Anthony Joshua will seek revenge when he faces off against Andy Ruiz Jr. in Saudi Arabia this Saturday. The British heavyweight fell to a shock defeat to the Mexican-American back in June in what is his only professional defeat to date. So ahead of the highly-anticipated rematch, we’ve decided to take a look back at all 23 of Joshua’s bouts during his glittering six-year professional career.
October 2013 - Emanuele Leo
After catching the eye on the amateur scene and Olympic stage, Joshua finally turned professional in 2013. He started off with a routine win over Italian Emanuele Leo at The O2 Arena.
October 2013 - Paul Butlin
Weeks after his professional debut, Joshua was ready to go again and needed just two rounds to defeat 37-year-old Paul Butlin on the undercard of Kell Brook’s clash with Vyacheslav Senchenko.
November 2013 - Hrvoje Kisicek
Joshua still had time to squeeze in one more bout in 2013 and made light work of Croatian Hrvoje Kisicek in front of plenty of famous names at London’s iconic York Hall.
February 2014 - Dorian Darch
Joshua’s seamless transition to the professional ranks continued in 2014 when he knocked out Welshman Dorian Darch in the second round.
March 2014 - Hector Avila
The Brit needed just 134 seconds to stop Argentine Hector Avila in 2014. Avila took Derick Chisora to round nine 12 months earlier, so Joshua’s emphatic display caught the eye.
May 2014 - Matt Legg
Two months on, Joshua took just 83 seconds to defeat Matt Legg on the undercard of Carl Froch v George Groves II at Wembley Stadium.
July 2014 - Matt Skelton
Joshua continued his excellent start to his professional career by defeating former British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion Matt Skelton in Liverpool.
September 2014 - Konstantin Airich
The Brit convincingly brushed aside Kazakh-born Konstantin Airich with a third-round knockout after sparring with Wladimir Klitschko prior to the bout. It was the first time in eight professional fights that Joshua went past round two.
October 2014 - Denis Bakhtov
Joshua won the WBC International heavyweight belt a year after his professional debut. He defeated Denis Bakhtov in the second round that evening.
November 2014 - Michael Sprott
Joshua made it 10 knockouts in a row in his final fight of 2014, defeating veteran Michael Sprott in the first round.
April 2015 - Jason Gavern
Another experienced heavyweight was next for the Brit in April 2015. Joshua continued to steamroll the heavyweight division by stopping American Jason Gavern in the third round in Newcastle.
May 2015 - Raphael Zumbano Love
Brazilian Raphael Zumbano Love would’ve been wishing he never travelled to Birmingham in 2015. He ended up on the canvas in the second round as Joshua made it 12-0.
May 2015 - Kevin Johnson
After his light workout against Raphael Zumbano Love, Joshua was in action again in May 2015, this time against Kevin Johnson. He became the first person to knock down the American, winning the bout in the second.
September 2015 - Gary Cornish
Gary Cornish and Joshua were both undefeated heading into their bout at The O2 Arena. It looked like one of Joshua’s toughest tests on paper, but he needed just 97 seconds to add the Commonwealth title to his name.
December 2015 - Dillian Whyte
The brutal knockout of Cornish set up a mouth-watering clash against Dillian Whyte in December 2015. Whyte almost pulled off a shock win and had Joshua on the ropes at one stage, however, Joshua made it 15-0 with a seventh-round stoppage.
April 2016 - Charles Martin
Joshua’s first bout of 2016 saw him win the IBF heavyweight title against Charles Martin. It was the American’s first defence of the belt, but he failed to get past the second round.
June 2016 - Dominic Breazeale
Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title against American Dominic Breazeale in an entertaining bout at The O2 Arena. He needed seven rounds, but the Brit eventually made it 17-0.
December 2016 - Eric Molina
The Brit ended 2016 with a dominant display against Eric Molina. Wladimir Klitschko entered the ring shortly after Joshua’s win, with the pair confirming their plans to face off at Wembley in 2017.
April 2017 - Wladimir Klitschko
Joshua came out on top in his biggest ever professional fight over the great Wladimir Klitschko. In front of 90,000 fans, the Brit produced the performance of his career to seal a dramatic 11th round stoppage. Joshua was knocked to the canvas for the first time in his career in the sixth round, but that didn’t stop him defeating the Ukrainian in London.
October 2017 - Carlos Takam
Joshua defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles in his final bout of 2017 against Carlos Takam with a controversial 10th-round stoppage in Cardiff.
March 2018 - Joseph Parker
Joshua returned to Cardiff in March 2018 to take on Joseph Parker in a highly-anticipated unification bout. It was the first time in his 21 professional fights that he failed to knock out his opponent, but the Brit got the job done with a unanimous points victory.
September 2018 - Alexander Povetkin
After two fights in Wales, Joshua returned to Wembley to face off against Alexander Povetkin. He made it 22-0 with a brutal seventh-round stoppage against the Russian.
June 2019 - Andy Ruiz Jr
Joshua and WBC champion Deontay Wilder once again failed to agree to a bout, so the Brit decided to travel stateside for the first time in his career to take on Andy Ruiz Jr. That call backfired spectacularly, with Ruiz Jr, who came into the fight with an 11-1 record, stunning the world with a seventh-round stoppage.