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Anthony Joshua continued his rise in the boxing ranks, as he recorded his 17 straight win from 17 fights, to defend his IBF heavyweight title at the 02 Arena.

The Watford pro, who four years ago, took heavyweight gold at the London Olympics, took out Dominic Breazeale in the seventh round to move onwards in his journey to win every heavyweight belt he can and be the no.one champion.

Breazeale, who before the fight, was unbeaten, was soon put under the Joshua trademark -  a fast start. In the second round, Joshua unleashed a right hand, which floored the 6ft 7in boxer.  He was in danger of going to defeat like so many have before him, but Breazeale to his credit, came back at the Londoner. 

Joshua’s near perfect start to his defence was finally conquered when a barrage of punches had Breazeale on the floor, before the referee finally stopped the fight, with Joshua waiting to finish his man off.

Afterwards, Joshua said that a tiring timetable, had left looking for a rest for the time being, before his next opponent comes to the table. "I only had two weeks off after my last fight and got straight back in the gym. I can have a nice little break for once and come back with recharged batteries."

With Tyson Fury’s rematch against Wladimir Klitschko now postponed until October due to Tyson’s ankle injury, a potential British fight for Joshua, is unlikely until next year.  "I was really looking at Tyson Fury. I hope he gets better soon, as I was hoping to get that sometime in the winter if everything went well.”

It could be that David Haye, who won his second comeback fight, last month, will provide opposition in the near future for Joshua. "I'm in a good position. Wilder, Fury, Haye, any one of them, and they all want me."


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