Thursday, January 7, 2016

The 2015 Boxing Glove Awards: Britain's Fight of the Year: Joshua vs. Whyte

The Boxing Glove Awards 2015
Britain’s Fight of the Year

Anthony Joshua KO 7 Dillian Whyte,
December 12, 2015. 02 Arena, Greenwich, London. 
British, Commonwealth, and WBO International  Heavyweight titles.

Just two weeks after Tyson Fury performed his stunning upset triumph over Wladimir Klitschko, to take the World heavyweight championship, Anthony Joshua came through the first real test of his career with a stunning knockout.  In facing the unbeaten Dillian Whyte, Joshua was facing a man who had beaten him as an amateur, and the fight was fueled by a genuine mutual dislike on both sides.

The fight itself was exciting and explosive, with more drama than has been seen in a heavyweight title fight in Britain for many years.  After almost being stopped in the 1st round, Whyte came back to prove himself a worthy test for Joshua.  He shook up Joshua in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, and was competitive right up to the dramatic finale when Joshua koed him with a monstrous uppercut in the 7th round.  This fight proved that Joshua has substance, as well as talent, he can take a punch, come back, go past the early rounds, and still retain his punching power.  What this fight also proved is that heavyweight boxing is alive like never before in Britain at the moment, and that a future showdown between Joshua, and Tyson Fury could be the biggest fight that has ever been seen on these shores in a while.

Watch Anthony Joshua Vs. Dillion Whyte:

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