Ten Things To Know About World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua

Ten Things To Know About World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (News Central TV)

British born professional boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua OBE will attempt to reclaim his unified world heavyweight champion title from Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on August 20,2022.

Ahead of the title rematch, here are 10 things to know about Joshua.

Date of Birth: He was born on October 15, 1989.

Place of Birth: Watford, Hertfordshire, UK.

Origin: Anthony Joshua’s mother is Nigerian, and his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry.

Early Years: Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. When his parents separated at age twelve, he relocated to England with his mother during his seventh grade.

Growing Up: AJ used to be a bricklayer on various construction sites.

Amateur Career:  Joshua began boxing in 2007, aged 18, after his cousin suggested the sport to him.

Olympics: The British born Nigerian is an Olympic Gold medallist. He won the gold medal in the super heavyweight category at the London Olympics in 2012.

Professional Boxing: In July, 2013, Joshua started earning money for taking part in professional matches.

First Title: AJ picked his first heavyweight title in 2016, after defeating Martin via a second-round knockout (KO) to claim the IBF heavyweight championship.

Record: His professional boxing record includes 24 wins and 2 losses in 26 fights.

Outside of Boxing: One of the most marketable athletes in the world is Anthony Joshua. He enjoys a rich endorsement deals with a variety of brands.

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