Anthony Joshua has emerged as one of the top young fighters in the game while Mike Skelton once fought for the WBA world heavyweight title in a loss to Ruslan Chagaev. Anthony Joshua will face Matt Skelton on July 12 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom. Joshua opened as a prohibitive -7500 favorite with the Boxing odds while Matt Skelton was a +2200 dog.
The 24 year old Anthony Joshua stands at 6 feet 6 inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. He is a native of Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom where he still resides. Joshua is ranked 9th in the United Kingdom and 93rd in the world. Joshua has a career record of 6 wins, 0 losses with 0 draws. All 6 of Joshua’s wins have come by knockout. Joshua is coming of a first round knockout win over Matt Legg in a scheduled 6 round bout that took place on May 31, 2014 at Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London, United Kingdom. Prior to that Joshua scored a first round knockout win over Hector Alfredo Avila on March 1, 2014 at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. The bout was scheduled for 6 rounds.
Matt Skelton was born on January 23, 1967 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom where he still resides to this day. Skelton stands at 6 feet 3 inches tall and fights from an orthodox stance. Skelton has a career record of 28 wins, 8 losses, and 0 draws. Skelton has powered to 23 knockout wins out of his total of 28 career victories. Skelton has suffered 4 knockout losses in his career. Skelton has lost his last two bouts and is coming off a unanimous decision loss on March 15, 2013 to John McDermott in a bout that was for the vacant BBBofC English heavyweight title that took place at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London, United Kingdom. Prior to that Skelton suffered a knockout loss to David Price in the second round of a scheduled 12 round bout that took place on November 30, 2012 at the Aintree Equestrian Centre, Liverpool, Mereyside, United Kingdom.
Joshua is the call!