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Anthony Joshua profile: Professional record, next fight, weight and reach, who he has fought

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All the key facts, stats and figures about the world heavyweight superstar

Anthony Joshua is one of the biggest sporting stars on the planet having taken the boxing world by storm.

Born in Watford on 15 October, 1989 and a late comer to his sport, Joshua claimed Olympic glory at London 2012 before going to become one of the greatest heavyweights in the modern era.

Anthony Joshua poses with his world title belts

Anthony Joshua poses with his world title belts

His 2017 win over legendary Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko propelled him to super stardom and he has continued his unbeaten dominance ever since.

The heavyweight division is the most exciting its been for years with a host of star names jostling for position at the top.

AJ will hopefully have a string of mega-fights over the coming years starting with his American debut in New York City on June 1.

Anthony Joshua: Debut and who he has fought

Following his stunning showing at the Olympics, Joshua turned pro a year later and made his debut against Italian Emanuele Leo at The O2 Arena on October 5 2013.

He won that fight in the first round and then had 13 more straight-forward victories before being tested for the first time by Dillian Whyte.

Their bout, again at The O2 Arena, went to seven rounds before Joshua completed the job with a devastating KO.

Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Alexander Povetkin

Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Alexander Povetkin

AJ went to dispatch of Charles Martin inside five minutes to win the IBF title and then made short work of Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.

Joshua’s breakthrough victory against Klitschko can next, adding the WBA and IBO titles to his collection.

He has since defended his belts against Carlos Takam, Jospeh Parker and most recently Alexander Povetkin.

Anthony Joshua: Wins, losses and professional record

Of the 22 fights Joshua has faced, he has won all of them with no draws.

He has claimed 21 victories by the way of knockout, five coming inside the first round, with only Parker taking him the distance.

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko produced one of the classic fights in 2017

Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko produced one of the classic fights in 2017

Anthony Joshua: Weight, height and reach

Joshua’s weight has varied during his career to date but he clocked in at 17 stone 8lbs 5 ounces for his last fight against Povetkin.

The 29-year-old, who fights from an orthodox stance, is 6ft 6in (198cm) and has a reach of 82 in (208 cm).

Anthony Joshua: Next fight and future opponents

Joshua will be in action on June 1 at Madison Square Garden but his next opponent is not known as of yet.

He was set to face Jarrell Miller but that fight was scrapped after the American failed two drug tests.

Joshua looks set to face fellow American Michael Hunter but there are several other names being discussed.

Boxing fans are also eager to see AJ set up fights with the likes of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury in the near future while a Whyte rematch is also on the cards.

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