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BREAKING: Anthony Joshua wins first fight since 2021



Anthony Joshua on Saturday night beat America’s Jermaine Franklin. The fight at the 02 Arena in London.

The fight went full distance as Joshua won the most important fight of his career. It was his first victory since losing to Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk on 25 September 2021. He also lost the rematch on 20 August 2022 in Saudi Arabia.

But on Saturday night, he  won by unanimous decision as the three  judges scored the  fight 118-111, 117-111, 117-111 in his favour.  Joshua

There were ugly scenes at the end as corners and fighters clash momentarily and security steps in.

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Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.