Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer. He is currently a unified world heavyweight champion, holding three of the four major championships in boxing: the IBF title since 2016, the WBA title since 2017 and the WBO title since 2018. He has also held the IBO title since 2017 and at regional level he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016. As of September 2018, Joshua is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by The Ring, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB) and BoxRec.

Birth Name

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua

Nickname

AJ, Femi

Profession

Professional Boxer

Weight Category

Heavyweight

Reach

82 in (208 cm)

Stance

Orthodox

Nationality 

British

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Anthony Joshua was born on October 15, 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

Age

Anthony is currently 29 years old.

Sun Sign

Libra

Ethnicity

Black

On his mother’s side, he has Nigerian ancestry. While, on his father’s side, he is of Nigerian and Irish descent.

Religion

Christianity

Education

Anthony Joshua joined the Kings Langley Secondary School. At the age of 11, he also studied at a Nigerian boarding school for 6 months.

Family Details

  • Father – Robert Joshua
  • Mother – Yeta Odusanya
  • Siblings – Janet Joshua (Sister), Jacob Joshua (Younger Brother), Loretta Joshua (Sister), Nikita Joshua (Younger Sister)
  • Others – James A. Odusanya (Maternal Grandfather), Olufunmilayo Solanke (Maternal Grandmother), Ben Ileyemi (Cousin) (Professional Boxer)

Marital Status

Single

Girlfriend / Spouse

Anthony Joshua has dated –

  • Nicole Osborne – Anthony Joshua reportedly had an on and off relationship with Nicole Osborne since they were studying in school. As a result of their relationship, Osbourne gave birth to Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince Joshua in October 2015. However, they managed to keep his birth a secret for over a year.

  • Bella Hadid (2017) – Anthony was rumored to be going out with model Bella Hadid in the summer of 2017. They had first met at the GQ Awards in May and allegedly kept in touch via a stream of flirty messages. However, their romance didn’t progress to anything concrete.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 6 feet 6 inches
  • In centimeters – 198 cm
  • In meters – 1.98 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 113 kg
  • In Pounds – 249 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 44-16-34.5
  • Chest – 44 in or 112 cm
  • Arms / Biceps – 16 in or 41 cm
  • Waist – 34.5 in or 88 cm

Body Build

Athletic

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Black

Shoe Size

Anthony wears a size 12.5 (US) shoe.

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Being one of the most successful and popular heavyweight boxers of his era. Having won a gold medal at the Olympics as well as the world heavyweight title.

Boxing Match Debut

In October 2013, he made his professional boxing debut at the iconic O2 Arena in London against Italian boxer Emanuele Leo. Anthony went on to win the title by knocking his rival off in the first set itself.

Film Debut

Anthony Joshua hasn’t been cast in a theatrical film until December 2017.

Television Debut

In 2012, he made his first TV show appearance on the talk show, Unzipped.

Brand Endorsements

Anthony Joshua has an endorsement deal with the sportswear giant, Under Armour. The other brands he has a sponsorship deal with include Texo Scaffolding, Sky Sports, BXR, Lucozade Sport, Beats, Lynx, StubHub, Jaguar, EQ, Audemars Piguet, Altitude Mask & Dafabet.

Anthony Joshua Favorites

  • Favorite Nigerian Food – Eba and Egusi
  • Favorite Cheat Food – Apple Crumble

Anthony Joshua Net worth

Anthony Joshua has an estimated net worth of $60 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anthony Joshua

  • Before he became a champion boxer, he used to work as a bricklayer. He took up boxing on the suggestion of his cousin.
  • While studying in school, he was very good in athletics, especially soccer. At the age of 9, he even managed to break the 100 meters record by completing it in 11.6 seconds.
  • When he managed to win the senior ABA Championships in 2010 after participating in his 18th fight, he was offered £50,000 to become a professional. However, he turned down the offer in pursuit of winning some medals.
  • After he won a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics, he was honored in the 2013 New Year Honours with a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE).
  • He is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to have won a major world title and a gold medal at the Olympic games.
  • In 2009, he was remanded to the Reading Prison. He later claimed that he was sent to the prison for fighting and related crazy behavior. When he was eventually released, he was ordered to wear an electronic bracelet.
  • In March 2011, Joshua was pulled over by the police for speeding in Colindale, North London. He was found with eight ounces of herbal cannabis hidden in a sports bag in his Mercedes-Benz.
  •  In June 2011 at the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships he beat Eric Berechlin and Cathal McMonagle but was stopped by aggressive Romanian southpaw Mihai Nistor after receiving several standing counts.
  • In October 2011 he was named Amateur Boxer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain.
  • In November 2016, he decided to invest in the members-only fitness gym, BXR.
  • In January 2017, the gym opened a studio on the Chiltern Street in Marylebone, London.
  • In 17 April 2019, both camps confirmed the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association had informed them that Miller had tested positive for the banned substance GW1516.
  • Visit his official website @ anthonyjoshua.com.
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