This time Martin failed to beat the count after taking too long to get up, and the referee waved the fight off, with Joshua winning his first world title.
Martin was heavily criticized for his performance, and apparent lack of ambition to win the fight. Observers accused him of quitting early, feeling that he could have got up quicker and fought on.
After a dominant performance, Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title with a seventh-round knockout win.
Breazeale was dropped heavily by a huge left hand. The card averaged , viewers. A week after the fight was announced against Breazeale, Joshua announced a new multi-fight deal with U.
This would mark the first time since September that Joshua would be fighting in the city. A deal could not be finalized for Joshua vs.
Klitschko, due to the WBA delaying a decision to sanction the fight and Klitschko injuring himself, which put the fight off completely.
The fight was televised in the United States live on Showtime. He was first dropped after a right hand to the jaw. Molina beat the count but was met with a flurry of punches, forcing referee Steve Gray to end the fight.
Molina tested positive for dexamethasone , a corticosteroid after his loss to Joshua. There was some controversy as Molina had fought twice after in After Joshua knocked out Molina in the third round, the Joshua vs.
Klitschko fight was officially announced by Hearn in the ring. Mendoza confirmed that the winner will have to face mandatory challenger Luis Ortiz next, with deadlines due to be set after the unification fight.
Because of this clashing with the WBA enforcing their mandatory, it was believed that either Joshua or Klitschko would have to vacate a title.
He put a request in for 5, more tickets to be made available. Joshua came in heavier at pounds. In front of a post-war record crowd of 90, in attendance, Joshua won by TKO in a high-drama war that saw both men giving their all.
They fought a close and cautious first four rounds. In the fifth, Joshua came out roaring and barraged Klitschko to the canvas. An angry Klitschko rose up and dominated Joshua for the remainder of the round, battering him and scoring his own knockdown in round 6.
The next few rounds were again cautious, both men wary of each other, until a reinvigorated Joshua attacked Klitschko in round 11, sending him to the canvas.
Klitschko again rose but Joshua knocked him down for a second time in the round, then sent a barrage of punches while Klitschko was against the ropes that made the referee stop the fight.
At the time of stoppage, Joshua was ahead on two judges scorecards 96—93 and 95—93, and the third judge had Klitschko ahead 95— I just want to fight everyone.
Big respect to Wladimir for challenging the young lions of the division. The fight averaged , viewers on Showtime in the United States. Nielsen Media Research revealed the fight peaked at , viewers which was during rounds five and six.
The whole card averaged 9. This was higher than the 8. At this point, it was not said that the rematch would take place. Klitschko said he needed time to review his situation before agreeing to a rematch.
It was only weeks after the fight, when Eddie Hearn filed the paperwork to the IBF to request the exemption to the mandatory defence.
IBF explained that the rematch must take place no later than 2 December and the winner must fight Pulev next with no exemptions.
Thus, ending the possibility of a Joshua v Klitschko rematch. On 3 August , Klitschko announced on his website and social media channels that he was retiring from boxing.
Nearly 80, will gather on Oct. Anthony will meet his mandatory challenger, [IBF] No. Get ready for the next episode from the biggest star in world boxing.
It also set the record of largest boxing attendance to be expected indoors. The previous record was Muhammad Ali vs. Leon Spinks rematch which gathered 63, fans at the New Orleans Superdrome in Showtime had the right of first option and a matching right, if any providers bid higher.
On 16 October, rumours circulated that Pulev had suffered an injury, which could see the fight being in jeopardy.
Hearn revealed when the Joshua vs. IBF stated that Joshua fighting Takam would satisfy his mandatory defence. On fight night, in front of nearly 80, fans in attendance, Joshua retained his world titles with what many believed was a premature stoppage in round The official time of stoppage was 1 minute, 34 seconds.
Many fans ringside booed the referee stoppage, which saw Takam go out on his feet. After the referee checked the eye, Joshua knocked Takam down with a left hook to the head.
Takam beat the count and lasted the remainder of the round. Referee Phil Edwards asked the ringside doctor to take a look at Takam a few times during the fight.
In round 10, Joshua landed a clean right uppercut, followed by a barrage of punches. Referee Edwards, seeing this, stepped in between, halting the fight.
It was revealed at the time of stoppage, judges Pawel Kardyni and Michael Alexander had Joshua ahead 89—81, whilst judge Ron McNair had the fight 90—80 perfect for Joshua.
My job is the opponent. Hearn and Joshua spoke about potential fights in , which included fights with Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder, where a win against both would see Joshua the undisputed champion and an all-British clash against Tyson Fury.
A replay was shown later in the evening, which averaged , viewers. Higgins spoke to Fairfax Media , saying the offer would need to be more reasonable, also taking into consideration the fight would take place in the UK.
Higgins made a final offer to Hearn on 22 November. We feel anything less is disrespectful or a disgrace. Higgins listed Camp Nou as the potential venue.
Hearn jokingly said they were over-paying Parker, with the deal being Higgins stated that a rematch clause would be in place for Joshua, should he lose.
A picture was posted on Twitter which revealed the scales that Joshua stood on, his weight was at Parker weighed in first at The judges scored the fight —, —, and — in favour of Joshua.
Parker started on the backfoot in the opening rounds allowing Joshua to take the rounds. There was an accidental clash of heads in round 3, however neither boxer was cut from this.
There was another accidental head-butt in round 9 where the referee called for a short break. Parker suffered a cut over his left eye after Joshua accidentally elbowed him.
In round 12, neither boxers engaged as much as expected with Joshua trying to track Parker down, who again, on the backfoot looked to survive the round.
The fight was marred by Italian referee Giuseppe Quartarone, who kept both boxers from fighting on the inside. This mostly had negative impact on Parker, where he was seen to have the most success.
The referee was breaking the action each time both boxers were on the inside, even when they were still throwing shots. Many boxers, pundits and both the Sky Sports and Showtime broadcast team criticised the referee during and after the fight.
After the fight, Joshua explained his game plan for the fight, "My strategy in there was kind of stick behind the jab.
The old saying is the right hand could take you around the block, but a good jab will take you around the world.
And that secured another championship belt. So I stuck behind the jab and I made sure anything that was coming back, I was switched on, I was focused and 12 rounds, baby!
I thought it was hard, right? A lot to work on. It was a good experience being here. Thank you all for the opportunity to fight in this big stadium.
No regrets, you know, take it on the chin. Come back stronger, more punches. But I would love to have another go. Just back to the drawing board.
The fight was shown live in US on Showtime in the afternoon. The live showing averaged , viewers and peaked at , viewers.
A replay was shown later in the evening which saw an increase. The replay averaged , viewers and peaked at , viewers. Nielsen Media Research, who released the figures do not have the facility to measure whether the same customers that watched the live showing tuned in for the replay.
From April up until the end of June , both camps of Joshua and Wilder were in deep talks around the super fight to finally take place.
Many British pundits and trainers spoke around how Joshua should not underestimate Povetkin and how he would pose a big threat to Joshua.
It was also announced that Joshua would be named the Super Champion should he defeat Povetkin. In front of nearly 80, in attendance, Joshua overcame a short struggle eventually knocking out Povetkin in round 7 to retain his world titles.
Using his movement and coming in and out, Povetkin had Joshua hurt early on with his big shots. From round 5, Povetkin began to tire.
Joshua dropped Povetkin with a left hand to the head in round 7. Povetkin got back up but Joshua was straight back in with a flurry of hard shots, before the referee stopped the fight.
Alexander Povetkin is a very tough challenge. He provided that, he was good with left hook. I realized he was strong to the head but weak to the body so I was switching it up.
Every jab takes a breath out of you and I slowed him down. Povekin connected with 43 power shots compared to Joshua 37 landed.
Joshua has expressed an interest in chess as well as reading as a way to reinforce his boxing and tactical abilities. In , Joshua was put on remand in Reading Prison for what he describes as "fighting and other crazy stuff".
He was made to wear an electronic tag on his ankle when released. He was found with eight ounces of herbal cannabis hidden in a sports bag in his Mercedes-Benz.
He was charged with possession with intent to supply a class B drug , an offence that carries a maximum year sentence.
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