Biography of Anthony Joshua

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Biography of Anthony Joshua: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, a British professional boxer, born 15 Oct 1989, unified world heavyweight champion, holding three of the four major championships in boxing

Biography of Anthony Joshua

 

Anthony Joshua
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Biography of Anthony Joshua

Biography of Anthony Joshua

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Real nameAnthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Nickname(s)AJ
The Landlord
The Rent Collector
Weight(s)Heavyweight
Height6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Reach82 in (208 cm)
Born15 October 1989(age 29)
Watford, Hertfordshire, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins22
Wins by KO21
Losses1
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

 

the IBF title from 2016 to 2019, the WBA (Super) title from 2017 to 2019, and the WBO title from 2018 to 2019. He had also held the IBO title from 2017 to 2019, and at regional level he held the British and

Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016.

 

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. Joshua’s NigerianNigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people.His cousin, Ben Ileyemi, is also a professional boxer. The pair made their professional debuts together in 2013.

Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. Following his parents’ divorce when he was 12, he returned to the UK halfway through Year Seven to join Kings Langley Secondary School. Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, he was called “Femi” by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name, Oluwafemi. He excelled at football and athletics and broke his school’s Year Nine 100 m record with a time of 11.6 seconds.

 

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