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Anthony Joshua

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Anthony Joshua
Joshua in September 2019
Real nameAnthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 6 in
Reach82 in
Born (1989-10-15) 15 October 1989 (age 34)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins by KO21

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, (born 15 October 1989) is a British boxer.[1] 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.

References[change | change source]

  1. Biography Archived 2019-02-20 at the Wayback Machine, www.anthonyjoshua.com.

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