usyk in their eagerly awaited rematchI believe he will have to add to his KO tally.
Here, we take a look at Anthony Joshua’s best knockouts to date.
Wladamir Klitschko, April 29, 2017
Not the most eye-catching stop-scene, but it’s Joshua’s best win to date in his most intense bout to date.
Having knocked down great Ukrainian moments before with a well-camouflaged top cut, Joshua ended it well with a slam if the borderline is at the end of round 11.
Dillian Whyte, December 12, 2015
An upper leg lower forearm phase ended a fierce battle between two longtime domestic rivals. This fight actually proclaimed Joshua as a legal fighter at a higher level in the country, allowing him to win then skip over the British title.
His brutal stop in front of a man who won an amateur over him proves he’s ready for the next level.
Charles Martin, April 9, 2016
Martin has been widely touted as one of the worse world champions in terms of memory in recent times, but Joshua got a superb goal just in time to knock the reigning IBF champion out on points. middle of the second inning.
The fact that he landed on the same strike as Martin regained his foot, this time leading to the skirmish being missed, illustrates Joshua’s aggression and finishing ability.
Kubrat Pulev, December 12, 2020
Possibly the best illustrations of Joshua’s ability and desire to finish off an injured boxer.
Having caused the Bulgarian player to be seriously injured in the 9th round by consecutively hitting the consensus, Joshua showed no tolerance when using his right hand to make his opponent no longer have a way to recover.
Alexander Povetkin, September 22, 2018
The Russian Olympic gold medalist has never been stopped before meeting Joshua. But Watford’s man landed with a great right arm leaving Povetkin stunned before a sweet half-time lead for the exempt fight.
An underrated finish in an underrated win, it highlights Joshua’s prowess in even relatively simple shots.
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