Anthony Joshua

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Full Name Anthony Joshua
Age 30 Years Old
Nick Name AJ, Femi
Gender Male
Famous As Boxer
Birth Date October 15, 1989
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Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, professionally known as Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer. He fights in the heavyweight division. The boxing star  Joshua is a two-time unified heavyweight champion. Having turned professional in 2013, he holds WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles since December 2019. He previously held the unified heavyweight championships from 2016 to June 2019. He is the first British heavyweight to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title.

As of April 2020, Joshua holds the record of 23-1, having only lost to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June 2019. 

He has over 11.3 million followers on his Instagram @anthonyjoshua.

What is Anthony Joshua Famous For?

Holds the unified heavyweight championship titles.

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Where is Anthony Joshua From?

Anthony Joshua was born on 15 October 1989. His birth name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua. His birth place is in Watford, Hertfordshire in England. He holds British nationality. He was born to a father, Robert Joshua, and a mother, Yeta Joshua. His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. Thus, he belongs to African-European ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Libra. He has 4 siblings, Janet, Jacob, Loretta, and Nikita. 

Regarding his educational background, Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria, where he attended a boarding school in Ikenne, Mayflower School. His parents divorced when he was 12 years old. Following his parents' divorce, he returned to the UK and attended the Kings Langley Secondary School. He grew up in Garston, Hertfordshire. He excelled at football and athletics in school, having broken his school's Year Nine 100 m record with a time of 11.6 seconds.

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Anthony Joshua Amateur Career

  • Joshua began boxing at the age of 18. His cousin had suggested him to take boxing. 
  • He started his boxing career from Finchley ABC in Barnet, North London.
  • He won the 2009 and 2010 Haringey Box Cup. 
  • In 2010, he also won the senior ABA Championships. 
  • He turned down 50,000 pounds offer to turn professional. 
  • He won the ABA Championships in 2011. 
  • He won a gold medal to became a British amateur champion at the GB Championships. 
  • Joshua also won gold medals at the 2010 and 2011 English National Championships. 
  • The Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain named the Amateur Boxer of the Year in 2011 after he compiled a 40-3 record.
  • He rose to prominence after defeating the Italian reigning world and Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle at the 2011 World Championships. He won the silver medal at the tournament. 
  • Joshua won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics defeating reigning Olympic champion and former two-time world champion, Cammarelle.
  • Following his Olympics win, he was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013. 

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Anthony Joshua Professional Career

  • Joshua turned professional under the Matchroom Sport promotional banner in 2013. 
  • He made his professional debut on 5 October 2013. He defeated Italian Emanuele Leo in the first round. 
  • He then defeated Paul Butlin in October 2013, Hrvoje Kisicek in November 2013, Dorian Darch in February 2014, Hector Alfredo Avila in March 2014, Matt Legg in May 2014, Matt Skelton in July 2014, and Konstantin Airich in September 2014. 
  • Joshua defeated Dennis Bakhtov in October 2014 to win the WBC International heavyweight title. He was only 24 years old when he won the WBC title.
  • Joshua defeated Jason Gavern in April 2015 and Raphael Zumbano Love in May 2015. 
  • He also defeated Kevin Johnson in May 2015. 
  • Joshua defeated IBO Intercontinental champion, Gary Cornish in just 90 seconds in the first round to win the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title in July 2015. Cornish had compiled an undefeated 21-0 record until he faced Joshua.
  • He faced another undefeated boxer, Eddie Hearn, in December 2015 for the vacant British heavyweight title. Joshua defeated then-Commonwealth heavyweight champion, Hearn, via KO in the seventh round. Joshua earned 3 million pounds for this fight alone. 
  • Joshua then stripped IBF heavyweight championship from Charles Martin in April 2016. 
  • Joshua defended his world title against Dominic Breazeale in June 2016 and Eric Molina in November 2016. 
  • Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017 to win the vacant WBA (Super) title. Joshua reportedly earned in the region of 15 million pounds from the fight. 
  • Joshua and Klitschko rematch was scheduled in November 2017. However, the rematch never took place since Klitschko retired in August 2017. 

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  • Joshua's bout with Kubrat Pulev, scheduled for October. However, Pulev's shoulder injury canceled their bout. 
  • Carlos Takam replaced Pulev. Joshua successfully retained his world titles against Takam. 
  • Joshua was next scheduled to face Joseph Parker in March 2018. The fight would earn Joshua a career-high 18 million pounds. 
  • Joshua had already compiled a 19-0 record. The bout was one of the toughest for Joshua as the bout went to twelve rounds. Joshua won the fight via unanimous decision to claim Parker's WBO heavyweight title. 
  • With the win, he retained his WBA (Super), IBA, and IBO titles as well. 
  • The Anthony Joshua vs. Alexander Povetkin for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles, was scheduled for September 2018.
  • Joshua defended all his titles knocking out Povetkin in the seventh round. Joshua reportedly earned 20 million pounds from the bout.
  • Joshua made his US debut against Andy Ruiz Jr. in June 2019. Joshua was initially scheduled to face Jarrell Miller. However, Miller was removed from the card after he tested positive for the banned substance. 
  • Joshua lost the bout for the first time when Ruiz defeated Joshua via TKO in the seventh round. Ruiz stripped Joshua's all four heavyweight titles.
  • Joshua reclaimed his unified heavyweight titles after he defeated Ruiz via unanimous decision in a rematch in December 2019.

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Who is Anthony Joshua Dating?

Joshua has a son, Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince Joshua with his former partner Nicole Osborne. Their son was born in October 2015. 

Joshua was rumored to be dating supermodel Bella Hadid in 2017. However, neither of them confirmed their relationship. 

He is single and unmarried and his sexual orientation is straight. 

Joshua drove criticism in June 2020 during the Black Lives Matter movement after he called on black people to boycott white businesses. He was accused of racism for his speech. Joshua responded, If you think I'm racist, go f*** yourself".

He was previously criticized in November 2017 after he called fellow heavyweight boxer Eddie Chambers a "disgrace to the superior black race".

Legal Issues

Joshua was put on remand in Reading Prison in 2009. Upon release, he was ordered to wear an electronic tag. 

He was charged with possession with intent to supply a class B drug after he was found with eight ounces of herbal cannabis when police pulled him over in March 2011. He pleaded guilty and was suspended from the GB Boxing squad and a 12-month community order and 100 hours' unpaid work.

How Tall is Anthony Joshua?

Anthony Joshua stands at a height of 1.98 m i.e. 6 feet and inches tall. He has a body weight of 249 lbs i.e. 113 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has a reach of 2.08 m i.e. 82 inches. 

His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black. 

what is Anthony Joshua Net Worth?

Anthony Joshua is one of the most popular boxers of this generation. He has lost only a single bout (to Andy Ruiz Jr. in June 2019) in his professional career. He holds unified heavyweight championship titles and has pursed millions from his bout. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and earns over $50 million per year. Anthony reportedly earned $100 million from his revenge match against Ruiz in December 2019. Besides fighting, his income comes from contracts and endorsements. He has sponsor deals with Under Armour, Sky Sports, BXR, Texo Scaffolding, Beats, Lynx, Jaguar, EQ, StubHub, and Lucozade Sport among others. His net worth is estimated at $90 million at present.