His father Robert Joshua was of Irish ancestry and Nigerian, while his mother Yeta Odusanya was a Nigerian.
[6][7] Joshua's Nigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people, amongst whom he is of aristocratic rank. Molina beat the count but was met with a flurry of punches, forcing referee Steve Gray to end the fight. Height in Feet: 6’ 6”. "[194], Joshua has also been recognised with inclusion in the annual Powerlist, as one of the 100 most influential Black Britons. A picture was posted on Twitter which revealed the scales that Joshua stood on, his weight was at 112.9 kilograms. After American legend Joe Frazier, he is the second boxer to have won a world heavyweight title while still being the reigning Olympic champion in the same category. Anthony Joshua is the reigning WBA (Super), IBF and IBO heavyweight champion of the world, and has a chance to fight for a fourth world title before the month is out. [126] Joshua and Parker both came in lighter compared to their respective previous bouts. [31][32] On 30 May 2015, Joshua defeated former world title challenger Kevin Johnson (29–6–1, 14 KOs), inflicting the first stoppage in Johnson's career.

It was also announced that Joshua would be named the WBO's Super Champion should he defeat Povetkin. IBF explained that the rematch must take place no later than 2 December 2017, and the winner must fight Pulev next with no exemptions. In a potential rematch, Parker would get a 55% split. [133], The fight was shown live in the US on Showtime in the afternoon.

He then heads to the conditioning and strength center, where he works out for about two hours during which he mixes bodyweight moves with lifting exercises. [35][36], On 16 July 2015, it was announced that Joshua would fight undefeated Scottish boxer Gary Cornish (21–0, 12 KOs) for the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title at The O2 Arena, London, on 12 September.

This time Martin failed to beat the count after taking too long to get up, and the referee waved the fight off, with Joshua winning his first world title.[46]. As long as Rob thinks it's good I'm good to go." There was another accidental head-butt in round nine where the referee called for a short break. Klitschko said he needed time to review his situation before agreeing to a rematch. [5] His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. [197][198] He said in response, "If you think I'm a racist, go fuck yourself. I managed to land the right hand and it was a perfect connection and he went down. [30] On 4 April 2015, Joshua beat Jason Gavern with a third-round KO in his return to the ring in Newcastle. However, he doesn’t follow a regimented diet plan and prefers to focus on the basics. Joshua met Whyte in a grudge match for the vacant British heavyweight title on 12 December 2015, whilst also defending his Commonwealth heavyweight title for the first time. From there on, it was a back and forth verbal exchange, before Miller stormed off the stage.

[94], On 28 August, it was announced that Joshua and Pulev would fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. After Johnson was saved by the bell in the first round the fight was stopped by the referee shortly after the beginning of the second round. Get ready for the next episode from the biggest star in world boxing. [189] Joshua was suspended from the GB Boxing squad and was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 100 hours' unpaid work after pleading guilty at crown court. [136][137][138][139] At one point Wilder had agreed to fight Joshua in the UK, however there was slight confusions in the contracts that were being sent back and forth. Parker started on the backfoot in the opening rounds allowing Joshua to gain a foothold. Hearn and Joshua spoke about potential fights in 2018, which included fights with Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder, where a win against both would see Joshua the undisputed champion and an all-British clash against Tyson Fury. The next few rounds were again cautious, both men wary of each other, until a reinvigorated Joshua attacked Klitschko in round eleven, sending him to the canvas. Joshua met 32-year-old reigning Olympic champion and former two-time world champion, Roberto Cammarelle of Italy in the closing bout. [25] In Joshua's eighth fight, on 13 September 2014, against German heavyweight Konstantin Airich, Joshua took his undefeated record to 8–0 with a third-round stoppage victory at the Manchester Arena.

As an amateur, he represented England at the 2011 World Championships in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold. One of the top professional boxers in the world at the moment, Anthony Joshua is known for his incredible punching power and the precision of his punches that allow him to knockout his opponents. [127] It was reported that Joshua would earn a career-high £18 million and Parker would also earn a career-high pay of £8 million. Higgins spoke to Fairfax Media, saying the offer would need to be more reasonable, also taking into consideration the fight would take place in the UK.

[179][180][181][182], Prior to his fight with Alexander Dimitrenko, on 20 April, former world title challenger Andy Ruiz Jr. (31–1, 20 KOs) put his name forward to replace Miller and challenge Joshua for the unified heavyweight titles on 1 June 2019. 3 ranked heavyweight Jarrell Miller, who was replaced by Ruiz Jr. after Miller failed three drug tests. Anthony Joshua On Getting His Belts Back, His Tips for Dropping Weight and How to Tweak Your Workouts. At this point, it was not said that the rematch would take place.

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