Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua OBE is a British professional boxer who was born on October 15, 1989. He is 33 years old.
He previously held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight championship twice between 2016 and 2021, making him a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion.
From 2015 to 2016, he captured the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles at the local level.
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Anthony Joshua: Early Life and Education
The son of Yeta and Robert Joshua, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on October 15, 1989, in Watford, Hertfordshire.
His father is of Irish and Nigerian origin, and his mother is from Nigeria. Joshua is of noble rank among the Yoruba people of Nigeria, who may be clearly identified as his ancestors. Ben Ileyemi, his cousin, is also a professional boxer.
Together, they made their career debuts in 2013. Joshua attended Mayflower School in Ikenne for a portion of his formative years in Nigeria. He returned to the UK halfway through Year Seven to enroll at Kings Langley Secondary School when his parents divorced when he was 12 years old.
Anthony Joshua: Career Highlight
Joshua competed for England as an amateur in the super-heavyweight event at the 2011 World Championships, where he took home a silver medal. Additionally, he won gold when competing for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.
He received The Ring magazine’s Prospect of the Year award in 2014, a year after going pro. His victory over Wladimir Klitschko earned him the title of Fight of the Year in 2017 from The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America.
Joshua is the first English heavyweight boxer to win a world title by a major professional sanctioning organisation and the second English boxer, after James DeGale, to do so.
Joshua is currently rated as the second-best active heavyweight in the world by BoxRec, third by The Ring, fourth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and ESPN, and sixth-best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec as of October 2022.
Since 2014, BoxRec has placed him among the top 10 heavyweights in the world, and at the end of 2016 and 2017, he was ranked first. In fights for the heavyweight world championship, Joshua has an overall knockout percentage of 58% and a knockout-to-win percentage of 88%.
Anthony Joshua: Net Worth
Anthony Joshua, one of the richest boxers in the world right now, has amassed a net worth of $80 million as a result of his consistent and growing career since 2007.
Anthony Joshua: Latest Update
Anthony Joshua is set for a heavyweight tourney in December.
A four-man heavyweight tournament with Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, and Oleksandr Usyk has been discussed, which has been linked to Anthony Joshua’s decision to postpone his second bout in 2023 until December.
The British-Nigerian won against Jermaine Franklin in London to resume his winning ways after Usyk defeated him twice in a row.
After asking fans to have patience with him as he keeps raising the stakes of his opponents, it was anticipated that Joshua will continue to rebuild his heavyweight career this summer.
Given their separate victories against Franklin, a second matchup with Dillian Whyte was anticipated for the summer. Joshua, however, shocked everyone when he revealed on social media that his next fight will be put off until December.
For several years, Joshua has been extensively associated with a bout against Wilder, including an undisputed battle in which the pair held all four championships. However, that never happened. However, it might resurface together with a rebirth of the recenetly collapsed fight between Fury and Usyk.
The 33-year-old’s promoter revealed that a prospective offer might be on the table, but he may yet decide to regain momentum in the summer. On the DAZN Boxing Show, he said, “We’re not ruling that out.”
“If a big offer comes in or a big site comes in (we will take the fight right away) unlikely in July. But I just really want to see momentum (from Joshua).”