The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
Tape rankings @ Heavyweight
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 32 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 236 less professional rounds, 124 to Johnson's 360.
Joshua vs Johnson form
Anthony Joshua had stopped all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Eric Molina on 10th December 2016 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Dominic Breazeale on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Going into that contest, he had beat Charles Martin on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Dillian Whyte on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight and BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
He had beat Gary Cornish on 12th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.
Joshua's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 10 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 4 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Joshua vs Johnson?
Anthony Joshua was a (+100) underdog going into the contest, while Kevin Johnson made his way into the ring at (+100) with oddsmakers.