The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
Anthony Joshua vs Kevin Johnson report
Who won Joshua vs Johnson?
Anthony Joshua beat Kevin Johnson by technical knockout in the 2nd round on Saturday 30th May 2015 at The O2 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 10 rounds in the Heavyweight division, which meant there was no weight limit.
Joshua vs Johnson stats
Anthony Joshua stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 12 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Kevin Johnson made his way to the ring with a record of 29 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 14 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Joshua had a massive power advantage over Johnson, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Johnson's 48%.
Anthony Joshua was the younger man by 10 years, at 33 years old.
Joshua had a height advantage of 3 inches over Johnson. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Both Anthony Joshua & Kevin Johnson fought out of an orthodox stance.
Joshua was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 24 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 year and 7 months later than Johnson, whose first professional fight was in 2003. He had fought 224 less professional rounds, 136 to Johnson's 360.
Joshua vs Johnson form
Joshua had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
Before that, he had been beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
He had won against Alexander Povetkin on 22nd September 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.
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