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Anthony Joshua pro debut, Quigg vs Salinas: Live stream, fight time, results, and round-by-round coverage

2012 super heavyweight Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua makes his pro debut today in London, with a vacant world title fight between Scott Quigg and Yoandris Salinas also on the bill.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

This afternoon following our live coverage of the Klitschko-Povetkin fight in Moscow, we'll go live from London as Anthony Joshua makes his professional boxing debut on Sky Sports in the UK, with the card starting at 3:30 pm EDT, and featuring several notable fights.

Joshua, who will turn 24 in ten days, won the gold medal at super heavyweight last year at the London Olympics, part of what was really an all-time top Great Britain team, in terms of results at the games. His pro debut will see him face 32-year-old Italian Emanuele Leo, who has an 8-0 (3 KO) record built on the backs of slug opposition.

Also on the bill, Scott Quigg (26-0-1, 19 KO) will face Yoandris Salinas (20-0-1, 13 KO) for the vacant WBA super bantamweight title, "regular" version, now that Guillermo Rigondeaux has the super belt. Salinas, a Cuban promoted by Golden Boy, is 28 and hasn't really faced anyone of note as a pro, but no matter how good he may or may not actually be, expect Jim Watt to say that he's classy and reference the great Cuban amateur program, even though it still rarely produces particularly good professional fighters, even considering that not that many ever make it to the pro ranks.

In featherweight action, Lee Selby (16-1, 6 KO) will defend the British and Commonwealth titles against Ryan Walsh (16-0-1, 8 KO); lightweight Kevin Mitchell (34-2, 24 KO) will face Marco Lopez (23-2, 14 KO); and another 2012 gold medalist, Luke Campbell (1-0, 1 KO) faces Neil Hepper (5-2, 0 KO).

We will join this card in progress after the Klitschko-Povetkin fight.

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