Anthony Joshua became IBF heavyweight champion of the world in sensational fashion at the O2 Arena in London. ________________________________________________________________________________ Anthony Joshua became the ninth British born heavyweight champion in history with his win tonight. The Englishman took the center of the ring when the opening bell sounded, in an initial cautious first few moments of the first round, before he…
Date and Venue Confirmed for Anthony Joshua’s First IBF Heavyweight Title Defense
Anthony Joshua MBE will defend his IBF World Heavyweight title at The O2 on June 25th.
Joshua landed the belt at the London venue in style last month, dispatching Charles Martin inside two rounds.
The Watford man returns to the scene of that win for his first defence, with further information on his opponent and ticket sale dates to be released next week.
“If there is a date to get in your diary its June 25th – first title defence, The O2. Opponent to be announced but I just spoke to coach and I told him I am feeling great and I can’t wait to get back in to camp. I want to be active so that is why I chose the closest date. I appreciate you guys and I can’t wait to see you again and put on a great performance.”
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