Sunday, December 13, 2015

Nigeria-born Joshua takes British heavyweight crown

British boxer Anthony Joshua (L) vies against British boxer Dillian Whyte during their British and Commonwealth heavyweight title boxing match at the O2 arena in London on December 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS

Olympic champion Anthony Joshua defeated former kick-boxer Dillian Whyte to take the British heavyweight title on Saturday with a bruising seventh-round knockout and edge closer to a possible shot at the world crown.

The 26-year-old took his stunning record to 15 knockouts from 15 fights since turning pro after winning 2012 Olympic gold in London.
Joshua’s latest win raises the prospect of a clash with WBO and WBA heavyweight champion Tyson Fury if the fellow British fighter beats Wladimir Klitschko in their world title rematch.

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