Tag: Anthony Joshua

Carlos Takam to face Anthony Joshua after Kubrat Injury

Carlos Takam to face Anthony Joshua after Kubrat Injury

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Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF and WBA heavyweight world titles against Carlos Takam after Kubrat Pulev withdrew through injury. The bout is scheduled for 28 October at Cardiff's Principality Stadium, with more than 70,000 tickets already sold. It will be Joshua's first fight since stopping Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in April, adding the WBA title to the IBF belt he claimed in 2016. Pulev suffered a shoulder injury in sparring, with Takam the next in line. The Cameroonian-French 36-year-old had been on standby for the fight, promoter Eddie Hearn said. "I received a call from [promoter] Kalle Sauerland late afternoon to inform me that Pulev had injured his shoulder and may be ruled out of the fight - this was later confirmed by his doctor," he added. "IBF ru...
Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

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Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing - ruling out a rematch with Britain's Anthony Joshua. The Ukrainian, 41, was knocked out in the 11th round by current champion Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April. Joshua, 27, had hoped Klitschko would sign his rematch clause for a proposed fight in Las Vegas on 11 November. "I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports," said Klitschko. The two-time former champion, who held the unified title from 2006-2015 before losing to Joshua's fellow Briton Tyson Fury, ends his career with a record of 64 wins and five defeats. "I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career," he added. Joshua must now face m...
Anthony Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round

Anthony Joshua stops Klitschko in 11th round

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Anthony Joshua produced the performance of his career to add the WBA world heavyweight title to his IBF crown with an enthralling knockout win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium. A post-war record 90,000 fans at the national stadium were treated to a see-saw contest, Joshua dropping the former unified world champion in the fifth round, before being put down - for the first time in his 19-fight career - in the sixth. Both men looked in danger of being stopped over two rounds which will live long in the memory, before Joshua delivered the clinical blows in the 11th. The Briton landed a brutal uppercut which gave him the platform to send Klitschko down with an immediate flurry. The Ukrainian stood, was dropped by a left hook again moments later, then stood again, only fo...
Rob McCracken: Anthony Joshua has speed to beat Klitschko

Rob McCracken: Anthony Joshua has speed to beat Klitschko

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Anthony Joshua has the speed to beat Wladimir Klitschko and become undisputed world heavyweight champion, says his trainer Rob McCracken. The Briton, who defended his IBF title against Eric Molina on Saturday, is set to meet ex-champion Klitschko in April. Joshua, 27, has recently begun working full-time again with McCracken, who trained him as an amateur, helping him win Olympic gold at London 2012. "Without a doubt, he can knock anybody out," Rob McCracken told BBC Radio 5 live. "If he hits them hard enough, he will without a doubt knock them out. "Anthony can box, can move well, has great balance. Speed is the key as well. "When you have his speed, they don't see the punches coming. And that will be the plan for Klitschko, that he just can't avoid or defend what's co...