British born Nigeria International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua scored a seventh round knock out over previously unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale.
With his current feat, 26-year-old Joshua retained his title on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London . He has therefore won all his 17 bouts by way of knock out. (17-0, 17 KOs)
It is only the second time in his career that Joshua’s opponent has succeeded in taking him past the second round without being knocked out.
Yeah, definitely. It's been done before. It made massive news and was history. I think that would be massive. I would not turn that opportunity down.
The 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medalist, staggered American Dominic Breazeale in round two, but Breazeale survived Joshua’s onslaught till he ‘threw in’ the towel in the seventh round.
Nigerian international Peter Odemwinge tweeted congratulatory message to Joshua after the win.
Well done— Peter Odemwingie (OdemwingieP) June 25, 2016
anthonyfjoshua👏🏽. Congrats bro 👊🏽.
AJ:I watch YouTube videos and I try to move my feet like Ali but they not going anywhere 😂.
Eyeing an African bout in Ghana or Nigeria
The Brit with Nigerian parentage has expressed the desire to have a fight in Ghana or Nigeria as he looks to emulate his idol Muhammad Ali, who became a global sports icon and whose fight in then Zaire (DR Congo) with George Foreman is still hailed as the ‘Fight of the century.’
“Yeah, definitely. It’s been done before. It made massive news and was history. I think that would be massive. I would not turn that opportunity down,’‘ he said.
Adding that “I’d like it to be in Nigeria or Ghana. Either one is good for me, anywhere. There’s no way I wouldn’t fight there. It would be class, the whole history of it. It would work.”
Joshua was born in Watford to Nigerian parents, his full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua but is populary referred to in boxing circles by the alias, ‘AJ’