NEXT UP FOR ANTHONY JOSHUA: KONSTANTIN AIRICH
Press Release: 2012 Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua will step up his competition level slightly when he battles Konstantin Airich in Manchester, England on September 13th, live on Sky Sports. Joshua is 7-0 with 7 KOs since turning pro as a heavyweight.
The Kazakh-born Airich (21-9-2 with 17 KOs) fights out of Germany, and at 35 years old, he brings a wealth of experience to the table. His last fight was a loss to Denis Bakhtov.
“This fight signifies the first real step up for Anthony,” said Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn. “Airich has plenty of experience at the top level, he’s a lively competitor and can punch. Anthony is fresh from his visit to spar Wladimir Klitschko and fans in Manchester can expect an explosive performance.
Joshua fought last month, defeating Matt Skelton.
Joshua’s clash with Airich is part of a night of action in Manchester, led by Scott Quigg’s WBA 122-pound regular title defence against Stephane Jamoye.
Other bouts on the card include:
Anthony Crolla's lightweight bout against Gamaliel Diaz...
Scotty Cardle challenges Kirk Goddings for the English lightweight title (also an eliminator for the British belt)...
Welterweights Sam Eggington and Denton Vassell clash.