Friday, 22 May 2015

Could Anthony Joshua Be The First Fighter To Stop Kevin Johnson?

Anthony Joshua has an intriguing next fight against American Kevin Johnson. This bout will take place on the 30th of May at the 02 Arena in London. As many boxing fans know Joshua is being promoted as the future of the Heavyweight division and he has developed fans across the world already. His rise is receiving more attention that that of other rising Heavyweight Joseph Parker, who I rate slightly higher than Anthony Joshua. The Brit is very strong, I don’t think he will have a career as successful as Lennox Lewis had, but he will be a world champion at some stage.

His bout with Kevin Johnson attempts to determine how real Joshua’s power is. Johnson has never been stopped before and it will be interesting to see if this will be the American’s first stoppage loss. If it turns out to be Joshua winning by knockout, his power and overall reputation in the international arena will continue to grow. Joshua also speaks well and he is highly marketable so expect to see him on billboards across the world in the coming years.

As for this bout, It’s rather interesting, despite Johnson being a gatekeeper he is still a big step up from recent opposition the Brit has been facing. A win over Johnson will likely lead to a bigger fight. I would like to see Anthony Joshua fight domestic rival David Price. We all know David Price has been having issues with his chin but it will be interesting to see how Joshua handles Price’s power if he has to throughout certain stages of the bout.

Joshua is impressive and I expect him to impress the fans even more on the 30th of May. The future for British boxing is bright.

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