Boxing: Anthony Joshua facing tricky start as professional against unbeaten Italian Emanuele Leo
Thursday 26 September 2013
Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua will begin his professional career with a fight against unbeaten Italian Emanuele Leo at the O2 Arena in London on 5 October.
The 32-year-old Leo has won all eight of his fights to date including three by first-round stoppage, and presents stronger than usual opposition for a debut.
In addition, Joshua will jump str aight in at the six-round distance, at which Leo has already fought four times.
Joshua, who has not fought since winning the Olympic super-heavyweight gold medal against another Italian – Roberto Cammarelle – last summer, will share top billing with Scott Quigg's WBA super-bantamweight title fight against Yoandris Salinas.
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