Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua needs no introduction. Born in 1989 in England, Anthony Joshua is a professional boxer who has won many awards, honors, and titles. This includes the world heavyweight championship, IBF, and WBO to name a few.
The British boxer even won gold for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics. In 2014, he was named Prospect of the Year by The Ring magazine. As per BoxRec, Anthony Joshua is the world’s second-best active heavyweight in 2022. There are many more accomplishments and achievements in his account.
That’s not all!
In this blog, we have discussed a few things about Anthony Joshua that may surprise his fans.
Since the beginning of his professional boxing career, Anthony Joshua has been a part of a total of 27 fights, out of which he won 24 and lost 3.
Some of the best of Anthony Joshua’s fights in his career so far include
If reports are to be believed, Anthony Joshua will make his comeback in the boxing ring in the year 2023. Anthony Joshua, the former two-time unified heavyweight world champion lost a match against Oleksandr Usyk for the second time in August. Following this defeat, AJ pledged to make a quick and strong comeback.
It will be interesting to see the performance of Joshua after his two losses against Usyk, a Ukrainian professional boxer.
Anthony Joshua was born in 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire. His parents Yeta and Robert Joshua are Nigerian. His cousin, Ben Ileyemi, is also a professional boxer. Both brothers made their professional boxing debuts together in 2013.
Joshua spent his childhood studying in a Mayflower school which is a boarding school in Ikenne.
He was just 12 years old when his parents got separated and he returned to the UK and started his schooling at Kings Langley Secondary School. Since his school days, he has always been an athlete and excelled at every sport, like football.
It was in the year 2012 when Anthony Joshua represented Great Britain in The London 2012 Summer Olympics. He defeated Roberto Cammarelle, an Italian amateur boxer to win the Olympic gold medal as a super heavyweight.
Roberto Cammarelle and Anthony Joshua’s fight was one of the most interesting boxing matches.
At the first glance, you may think of Anthony Joshua as a person born with good luck and luxury, living a comfortable and proper life. However, this is not true.
You will be surprised to know that it was in the year 2009 when Joshua was sent to Reading Prison to spend two weeks on remand for fighting on the streets.
He has also been charged with eight ounces of cannabis in his car. He got a twelve-month community order and had to work for 100 hours which too free of cost.
Whether a professional boxer or a footballer, every athlete likes having ink on their body. And Anthony Joshua is no exception. His love for tattoos is on another level. He loves to get his skin inked with different words or images.
For instance, his right arm has a tattoo with the word “wisdom”. He has even paid tribute to his parent’s heritage with a tattoo of a map of Africa with Nigeria highlighted.
On the back of his neck, he has a tattoo of the British lion.
Chess is a popular board game that puts your brain and mind to the test. The game is all about making strategies and thinking out of the box to get ahead of your opponent. A few years ago, it was Lennox Lewis who first introduced the game of chess to Anthony Joshua.
To people’s knowledge, Lennox Lewis is a former professional boxer and three-time world heavyweight champion.
As per Anthony, “Chess, it’s the same type of thing in the ring, like taking one of your opponent’s pieces and then counter-attacking. You need to be two moves ahead all the time.”
Hopefully, now you must have got a better understanding of Anthony Joshua. Above all, the details mentioned have been taken from different sources and are true as per our best knowledge. In case of any change in facts, we are not responsible.
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