Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer and current IBF, WBA and IBO World Heavyweight champion. His title bout against Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017 at Wembley Stadium was attended by 90,000 fans in one of the most anticipated fights in recent years.
Who is Anthony Joshua, how old is he, when is his birthday, how tall is he and what is his background?
Anthony Joshua was born in Watford on October 15, 1989, although he spent his early childhood in Nigeria before returning to England aged 12. Now 29 years old, the British boxer is a formidable figure at 1.98 metres tall.
He was a latecomer to boxing, having only taken up the sport in 2007 aged 18, and was a talented footballer and athlete at school. His ability was soon apparent after joining the Finchley amateur boxing club in North London, going on to win the senior Amateur Boxing Association championships in 2010.
What is Anthony Joshua famous for and what is his occupation?
Anthony Joshua is a professional boxer, who first came to the public’s attention as an amateur when winning the 2012 Olympic super heavyweight title in his hometown of London. His professional career has gone from strength to strength and millions will have seen him defeat Wladimir Klitschko when unifying the IBF, WBA and IBO titles.
What is Anthony Joshua’s net worth?
After recent lucrative fights, it is estimated that Anthony Joshua’s net worth is in excess of £30 million. In 2010 he turned down £50,000 to turn professional to pursue his hunt for medals, a decision that has since been handsomely repaid.
Where is Anthony Joshua from?
Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, to parents of Nigerian descent, Anthony Joshua was to return there aged 12 after living in Nigeria for most of his early childhood.
How much does he weigh?
For his fight against Carlos Takam in October 2017, Anthony Joshua weighed in at 254 pounds, his heaviest weight to date. This compares to weighing in at 250 pounds prior to the previous Klitschko bout and 246 pounds at his weigh in for the Povetkin fight in September 2018.
What and when were Anthony Joshua’s most famous fights, and how much did he make from each of them?
His most famous fight as an amateur was his gold medal winning performance at the London Olympics of 2012. Having survived a close call in the last 16 against Cuban Erislandy Savon, which some thought Joshua had lost. He responded by reaching the final to face reigning Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle.
In the final, Joshua was awarded the decision on count-back after the scores were level from the judges at 18-18. After turning professional in 2013, he won eight consecutive fights before getting the chance to win the vacant WBC title.
He stopped Russian Denis Bakhtov in the second round. His record was still an unbeaten one when he met Klitschko to unify the three titles in a fight. Anthony Joshua was reported to earn £15million for the fight. An epic battle saw both men on the canvas before Joshua stopped Klitschko in the 11th round.
His first defence was in October 2017 against Carlos Takam, after his original opponent pulled out due to an injury. Joshua stopped his opponent in round 10 in a fight worth around £10million to the British boxer.
Who are Anthony Joshua’s most famous rivals?
In his amateur days, Anthony Joshua fought several high-profile opponents including Italian Roberto Cammarelle. At the time, the Italian boxer was the World and Olympic champion, but Joshua defeated him in the quarter final of the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, before repeating the feat the following year in the Olympic final in London.
As a professional there was huge hype surrounding his fight with Wladimir Klitschko. After the drama of the fight and the huge respect the two men had for each other, a re-match was eagerly anticipated. However Klitschko announced his retirement in August 2017 and ended that prospect.
AJ as he is also known has a long running rivalry with fellow British boxer Tyson Fury, however the two are yet to step in the ring with one another in competition.
How much does Anthony Joshua earn
The British boxer’s earning potential has increased to the point where his last two fights earned him around £25million.
When is Anthony Joshua’s next fight?
There are no scheduled fights for Joshua, but there is talk of him having three fights in 2018, with American WBO champion Joseph Parker a possibility.
Is Anthony Joshua in a Relationship?
The British boxer is reportedly single, but he does have a two-year-old son from a previous relationship.
What belts and awards does Anthony Joshua have?
Anthony Joshua has IBF, WBO and IBO belts. These are added to the MBE he was awarded in the 2013 New Years honours list.