Olympic Champion Anthony Joshua came through his first real test since turning professional. Knocking out Dillian Whyte in the seventh round of their heavyweight bout to add the British Heavyweight title to the Commonwealth title that he held going into this fight.
Both fighters came into the bout unbeaten and Joshua kept up his record of knocking all his opponents out with the knockout of Whyte. Though this fight went a little further than Joshua had been before and further than many had predicted. Before this fight, Joshua had never taken past the third round.
This fight looked like going the way of Joshua’s previous fights in the first round when he landed some heavy blows to leave Whyte holding on towards the end of the round. There was controversy at the end of the first as both fighters landed blows after the bell had rung.
After both fighters were warned at the start of second, Whyte hit back and appeared to have Joshua in trouble. Both fighters landed blows in the following rounds without really hurting their opponent. By the start of sixth round, Joshua was starting to get on top of his opponent again.
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