Joshua in September 2012
|Real name||Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua|
|Height||6 ft 6 in|
|Born||15 October 1989|
|Wins by KO||21|
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, (born 15 October 1989) is a British boxer. He is the former unified world heavyweight champion, having held the IBF, WBA (Super), IBO and WBO titles until 2019. At regional level he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016. As an amateur competing in the super-heavyweight division, Joshua represented England at the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold. In 2014, a year after turning professional, The Ring magazine named him their Prospect of the Year.
As of June 2019, Joshua is ranked as the world's third best active heavyweight. His knockout-to-win ratio stands at 91%. Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as being the first British heavyweight to do so. He is also the second boxer, after Joe Frazier, to win a world heavyweight title whilst still reigning as Olympic champion at the top weight.
Joshua lost his world titles after an upset defeat to the American Andy Ruiz Jr.
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- Biography, www.anthonyjoshua.com.