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Anthony Joshua's pro debut Oct. 5

Updated: July 24, 2013, 1:41 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

England's Anthony Joshua, who won the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight gold medal in front of the home fans in London, is going pro a year after his biggest amateur triumph.

The 23-year-old Joshua, who stands at an imposing 6-foot-6, has signed with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport, Great Britain's top promoter. Joshua will be introduced at a news conference on Thursday in London, Hearn announced Tuesday.

Joshua is scheduled to make his professional debut in the headline bout -- likely ...

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