All Anthony Joshua's losses

All Anthony Joshua’s Losses (From the Beginning to Date)

Anthony Joshua is one of the world’s greatest professional boxers. He has won the unified world heavyweight championship in two different occasions and once held the International Boxing Organization (IBO) title. Despite his numerous achievements and reputation in professional boxing, he has lost a few fights. You will discover all Anthony Joshua’s losses in boxing matches ever since he started his fighting career. Let’s get down to business!

As of the time of publishing this article, Anthony Joshua has lost only three fights. One was by knockout, while two were by decision. On the other hand, he has won up to 28 fights, of where 25 were by knockout.

Boxing Fights Lost by Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua

June 1, 2019 – Against Andy Ruiz Jr.

His first loss in a professional fight was against Andy Ruiz Jr. in June 1, 2019, making him lose IBF, WBA (Super), IBO, and WBO heavyweight titles. He lost by technical knockout (TKO) and had already won 22 professional boxing fights before this period. The match lasted seven rounds and one hour, thirty-three minutes.

It took place in Madison Square Garden (MSG), New York, USA. The Madison Square Garden is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. It also hosts other professional sports, such as basketball, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), wrestling, and ice hockey.

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He had a rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. on December 7, 2019, which he won by unanimous decision (UD). Ruiz was 7.5 kg (16 lbs) heavier than he was in the initial match’s weigh-in, while Anthony was around 4.5 kg (10 lbs) lighter. Anthony Joshua started the game 107 kg (237 lbs), whereas Ruiz was 129 kg (284 lbs).

The fight was held in Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, of which he won the WBO, IBO, IBF, and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles. Ruiz respected Anthony Joshua in his post-fight interview, saying that he fought impressively. However, Anthony Joshua said he would always stay humble in defeat and victory.

September 25, 2021 – Against Oleksandr Usyk

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Anthony Joshua’s second loss in a professional boxing fight was against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, 2021. Usyk won 117–112, 116–112, and 115–113 by unanimous decision (UD) at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England.

The stadium is Tottenham Hotspur football club’s home in North London, renowned as the third-largest football stadium in England, with a seating capacity of nearly 63,000. That made Oleksandr Usyk become the unified world heavyweight champion. He received WBA (Super), WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight titles for winning this fight against Anthony Joshua.

More than 1.2 million viewed the fight on Sky Box Office, a well-known pay-per-view platform in the United Kingdom.

August 20, 2022 – Against Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua’s third loss in a professional fight was against Oleksandr Usyk on August 20, 2022. Usyk won by split decision (SD) in the match, which lasted 12 rounds. He earned the IBF, WBO, IBO, WBA (Super), and the Ring heavyweight titles for this achievement.

The match was held at King Abdullah Sports City, a versatile stadium and sports city in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is also known as The Shining Jewel, and is renowned as the second-largest stadium in Saudi Arabia. Approximately 1,249,000 watched the fight on Sky Box Office (UK), which 1,500,000 streamed the match internationally on MEGOGO (Ukraine).

Anthony Joshua – Highlights of Wins and Losses

Fight DateOpponentResultResult TypeFight Arena
March 8, 2024Francis NgannouWonKOKingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
December 23, 2023Otto WallinWonRTDKingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
August 12, 2023Robert HeleniusWonKOThe O2 Arena, London, England
April 1, 2023Jermaine FranklinWonUDThe O2 Arena, London, England
August 20, 2022Oleksandr UsykLostSDKing Abdullah Sports City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
September 25, 2021Oleksandr UsykLostUDTottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England
December 12, 2020Kubrat PulevWonKOWembley Arena, London, England
December 7, 2019Andy Ruiz Jr.WonUDDiriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
June 1, 2019Andy Ruiz Jr.LostTKOMadison Square Garden, New York City, New York, USA
September 22, 2018Alexander PovetkinWonTKOWembley Stadium, London, England
March 31, 2018Joseph ParkerWonUDPrincipality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
October 28, 2017Carlos TakamWonTKOPrincipality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales
April 29, 2017Wladimir KlitschkoWonTKOWembley Stadium, London, England
December 10, 2016Eric MolinaWonTKOManchester Arena, Manchester, England
June 25, 2016Dominic BreazealeWonTKOThe O2 Arena, London, England
April 9, 2016Charles MartinWonKOThe O2 Arena, London, England
December 12, 2015Dillian WhyteWonTKOThe O2 Arena, London, England
September 12, 2015Gary CornishWonTKOThe O2 Arena, London, England
May 30, 2015Kevin JohnsonWonTKOThe O2 Arena, London, England
May 9, 2015Raphael Zumbano LoveWonTKOBarclaycard Arena, Birmingham, England
April 4, 2015Jason GavernWonKOMetro Radio Arena, Newcastle, England
November 22, 2014Michael SprottWonTKOEcho Arena, Liverpool, England
October 11, 2014Denis BakhtovWonTKOThe O2 Arena, London, England
September 13, 2014Konstantin AirichWonTKOPhones 4u Arena, Manchester, England
July 12, 2014Matt SkeltonWonTKOEcho Arena, Liverpool, England
May 31, 2014Matt LeggWonKOWembley Stadium, London, England
March 1, 2014Hector Alfredo AvilaWonKOExhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland
February 1, 2014Dorian DarchWonTKOMotorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Wales
November 14, 2013Hrvoje KisičekWonTKOYork Hall, London, England
October 26, 2013Paul ButlinWonTKOMotorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England
October 5, 2013Emanuele LeoWonTKOThe O2 Arena, London, England

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