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.