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Watford's Anthony Joshua regained his title, got his belts back and becomes a two-time world heavyweight champion after a tense rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.
Anthony Joshua executed the plan perfectly as he hit and danced his way to victory in a performance reminiscent of Muhammad Ali - Daily Mail
Joshua said: 'I love nothing more than a dust-up but in the position I was in the win had to come first and there are two sides to this game. I can knock people out but I also understand the sweet science of hitting without being hit back.' So instead of trading blows it was stick and move, hit and run. It was repetitive, monotonous even. That it worked as a means to the essential end was evident on the scorecards. One of 119-109, two of 118-110 which matched my reckoning of ten rounds to two for A J. Ruiz hardly laid a glove on him.
'Simplicity is genius,' he said. That was intended as a loyal endorsement of his long-time trainer Rob McCracken, for whose head some miss-guided sages had been calling since the mishap in Manhattan. It also served as a rebuke to those quasi-intellectuals suddenly attaching themselves to sport and who had somehow expected him to be not so much a prize-fighter as a political philosopher.
Joshua touched down twice in his own third-round hell in June when he was floored four times in all by Andy Ruiz Jr.
Robles his trainer said “If we gotta go to Wales or England or in this case Saudi Arabia, we gotta do what we gotta do…
Anthony Joshua knocks out Alexander Povetkin
Anthony Joshua beats Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds to retain his IBF, WBA Super, WBO & IBO heavyweight titles
Joshua stepped it up in the seventh round, putting his best foot forward and putting Povetkin on the canvas twice before the referee intervened.
Joshua is such a champ he said he will let his fans choose in an online poll. Thank you so much for your energy Wembley #AJBXNG
Anthony Joshua reveals he has been randomly drug tested 12 times before Alexander Povetkin fight.
Joshua explained: “They know my routine. I’ve had to do all my business, all in front of them. There’s no secrets with those guys.”
Joshua vs Povetkin: Anthony Joshua's skills are getting even sharper, says trainer Rob McCracken.
Since turning professional in 2013, the 28-year-old heavyweight has compiled a 21-fight unbeaten record, earning the WBA 'super', IBF and WBO belts which will be defended against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley on September 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
A world heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin. The Russian is the mandatory challenger to Joshua's WBA title and the Briton will defending his WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO belts when the two fighters meet.
Saturday, September 22, 2018. Wembley Stadium (London). Joshua last fought at Wembley when stopping Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017.
The 38-year-old Povetkin was the WBA champion from 2011 to 2013 and is now the WBA's mandatory challenger, meaning Joshua has to fight him or face being stripped of his title.
Anthony Joshua desperate to stay top.
Anthony Joshua says "the possibilities of 2018 are great" after cementing a record-breaking year with a dogged win over Carlos Takam.
Anthony Joshua stopped Carlos Takam in the 10th round to defend his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles.
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Bear Grylls took boxer Anthony Joshua to one of the UK’s most remote locations for new ITV ‘mission’
“I’m the king of my domain and right now I’m out of my comfort zone,” says AJ. “I hate bugs, I don’t like heights really. I’m used to being in the comfort of my living room, but I think let’s go for it. What’s the worst that can happen?”
AJ starts his journey dangling 50 feet below a helicopter, as Bear whisks him off to the notorious Commando Ridge in Cornwall - one of the UK’s most famous climbing faces and where the Royal Marines have trained since the Second World War. They climb up the exposed 70ft of granite rock, alpine traverses and sharp pinnacles. (Picture: Betty TV)