Anthony Joshua wins 2016 IBF world title

British professional boxer Anthony Joshua has won the 2016 International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title.

To win this title, he defeated Charles Martin (US) in the second round at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom.

With this, he became the first boxer in history to hold the Olympic super-heavyweight title and a version of the world heavyweight (IBF) title simultaneously. He had won gold at the London 2012 Games.

About Anthony Joshua

  • Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer and holds the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
  • He won a gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the super heavyweight division as an amateur and silver medal at the 2011 World Championships.
  • He current currently holds a 100% knockout ratio and is ranked the world’s eighth (as of March 2016) best heavyweight boxer by The Ring magazine.
  • He is also only the second boxer in history, to win a professional world heavyweight title and also reigning Olympic champion at the top weight after Joe Frazier.

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