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Anthony Joshua biography and net worth. Photo/ The Guardian.
  • Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer and a former world heavyweight champion. 
  • Joshua has a pro boxing record of 24-3 (22 KOs) and is among the world’s top ten heavyweights. 
  • The British boxer has a net worth of $80 million. 

Anthony Joshua biography tells the story of a British professional boxer who is a former two-times unified world heavyweight champion. 

Anthony Joshua held the WBA (Super), IBO, WBO and IBF titles between 2019 and 2020. 

The former world champion also held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles between 2015 and 2016.

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Anthony Joshua. Photo/ The Guardian.

Joshua is the first British heavyweight to win a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body. 

As of October 2021, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, BoxRec and The Ring ranked Anthony Joshua as the world’s third-best active heavyweight.

BoxRec ranks Anthony Joshua as the seventh best active boxer, pound for pound. BoxRec also ranks the British boxer among the world’s top ten heavyweights since 2014. 

The legendary boxer has a pro boxing record of 24-3 (22 KOs). Anthony Joshua has a knockout-to-win percentage of 91.67%. His knockout percentage in world heavyweight title fights stands at 63.64%. And there is more to Anthony Joshua biography. 

Anthony Joshua Biography 

Full Name                       Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua

Date of Birth                   October 15, 1989 

Age                                     32

Place of Birth                    Watford, Hertfordshire, England

Height                               6 ft 6 in (198 cm)

Reach                                 82 in (208 cm)

Weight                               Heavyweight

Nationality                        British 

Occupation                        Professional boxer 

Marital Status                   Unmarried 

Early Life

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on October 15, 1989, in Watford, Hertfordshire. He is the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. 

Young Anthony Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria, where he attended Mayflower School – a boarding school in Ikenne. 

He returned to the United Kingdom when he was 12 after his parents divorced. He grew up in Garston, Hertfordshire. 

Anthony Joshua biography has it that he excelled in football and athletics as a child. In athletics, he broke his school’s 100 m record with a time of 11.6 seconds in Year Nine. 

Joshua began boxing at the age of 18 in 2007 after his cousin, who is also a boxer, asked him to try boxing. His first title as a boxer was the 2009 Haringey Box Cup. 

He achieved domestic success, earning him a spot on the GB Boxing team in 2010. 

Anthony Joshua started getting the attention of boxing fans worldwide during the 2011 World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan. He won silver in the tournament after losing by a single point in the finals to Magomedrasul Majidov. 

Due to his impressive performance as an amateur boxer, Anthony Joshua was appointed member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013. 

Professional Career 

The heart of Anthony Joshua biography is his professional career. The British boxer turned professional on July 11 2013. 

Anthony Joshua, popularly known as AJ, made his professional boxing debut on October 5, 2013, at the 02 Arena in London. He won his first fight against Italian Emanuele Leo.

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Anthony Joshua biography. Photo/ Goal.com.

Anthony Joshua won his first world title, IBF heavyweight championship, in February 2016 after defeating Martin Charles. He defeated Dominic Breazeale in a fight to retain his championship. 

The British boxer kept winning his matches, thereby creating a massive fanbase. 

Joshua successfully defended his WBO title and retained the WBA, IBO and IBF titles after victory over Joseph Parker in January 2018. 

Joshua lost the championship in 2019 after Andy Ruiz Jr. defeated him in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. 

However, he reclaimed the unified heavyweight titles in a rematch against Andy in Saudi Arabia on December 7, 2019. 

Anthony Joshua defeated Kubrat Pulev in December 2020 in a fight Floyd Mayweather attended. 

Oleksandr Usyk handed AJ the second defeat of his career in September 2021 at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium. As a result, Usyk became the unified world heavyweight champion. 

AJ and Usyk faced each other for a rematch on August 20, 2022, where Joshua attempted to become a three-time world heavyweight champion. However, the British boxer lost the fight to Usyk despite showing impressive performance. 

Personal Life 

Anthony Joshua is single. However, he has a child with his long-term girlfriend, Nicole Osborne.

AJ is recognized as one of the most marketable athletes worldwide. As a result, he has lucrative endorsement deals with companies such as Under Armour, Lucozade and Beats by Dre. 

FAQs 

What is Anthony Joshua’s net worth? 

$80 million

How much did AJ make from the Usyk fight? 

Joshua earned around $75 million after his rematch with Usyk. 

Abraham Odhiambo is an avid sports fan who loves to write about football, boxing and wrestling. He's a big supporter of Manchester United. He's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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