Anthony Joshua birth name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, he was born on 15 October 1989. He has a boxing record of 23 wins ,21 by ko and has lost just once in his boxing career.
Anthony Joshua was born in Watford (England) but lived his childhood life in Nigeria. His parent got divorced when he was just 12 ,so he decided to go back to England to continue his studies. At the age of 18, his cousin advised him to take into boxing in which he did in due course.
In 2007 Joshua came back to Nigeria with the intention of representing his country in the 2008 beijing olympics. He wanted a chance to compete for trials ahead of the Olympics qualifiers, but he was rejected. Joshua disappointed with how he was denied and not given a chance went back to England. He represented Great Britain and won the gold which should have been a gold for Nigeria if they had given him a chance.
Joshua boom into the ring and became the GB amatuer boxing champion by defeating Amin Isa. He continued to best opponents in the ring which lead him to be announced as the Amateur boxer of the year by the Boxing writers club of Britain in October 2011.
Despite Joshua still new to boxing ,he went on to defeat big names like Emanuele Leo, Denis Baghtov clinching his second WBC International Heavyweight title, Dillian Whyte who put his undefeated record at risk and pocketed $3m for the fight.
In 2016 Joshua defeated Charles Martin winning his first ever world title.
On June 1, 2019 Joshua suffered his first loss in the hands of Andy Ruiz via TKO in the 7th round ,However Joshua defeated Ruiz in a rematch on December 7, 2019, becoming a two-time unified heavyweight champion.
Other than Legends like Mohammed Ali and Mike Tyson, few boxers have dominated the heavyweight division of boxing like Joshua.