Anthony Joshua quits Kevin Johnson fight

Ross McLean
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UNDEFEATED heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua has been forced to withdraw from his planned showdown with American Kevin Johnson later this month after aggravating a back injury.

Watford-based Joshua pulled out of the bout, scheduled for Saturday 31 January, on medical advice following the results of a scan which showed the 25-year-old had suffered a Pars Stress Fracture.

Joshua, who hopes to return to the ring in April, said: “This injury is something I need to get sorted as soon as possible.”

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