Konstantin Airich (* 4. November in Zelinograd, Kasachische SSR. Sept. Mit 18 Jahren gewinnen Weltklasse-Sportler internationale Titel und verdienen Millionen. Im gleichen Alter öffnet Anthony Joshua zum ersten. Okt. WBA/IBF-Weltmeister Anthony Joshua in einem Duell der Klitschko "Der alte Champ kommt zurück, um gegen einen Mann zu kämpfen.
I wanted time off, period. Bam, bam, bam - fight after fight after fight. In the pros I had 11 fights in one year.
A Soundcloud link appeared, and still exists, on Martin's Twitter bio highlighting Gorgeous Villin , his hip-hop alter-ego.
He looks the part in trademark gold chains with a tattoo saying "above the law". Gorgeous Villin is worth a listen although he won't be sticking around.
You know that you can't do two things at one time. When I was out, I was doing music. Now I'm back in boxing I've dropped that.
I don't have time to do two things at one time. Just loving my life pic. There was concern last year when Martin made headlines for the first time since losing to Joshua when he was the victim of a drive-by shooting.
He survived to tell the tale and has an anti-gun message to spread: Stop with the gun violence. They're glorifying it but it's nothing to be proud of.
Martin, now 32, has unfinished business inside the boxing ring. Once a prospect at 'All-American Heavyweights', a state-of-the-art California programme designed to reignite the USA's Olympic hopes, Martin failed to make the Games where Joshua won the gold medal.
But 23 unbeaten pro fights led him into an IBF title bout, months after the belt was stripped from Tyson Fury.
The southpaw Martin won when Vyacheslav Glazkov injured his knee in the third round. Eighty-five days later, a period only bettered by record-holder Tony Tucker who ran into Mike Tyson, Martin's world title was gone.
His comeback a year later was alarmingly low-profile. Martin beat journeyman Byron Polley at an obscure Mississippi casino, and wasn't even the main-event.
He has since won again, somewhere random in Louisiana, totalling less than three rounds. He has boxed just 12 rounds since April Tune-up fights," he said.
It's a process, that's all. Absolutely I have enjoyed every minute. The training is hard but it's worthwhile, to get me to where I want to be.
I'm going back to get my belt back. Finally the Joshua fight is properly addressed. It is still a sore subject for Martin who won't make excuses but also insists he didn't do himself justice.
Dumb decisions cost people their jobs. It didn't go how I wanted, because of things that happened during the process.
It wasn't perfect, for sure. This decision caused some controversy with most observers believing Savon had clearly won the bout  whilst a few others taking the view that he had won on merit.
In the semi-final Joshua met Kazakh boxer Ivan Dychko , and despite Joshua's height disadvantage he won by After conceding the first two rounds 6: Joshua was announced winner via count-back and the new Olympic champion.
On 11 July it was confirmed that Joshua had turned professional under the Matchroom Sport promotional banner. The bout was stopped in the 2nd round when the referee decided Butlin was taking too much punishment and declared Joshua the winner by TKO.
Joshua got a TKO victory in the second round, achieving his third knockout victory in a row. Joshua was in the Main-Event of a Matchroom Sport card for the second time in his career, in his 9th professional appearance for the vacant WBC International heavyweight title against former champion looking to win the title for a second time Denis Bakhtov on 11 October at The O2 Arena in London.
Joshua won the fight by knockout in the second round taking his record to and then winning the WBC International heavyweight Title aged just In his 10th professional bout, on 22 November , Joshua defeated Michael Sprott within the 1st round to extend his record to 10 wins all by stoppage.
Going into this bout as he had 9 bouts all not lasting longer than 3 rounds his total career ring time was just 35 minutes and 10 seconds and after the bout it was just 36 minutes and 36 seconds in 10 bouts as a result of the bout lasting only 1 minute and 26 seconds.
On 9 May , in his 12th professional bout, Joshua defeated Raphael Zumbano Love in a second-round knockout in Birmingham. After Johnson was saved by the bell in the first round the fight was stopped by the referee shortly after the beginning of the second round.
Cornish was knocked down twice before the fight was officially stopped. In the post-fight, Joshua said, "Gary had a solid jab so I had to make sure I didn't take any of those shots.
He was throwing a large jab and I tried to slip it. I managed to land the right hand and it was a perfect connection and he went down.
Immediately after Joshua stopped Cornish, Hearn confirmed Dillian Whyte would next put his undefeated record on the line against Joshua. Joshua met Whyte in a grudge match for the vacant British heavyweight title on 12 December , whilst also defending his Commonwealth heavyweight title for the first time.
The fight took place on Sky Box Office. After surviving the first scare of his career in the second round, Joshua won the fight after initially shaking Whyte with a right hook to the temple and eventually finishing with a devastating uppercut for the knockout in the seventh round.
Martin was making the first defence of the belt that he won in January after defeating Vyacheslav Glazkov for the vacant title in January Martin got to his feet only to be knocked down for a second time by a similar punch just moments later.
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.
Promoter Eddie Hearn announced a 3-man shortlist from IBF's top ranking 15 boxers for Joshua's first defence of his title. After a dominant performance, Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title with a magnificent 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.
The fight screened live in the States by Showtime after they signed up as Joshua's exclusive 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— Come on -- that's what they want to see.
I just want to fight everyone. I'm really enjoying this right now. Big respect to Wladimir for challenging the young lions of the division.
It's up to him, I don't mind. As long as Rob thinks it's good I'm good to go. 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.
This was an increase from Joshua's previous Showtime numbers that aired live during the late afternoon.
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.
The same reports suggested the injury was 10 days old, but Pulev's camp had kept it quiet. Eddie Hearn said in a statement that he received a phone call from Pulev's promoter Kalle Sauerland, advising him of a shoulder injury he had sustained during sparring.
Hearn revealed when the Joshua vs. Pulev fight was made, he contacted Takam's camp, knowing they would be next in line and told them to begin a training camp and stay on standby.
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 a cagey first round, the second round saw Takam accidentally headbutt Joshua's nose, likely breaking it, causing Joshua's eyes to water.
In round 4, Joshua opened up a cut above Takam's right eye. 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. Another cut appeared above Takam's left eye in round 7.
Referee Phil Edwards asked the ringside doctor to take a look at Takam a few times during the fight. During rounds 8 and 9, Joshua started to back off, which saw Takam come forward and land some good shots to Joshua's head.
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.
A doctor confirmed that Joshua's nose was not broken, only bruised and swollen. 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.
I have no interest for what's going on with the officials. My job is the opponent. I don't have control over the ref's decision.
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. It was reported that Joseph Parker 's team were looking at Lucas Browne as a potential match-up if they failed to land a unification fight with Joshua.
According to Higgins, a date in March was being discussed with Joshua's team, however Eddie Hearn offered an split, which would favor Joshua.
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.
With going the distance, Joshua's 20 fight knockout streak came to an end. Parker used his movement well to slip a lot of Joshua's attack but in doing so did not do enough himself to win more rounds.
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. Joshua's tape on his left glove kept coming loose and he was ordered to go back to his corner for a re-tape.
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.McCracken konnte seine einzige Chance "Boxweltmeister zu werden" nicht nutzen und ging in Runde 11 k. Möglicherweise unterliegen die Inhalte jeweils zusätzlichen Bedingungen. Auf die oft so erwartbaren Eklats zwischen den Konkurrenten, wie es sie in der Geschichte des Schwergewichtsboxens zum Beispiel zwischen Dereck Chisora und David Haye gegeben hat, verzichteten beide. Er war stark am Ball und lief die Meter in 11,6 Sekunden. Januar seinen erfolgreichen ersten Profikampf in Mailand. Joshua krempelte sein Leben völlig um, schuftete stundenlang im Gym und hielt sich an die einjährige Ausgangssperre für die Zeit zwischen Für Lewis war es wichtig, seine taktischen Qualitäten stets zu verbessern. Für ihn zählten nur Geld, hübsche Frauen und schicke Partys. Joshua sagte nach dem Kampf, dass ihn in der Vorbereitung ein Infekt geschwächt hätte. Weitere Stories und Infos.