British heavyweight Anthony Joshua walked through Rafael Zumbano Love without breaking a sweat as the Olympic gold medallist recorded his twelfth straight knockout win – all of which have come within three rounds.
Love had nothing on Joshua from the first bell and took an array of solid blows before an overhand right in the second laid the Brazilian out and referee Phil Edwards reached the count of ten with the South American champion struggling to get to his knees.
Joshua has well and truly paid his early dues against some less than testing opposition and is now set for his first step up against American Kevin Johnson on May 30. The 25 year-old met his upcoming opponent in the ring during his post-fight interview and had only two words for Johnson, which were ‘good luck’ as promoter Eddie Hearn looked on.
Hearn felt the need to defend the level of opposition faced by Joshua so far in his career but is looking forward to finally unleashing the Watford man on some of the higher names in the division.
“The development is over. May 30 is the real test and I know Kevin Johnson fancies his chances,” said Hearn.