Anthony Joshua now reigns as the unified heavyweight world champion with a 24-1 record (22 KOs).
It’s a position that has been built over seven and a half years as a professional and will be on the line when he faces Oleksandr Usyk on September 25.
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 across the UK against Fellowship opposition, simultaneously building his fan base and his record.
For Joshua’s 12th fight – the last fight of this debut 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 flattens his opponent with just one straight right hand.
Zumbano Love fell straight back and looked shocked at the power of the 25-year-old best prospect.
He rushed to the canvas and tried to get up, but fell again and the referee called off the fight.
When he got up he was on 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 KO on the journeyman and instead beat him by unanimous decision in eight rounds.