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Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua is a British undefeated professional boxer performing in a heavyweight division. He is the most promising boxer of the year according to the authoritative magazine The Ring (2014). Also, Joshua is world champion in the heavyweight division according to IBF (2016-present), WBA, IBO (2017-present).

He is also the second boxer, after Joe Frazier, to win a world heavyweight title while still reigning as Olympic champion at the top weight.

In 2013 Joshua was awarded the Order of the British Empire. He represented Britain at the 2012 Olympics as an amateur and winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division. Also, he represented England at the 2011 World Championships and took second place.

Аnthony Joshua biography

Anthony Joshua was born on October 15, 1989, in Watford to a family of Nigerian descent. Anthony Joshua's mother is Nigerian, and father has Nigerian and Irish roots. A successful boxer had an early childhood in Nigeria. Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, Joshua was called 'Femi' by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name 'Oluwafemi.'

He returned to England when it was time to go to school. After graduation, he went to work at a brick factory in Watford.

He moved to the capital when he was 17 years old. It is interesting that Joshua has a late start in the sport. He began boxing only in 2007, aged 18 when his cousin suggested he take it up. And then Joshua won the 2009 and 2010 Haringey Box Cup. In 2013 Anthony started a professional boxing and signed a contract with Eddie Hirn (Matchroom Sport).

He is interested in football and athletics and broke the Year Nine 100 m record with a time of 11.6 seconds. Joshua is interested in chess and reads books to enhance tactical abilities in boxing.

Аnthony Joshua vs. Klitschko date

Recently Anthony Joshua met with the famous boxer Wladimir Klitschko. April 29, 2017, in London at Wembley Stadium held a championship battle between the champion Anthony Joshua and former champion Wladimir Klitschko. The champions fought for the IBF title, which belonged to Joshua and the vacant WBA and IBO titles.

As a result, Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko by sending a knockout in the 11th round.

It is interesting that the duel between Anthony Joshua and Vladimir Klitschko gathered a record television audience around the world. The fight came in first place in the ranking among the broadcasts of boxing matches.

Аnthony Joshua and a next fight

He plans the next fight at the end of August this year. Britain’s Anthony Joshua will get the chance to defend his deserved earlier title against Kubrat Pulev.

Happy Anthony Joshua prepares for title defense against Luis Ortiz with a bowl of pounded yam and ewedu (photos)

Happy Anthony Joshua prepares for title defense against Luis Ortiz with a bowl of pounded yam and ewedu (photos)

Ecstatic Anthony Joshua gushes over a meal of pounded yam and ewedu soup (photos)
Undefeated Ghanaian boxer vows to beat World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua

Undefeated Ghanaian boxer vows to beat World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua

Ghanaian boxer and one-time musician, Braimah Kamoko has revealed that he can easily floor Nigeria’s Anthony Joshua, the current WBA, WBO and IBF champion.

Undefeated Ghanaian boxer vows to beat World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua
World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua shares photo of his first boxing coach, sends emotional message

World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua shares photo of his first boxing coach, sends emotional message

Anthony Joshua has revealed his first boxing coach to the world in an Instagram post. The coach gave Joshua his break in the sport at the age of 18 in 2007.

World Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua shares photo of his first boxing coach, sends emotional message
Nightmare in Nigeria! Former world heavyweight champion to fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria

Nightmare in Nigeria! Former world heavyweight champion to fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria

Tyson Fury wants to fight Anthony Joshua in front of 180,000 fans in Nigeria.The two heavyweight boxers are continuing their trash-talks over an upcoming match.

Nightmare in Nigeria! Former world heavyweight champion to fight Anthony Joshua in Nigeria
Tyson Fury blasts Anthony Joshua, says he is not a 'true' Nigerian

Tyson Fury blasts Anthony Joshua, says he is not a 'true' Nigerian

Former WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has come out to lash British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua on social media as he challenged him to a fight.

Tyson Fury blasts Anthony Joshua, says he is not a 'true' Nigerian
Prophesy your love for my soul! BBNaija’s Uriel declares her love for boxer Anthony Joshua (video)

Prophesy your love for my soul! BBNaija’s Uriel declares her love for boxer Anthony Joshua (video)

The number of women who have declared their love for Nigerian-born British boxer is very long. Uriel Oputa from BBNaija has added her name to the list.

Prophesy your love for my soul! BBNaija’s Uriel declares her love for boxer Anthony Joshua (video)
LOVELY! Checkout the STUNNING lady who stole the heart of Anthony Joshua

LOVELY! Checkout the STUNNING lady who stole the heart of Anthony Joshua

Nigerian-British professional boxer, Anthony Joshua is reportedly dating mother of his child and a fitness model Nicole Osbourne who met met in school.

LOVELY! Checkout the STUNNING lady who stole the heart of Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua's next match to defend World Heavyweight title revealed

Anthony Joshua's next match to defend World Heavyweight title revealed

Anthony Joshua’s blockbuster rematch against Wladimir Klitschko “looks like it’s going to happen”, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.

Anthony Joshua's next match to defend World Heavyweight title revealed
Anthony Joshua shows off another Nigerian meal he loves to consume (photo)

Anthony Joshua shows off another Nigerian meal he loves to consume (photo)

Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua sure knows how to enjoy a delicious Nigerian meal. The boxer posted a picture of the heavy eba he consumed recently.

Anthony Joshua shows off another Nigerian meal he loves to consume (photo)
Inspite winning over N6.1bn, Anthony Joshua relocates back to his mum's mini flat

Inspite winning over N6.1bn, Anthony Joshua relocates back to his mum's mini flat

WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has relocated back to his mother's 2-bedroom apartment despite all the fame and riches.

Inspite winning over N6.1bn, Anthony Joshua relocates back to his mum's mini flat
Anthony Joshua gets surprise visits from drug testers less than two weeks after becoming world champion

Anthony Joshua gets surprise visits from drug testers less than two weeks after becoming world champion

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua received an early morning wake-up call from drug testers less than two weeks after defeating Wladimir Klitschko.

Anthony Joshua gets surprise visits from drug testers less than two weeks after becoming world champion
How Anthony Joshua almost clashed with Vitali Klitschko after he defeated the brother

How Anthony Joshua almost clashed with Vitali Klitschko after he defeated the brother

British boxer Anthony Joshua defeated Wladamir Klitschko to defend his IBF heavyweight title and win the WBA and IBO heavyweight in an epic brawl on April 29.

How Anthony Joshua almost clashed with Vitali Klitschko after he defeated the brother
Meet all Anthony Joshua's family members based in Nigeria (video)

Meet all Anthony Joshua's family members based in Nigeria (video)

NAIJ.com met up with the Nigerian based family members of Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, the new boxing World Heavyweight champion.

Meet all Anthony Joshua's family members based in Nigeria (video)
Mike Tyson makes HUGE statement about Anthony Joshua

Mike Tyson makes HUGE statement about Anthony Joshua

Retired king of boxing Mike Tyson has tipped the new WBA and IBO champion Anthony Joshua to become a great in the years to come after his victory over Klitschko

Mike Tyson makes HUGE statement about Anthony Joshua
Pastor Adeboye reacts to Anthony Joshua's victory over Klitschko

Pastor Adeboye reacts to Anthony Joshua's victory over Klitschko

Pst Enoch Adeboye, the general overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God Worldwide, has congratulated the new boxing heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Pastor Adeboye reacts to Anthony Joshua's victory over Klitschko
AMAZING! See the stadium and street that will be named after Anthony Joshua (video)

AMAZING! See the stadium and street that will be named after Anthony Joshua (video)

NAIJ.com took a trip to Sagamu Remo, Ogun state to visit the street and stadium the Ogun state government is looking to rename after Anthony Joshua.

AMAZING! See the stadium and street that will be named after Anthony Joshua (video)
Opinion: Why Anthony Joshua is NEVER a Nigerian

Opinion: Why Anthony Joshua is NEVER a Nigerian

British boxer Anthony Joshua whose roots can be traced to Nigeria recovered from the first knockdown of his professional career to defeat Wladimir Klitschko

Opinion: Why Anthony Joshua is NEVER a Nigerian
FAST and FURIOUS! Checkout Anthony Joshua's customized N59.1m Range Rover (photos)

FAST and FURIOUS! Checkout Anthony Joshua's customized N59.1m Range Rover (photos)

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua was gifted a customized £150,000 bespoke Range Rover which was delivered by SVO.

FAST and FURIOUS! Checkout Anthony Joshua's customized N59.1m Range Rover (photos)
AMAZING! World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to have stadium, street renamed after him in Nigeria

AMAZING! World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to have stadium, street renamed after him in Nigeria

After defeating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, Anthony Joshua is set to be honored by Ogun State government, the state where his parents hail from in Nigeria.

AMAZING! World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to have stadium, street renamed after him in Nigeria
Just in: After Nigeria earlier rejected Anthony Joshua, READ the emotional message FG sent to him as they prepare invitation

Just in: After Nigeria earlier rejected Anthony Joshua, READ the emotional message FG sent to him as they prepare invitation

The federal government has congratulated British professional boxer of Nigerian descent Anthony Oluwafemi Joshua, who recently defeated Wladimir Klitscko

Just in: After Nigeria earlier rejected Anthony Joshua, READ the emotional message FG sent to him as they prepare invitation
Eating Eba, Pounded Yam, Egusi is the secret of my success – Boxer Anthony Joshua (video)

Eating Eba, Pounded Yam, Egusi is the secret of my success – Boxer Anthony Joshua (video)

British born boxer of Nigerian Origin Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua has credited Nigerian dishes Eba and Egusi for his recent successes in the boxing ring.

Eating Eba, Pounded Yam, Egusi is the secret of my success – Boxer Anthony Joshua (video)
6 things you did not know about Anthony Joshua

6 things you did not know about Anthony Joshua

Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua defeated Ukraine's Wladimir Klitschko in a boxing brawl to defend his IBF heavyweight title on Saturday night, April 29.

6 things you did not know about Anthony Joshua
See Anthony Joshua's super HOT girlfriend ahead of the fight with Klitschko (photos)

See Anthony Joshua's super HOT girlfriend ahead of the fight with Klitschko (photos)

Anthony Joshua is a British-Nigerian born boxer who wanted to represent Nigeria at the 2012 London Olympics, but was turned down by a Nigerian coach.

See Anthony Joshua's super HOT girlfriend ahead of the fight with Klitschko (photos)
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