Anthony Joshua’s Career round-up so farDuring the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, he marked his sudden arrival on the world stage by defeating reigning World & Olympic champion Italian Roberto Cammarelle, and went on to stop Erik Pfeifer of Germany in the semis before losing by just one point to local boxer, Magomedrasul Majidov. En route to the final, Joshua secured his place at the 2012 Olympic Games in the 91kg+ division as a relative new-comer to the elite level of the sport. He went into the 2012 London Olympics as a novice on the international scene, despite being a world silver medallist. He received a very hard draw in the last 16 of the super heavyweight event, in Cuban Erislandy Savon, ranked number 4 in the world by AIBA and nephew of the three time Olympic champion, Felix Savon, he was favourite to take the win. The British hope battled through three tough rounds in his opening contest before being given the result 17:16. This decision caused some controversy with some observers believing Savon had clearly won the bout whilst others taking the view that he had won on merit. In his next bout Joshua took on he 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medalist, Zhilei Zhang dropping his taller opponent in the middle round, Joshua won by 15:11 guaranteeing at least a bronze medal. In the semi-final he met Kazakhstan’s, Ivan Dychko, but despite Joshua’s height disadvantage he won by 13:11 victory gaining a place in the Olympic final. Joshua met 32-year-old reigning Olympic Champion and former twice World Champion, Roberto Cammarelle of Italy in the closing bout. After conceding the first round to Cammarelle, a man he had already beaten the previous year, Joshua grew into the fight and fought back to level the scores after the third round, Joshua was eventually announced the winner via count-back and the new Olympic champion.
Video: Anthony Joshua Wins Super Heavyweight Boxing (+91kg) Gold – London 2012 Olympics
video: Press conference to announce Joshua turning professional, by IFL TV
2nd Professional fight