Only a few professional boxers have dominated the heavyweight boxing arena like Anthony Joshua. The famous boxer has continued to captivate fans across the world with his prowess and stamina in the ring. Joshua is a two time unified heavyweight boxing champion of the world and also an Olympic gold medalist.
AJ, as he is fondly called, is a professional boxer of Nigerian and Irish parentage. Anthony Joshua nationality is British. He is currently the world heavyweight champion and has set several other records. The Olympic gold medalist has held his well-deserved IBF title since 2016, and he also has WBA and IBO titles, which he received in April 2017. The following paragraphs provide all the impressive records of the boxing superstar.
Anthony Joshua profile summary
- Full name: Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua
- Nickname: AJ
- Date of birth: 15th of October, 1989
- Place of birth: Watford, England
- Age: 30 years old
- Zodiac sign: Libra
- Nationality: British
- Ethnicity: Yoruba
- Profession: Boxer
- Height: 198 cm (6 feet and 6 inches)
- Weight: 112 kg (249 lbs)
- Marital status: Single
- Parents: Robert (father) and Yeta (mother)
- Son: Joseph
Anthony Joshua early life
The young Joshua was born in Watford Hertfordshire England to Yeta and Robert Joshua. He spent his childhood days in a boarding school in Nigeria until Anthony Joshua parents, unfortunately, divorced shortly after twelve years birthday. Consequently, he had to relocate to the United Kingdom. He enrolled at the Kings Langley secondary school.
The famous boxer showed great interest and skills in soccer and athletics while growing up in Garston, Hertfordshire. He even reached the 100-meter high point in 11.6 seconds in his 9th year. Surprisingly, he decided to start boxing in 2007 at the age of 18 years. His cousin had suggested that he give it a try, which he did in due course.
How old is Anthony Joshua?
Currently, the boxing superstar is 30 years of age. He was born on the 15th of October, 1989, which means that Anthony Joshua birthday is in October every year. His zodiac sign is Libra.
Where is Anthony Joshua from in Nigeria?
Not everyone knows that Anthony is of Nigerian descent. The boxing champion belongs to the Yoruba ethnicity, which is one of the dominant tribes in Nigeria. Additionally, his hometown is in Sagamu.
This place is located in Ogun state, the western part of Nigeria. His mother, Yeta, is from this part of the country. Also, the famous boxer's father, who is half Irish and half of Nigeria, has an ancestral link to Sagamu.
What is Anthony Joshua's net worth?
The British professional boxer is estimated at $80 million. Anthony Joshua net worth has continued to rise over the years. He earns between $50 million and $60 million a year or more. It was reported that the former heavyweight boxing champion made $42 million between June 2017 and June 2018.
Much of it was the $20 million he had earned from fighting Alexander Povetkin. He was supposed to make $25 million for his next fight against Jarrell Miller, which was cancelled after Miller failed several drug tests. Between June 2018 and June 2019, the professional boxer earned a staggering sum of $54 million, most of which came from his fight against Ruiz. This makes him one of the highest-paid athletes globally.
Anthony's body measurements
The famous boxer is a pure human specimen. He has a powerfully built physique, which is as a result of his strict exercise regimen and diet. The famous boxer Anthony Joshua height is 6 feet and 6 inches (198cm). Although his weight has usually fluctuated during his career, currently, Anthony Joshua weight is over 112kg.
Anthony Joshua record
In two consecutive times, 2009 and 2010, the 30 years old Anthony emerged as the winner of the Haringey Boxing Cup. When he was in his amateur stage, he triumphed in all the eighteen fights he involved in. Additionally, after defeating Cathal McMonagle and Eric Rechenlin in June 2011, he took the European Amateur Boxing Championship title, except for Romanian Mihai Nistor who later interrupted him.
After achieving a 40-3 record, in 2011, the Boxing Writers Club gave him the Amateur Boxer of the Year honour in the United Kingdom. Despite entering newly into the international scene, the first appearance that he made at the London Olympics in 2012 earned him a gold medal.
Afterwards, the boxer made his professional debut on the 5th of October, 2013, at the O2 Arena in London. He fought the Italian boxer Emanuelue Leo and defeated him. Since then, he has had many fights, and all have been successful. During his career so far, he has had 23 professional fights and lost only one to Andy Ruiz. Along the way, he got his well-earned IBF title in 2016, and WBA and IBO titles, in April 2017.
Anthony recorded a significant moment in his fighting career after defeating the famous Vladimir Klitschko in 2017 by knockout. The fight was the most challenging one he had been engaged in so far as his opponent was revered as a boxing king with a record of only three losses in all his professional games. When fans looked forward to a rematch between them, unfortunately, on the 3rd of August, 2017, Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing.
However, Anthony's winning streak came to an end in June 2019 when he lost against Andy Ruiz. But then, the British boxer regained the WBA, IBF, and WBO titles in the rematch against Ruiz in Saudi Arabia in December of 2019.
Anthony Joshua latest news
Joshua is expected to defend his WBA, IBO, and IBF heavyweight titles in Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev match expected to come up on the 20th of June, 2020 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Anthony Joshua girlfriend
The British boxer has devoted the last ten years of his life to his career. As a result of this, his relationship has been affected. Although he was once in a romantic relationship with Nicole Osbourne, who is well known for featuring in pole dancing videos on YouTube, she is also the mother of the boxer's five years old son Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince Joshua. Unfortunately, the pair broke up in 2016. Currently, there is no report of AJ dating anyone.
Anthony Joshua has enjoyed massive wins since he started his fighting career. His success story inspires anyone always. Having a fighter who only has a loss out of all the fights he has engaged in is not common. The professional boxer is worth commending for this outstanding result.