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Anthony Joshua Record: wins, losses, stature and everything you need to know ahead of Saturday’s fight

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On Saturday, December 23, Anthony “AJ” Joshua returns to the ring to face Otto Wallin, in a show full of great fights that has been dubbed “Judgment Day” but what do we know about the heavyweight boxer?

This impressive bill will take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. And another of the fights to be held is Deontay Wilder vs Joseph Parker, in case the Englishman and the American are victorious in their fights, they will face each other next March 9, indicates Sporting News.

Joshua, who held the WBA, WBO and IBF belts, lost them after losing twice to Oleksandr Usyk in 2021 and 2022. After those defeats, he returned to the winning ways, defeating Jermaine Franklin Jr. and Robert Helenius, the latter by KO.

In the other corner of the ring will be Wallin, a fighter who has lost only one of his 27 fights to Tyson Fury in 2019. The Swede subsequently totaled six wins, the most recent being against Murat Gassiev by split decision.

Anthony Joshua: Record and statistics

Here are the facts about the 34-year-old English boxer you need to know ahead of his Saturday fight against Otto Wallin:

Anthony joshua

Nickname: AJ

Record: 26-3-0

Debut date: Oct. 5, 2013

Fights: 29

Rounds Fought: 155

Weight class: Heavyweight

Height: 6ft 6in

Weight: 200 lbs.

KO Percentage: 88.46%

Reach: 82 inches

Career earnings: $44,000,000

Titles

Anthony Joshua won his first world title in 2016 with a win over Charles Martin.

Twice, AJ was a unified WBO, IBF and WBA heavyweight champion, titles he first held from March 2018 to July 2019, recalls ESPN.

He subsequently regained them after defeating Andy Ruiz Jr. by unanimous decision in December 2019. His second streak with Joshua‘s unified titles lasted until September 2021 when he lost to Oleksandr Usyk.

He also won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in the super heavyweight division.

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