From The Telegraph: It’s the right time to turn pro, says Joshua


Anthony Joshua: turning down Rio Olympics and defence of gold medal to turn professional is the right decision

The 23-year-old delivered the top prize in front of his home crowd during the London 2012 Games but has now signed a three-year deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom promotion. Joshua will debut professionally in a six-round fight at the o2 Arena on October 5 against an opponent yet to be named, and the Watford-born man believes his decision to leave the amateur ranks has come at the right time.

Read the full story from Gareth A Davies, boxing writer for The Telegraph, London, by clicking HERE.