IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has stepped into the ring as a professional only 18 times, but he’s finished every one of those fights with a devastating knockout victory. He will look to continue the streak in the biggest fight of his life against Wladimir Klitschko this Saturday.
Boxing’s heavyweight division has been in flux for years, failing to live up to the heyday of Tyson, and Foreman and Ali before him. Klitschko was dominant, but rarely devastating in his victories, failing to live up to the "baddest man on the planet" moniker once reserved for the heavyweight champion.
Then Tyson Fury upset Klitschko and the division was seemingly heading in a promising new direction, but Fury’s troubles outside of the ring ended his reign before it even began.
Now, Joshua is poised to prove that he is the future of the heavyweight division. If he knocks out Klitschko as he has 18 other heavyweights, he will be well on his way to a long and dominant reign as champion.
Watch Anthony Joshua’s first 15 knockouts here, and look below for his three most recent KOs: