Britain’s Anthony Joshua Prepares to Fight Konstantin Airich
Anthony Joshua will be fighting the German Konstantin Airich on the undercard of the upcoming Scott Quigg’s WBA super-bantamweight title defence in Manchester.
Joshua, the British heavyweight who won gold at the London 2012 Olympics, has won his first seven professional fights by knockout and is now gearing up to face Airich on September 13th.
Airich on the other hand, who was beaten by Briton Danny Williams in 2008, has 35 fights to his name of which he has won 21. Furthermore, in May 2011 he reached the Prizefighter International Heavyweights semi-finals.
According to Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, the fight in Manchester represents a real step up in quality of opponent for Joshua.
Hearn described Airich as having plenty of experience at the top level and said “he’s a lively competitor and can punch.”
On the other hand, Hearn claims that Joshua is fresh from his visit to spar Wladimir Klitschko and said that fans watching the fight can expect an “explosive performance.”
Joshua’s last fight was against Matt Skleton at the Liverpool Echo Arena in July which he won within two rounds.