Anthony Joshua is wasting little time putting his name side by side with the likes of legends Lennox Lewis, Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton in the annals of British boxing. The Watford-born pugilist didn’t step into the ring until he was 18, after all. By the time he was 22, Joshua had already won an Olympic gold medal. Today, the former Ring Prospect of the Year holds three of the sport’s four major championships as the IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight champion. His 2012 London Games exploits aside, Joshua truly stepped into the international spotlight with his epic defeat of Wladimir Klitschko in 2017, a TKO that resulted in the WBA world heavyweight title. In front of a crowd of 90,000 at London’s Wembley Stadium, Joshua recovered from an early knockdown to deliver the decisive blow in the 11th round, with the force of that thunderous uppercut presumably still ringing in the Ukrainian’s ears.
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