Ahead of his eagerly anticipated showdown with Wladimir Klitschko for the vacant WBA and IBO heavyweight titles tonight, relive the most devastating knockouts in the career of Anthony Joshua to this point.
Joshua’s knockout power is simply beyond question at this stage. Aged just 27, he has amassed 18 wins and maintained a perfect 100 per cent knockout ratio, with his longest bout lasting only seven rounds of the scheduled 12.
No man has been able to deal with his ferocious power up until this point but in the former champion Klitschko, he faces a fighter whose experience at the top level trumps everyone he has faced so far.
Klitschko’s championship level pedigree saw him defend his title 18 times, putting him just short of the longest serving heavyweight champ of all time in Joe Louis.
With the pair set to go for twelve rounds tonight at the sold-out Wembley Stadium in London, the time is perfect to remind ourselves of why exactly the hard-handed Watford native is a serious threat to anyone on any given night.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena