Anthony Joshua has made a record in the boxing ring for defending his titles several times. The boxer is unstoppable when it comes to boxing. He has, on countless times, proven his prowess by maintaining an outstanding boxing record. Here is all about him.
Anthony Joshua is a professional heavyweight boxer who has wowed many with his outstanding boxing skills. He has made a name for himself in boxing, which has seen him rise to stardom. Here is all you need to know about the boxing star.
Anthony Joshua profile summary
- Birth Name: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
- Nickname: AJ
- Birth-date: 15 October 1989
- Age: 30 years
- Nationality: British - Nigerian
- Occupation: Professional boxer
- Weight: Heavyweight
- Anthony Joshua height: 198 cm
- Stance: Orthodox
- Trainer: Rob McCracken
- Total fights: 24
Anthony Joshua age
Boxer Anthony Joshua was born in Watford, Hertfordshire on 15th October 1989. He is 30 years old and is a member of the Libra zodiac sign.
Anthony Joshua parents
The boxer was born to Robert and Yeta Joshua. His father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry, while his mother is Nigerian. He is of the Yoruba tribe, and particularly an Oba. He has three siblings, Loretta, Janet, and Jacob.
The boxer spent his early years in Nigeria before he returned to the UK following his parents' divorce. While in Nigeria, he attended a boarding school, Mayflower School in Ikenne. Halfway through year seven, he moved to the UK and continued his studies at Kings Langley Secondary School.
The boxing champion grew up in Meriden in Garston, Hertfordshire. While at school, he was very talented in athletics and even managed to break his school's year nine 100 m record.
The professional fighter started his amateur boxing career in 2007 at the age of 18. He joined the club, "Finchley ABC in Barnet", where he managed to win the 2009 and 2010 Haringey Box Cup. Below are some of his remarkable successes as an amateur boxer:
- 2010- Won the senior
- 2010- Joined the GB Boxing team
- 2010- Won the GB Amateur Boxing Championships
- June 2011- participated at the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships
- October 2011 - was named Amateur Boxer of the Year by the Boxing “Writers Club of Great Britain."
- 2011- Participated in the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships where he beat the reigning World and Olympic Champion.
- 2012- Participated in the 2012 London Olympics and won via count-back
- 2013- Appointed member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in honor of his services to boxing
The boxer started his professional career on July 11th, 2013 under the Matchroom Sport promotional banner. Anthony Joshua size enabled him to be considered as a heavyweight boxer. He had his first match as a professional boxer on October 5th, 2013, in a fight against Emanuele Leo at the O2 Arena in London. He managed to win by technical knockout in the first round. He also won two consecutive contests after the first fight, both by knockout victory.
Some of the notable Anthony Joshua fights include:
In a match held on 12 September 2015, the boxer fought against Gary Cornish. He won the fight by stopping Cornish in the first round, earning him the commonwealth heavyweight title.
On December 12th, 2015, the tactful had a successful win in a match against Dillian Whyte. He ended up defending his commonwealth championship title as well as earning himself the vacant British heavyweight title.
IBF heavyweight championship
In the championships, he competed against various other boxers as described below.
Joshua vs Martin
The boxing champion first won the IBF heavyweight championship in February 2016 against Charles Martin, who was the title-holder at that time.
Joshua vs Breazeale
Anthony made the first defense for his IBF title by fighting Bermane Stiverne where he won by knockout after the seventh round.
Joshua vs Molina
Anthony defended his IBF title for the second time in a match against Eric Molina where he won by knockout in the third round.
Unified heavyweight championship
The following are some of the contestants he went up against in the challenge:
Joshua vs Klitschko
Anthony fought Wladimir Klitschko to win the vacant WBA (Super) title that was previously held by Tyson Fury. Afterwards, a rematch was scheduled for the two which failed to happen, following Klitschko’s retirement from boxing.
Joshua vs Takam
On winning the WBA title, Anthony was scheduled to have a mandatory defence battle against Kubrat Pulev. However, Kubrat suffered a last-minute injury and was replaced by Carlos Takam. Anthony defended his title in the match.
Joshua vs Parker
Anthony and Joseph Parker participated in a unification match in which Anthony emerged the winner. He won the game by unanimous decision.
Joshua vs Povetkin
In a mandatory challenge against Alexander Povetkin, Anthony managed to defend his WBA and WBO titles.
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz
The boxing match between the then heavyweight champion and Andy Ruiz Jr. ended the champion’s undefeated record. Ruiz, who emerged winner, participated in the fight in place of Jarrell Miller who had failed a drug test before the match.
Andy Ruiz vs Anthony Joshua second fight
On 7 December 2019, an Anthony Joshua vs Ruiz rematch was held, where Anthony managed to reclaim his heavyweight titles by winning the match. He defeated Ruiz by unanimous decision.
Anthony Joshua record
The boxing champion has an impressive boxing record. Out of his 24 fights, he has won 23 of them and only lost one. 21 wins are by knockout while 2 are by unanimous decisions. His trainer, Rob McCracken, seems to be doing an excellent job.
Is Anthony Joshua a billionaire?
Many have often wondered whether the boxer is a millionaire. So, what is Anthony Joshua net worth? According to Wealthy Gorilla, the skilled professional fighter has a net worth of $60 Million. His net worth makes him a millionaire.
Joshua boxer fights
Most of the boxer’s fights are uploaded on Social media websites. The Anthony Joshua Twitter account is active and gives fans updates of his next fights. Anthony Joshua YouTube videos also ensure that fans can catch a glimpse of his previous matches.
Anthony Joshua’s professional boxing career has made him rise to prominence in the boxing field. His skills and tact in the boxing ring have earned him several titles, which makes him a champion. His fans are always looking forward to his next fights.