Anthony Joshua now reigns as the unified heavyweight champion of the world with a record 24-1 (22 KOs).
It’s a position that has been building for seven and a half years as a professional.
In 2012, AJ won Olympic gold and took his time before making his professional debut in October 2013.
The first stage of his career saw him boxing all around the UK against fellow opposition, strengthening his fan base and simultaneously recording.
For Joshua’s 12th fight – the last fight of this starting leg – he faced Brazilian Raphael Zumbano Love in Birmingham.
He did a quick job of the fight, knocking out Zumbano Love in the second round.
He remains one of AJ’s most aesthetically impressive knockouts as he flattened his opponent with just one right right hand.
Zumbano Love fell straight back and looked shocked at the power of the 25-year-old best prospect.
He scrambled to the canvas and tried to get up, but fell again and the referee motioned to leave the contest.
When he managed to get up, he had unstable legs and tripped back on the ropes.
After being beaten by AJ, Zumbano Love won a fight in Brazil, but then faced another heavyweight prospect – Andy Ruiz Jr.
Unlike Joshua, Ruiz Jr couldn’t get the knockout against the journeyman and instead beat him by unanimous decision in eight rounds.