ANTHONY JOSHUA BIOGRAPHY, AGE, NET WORTH AND CAREER
Anthony Joshua –fully known as Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua –is a professional British boxer born on 15th of October 1989. His birth to Yeta (mother) and Robert Joshua (father) came about in Watford, Hertfordshire of United Kingdom. Robert Joshua is a Nigerian of Irish descent while Yeta is a Nigerian.
Although a boxer of Nigerian descent, Anthony Joshua is more commonly regarded as a British heavyweight champion. Joshua, who spent a significant period of his childhood growing in the United Kingdom, is said to have been stimulated by his cousin to take up boxing.
The two-time heavyweight champion is a London resident who lives with his mother. In this post, you’ll learn more about Anthony Joshua, his family, net worth and boxing career.
Brief Profile of Anthony Joshua
|Full name||Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua|
|Parents||Robert Joshua (father); Yeta (mother)|
|Date of birth||October 15, 1989|
|Birthplace||Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom|
|Country of origin||Nigeria|
|Source(s) of wealth||Boxing|
Prior to his move to the United Kingdom, Anthony Joshua was first schooled in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria. At that time, he was a student of Mayflower School Ikenne.
Having separated from her husband, Anthony Joshua’s mother relocated along with her son (Joshua) to the United Kingdom where Joshua was further schooled at Kings Langley Secondary School. At the time of moving to the UK with his mother, Joshua was a 12-years-old. Growing up in Hertfordshire, Joshua proved his athletic capability by breaking the Year 9 100m record in his UK school.
As a child, Anthony Joshua already demonstrated remarkable athletic capability. This capability was evident in how he broke the Year 9 100m record in his UK school. He was just 18-years-old when he kick-started his boxing career and he happened to have been egged on by his cousin to start a career in boxing.
Joshua showed early signs of a successful career upon starting boxing in 2007. He emerged winner at the Haringey Box Cup in 2009 and 2010. He also emerged winner after the eighteenth bout of 2010 ABA Championships. It was in that same year that Joshua defeated Amin Isa and emerged as the British Amateur Champion at the GB Championships. Remarkably, he would emerge as the winner of the ABA Championships for a second time in 2011.
Following his ABA Championships triumph in 2010, Joshua was wooed with a £50,000 offer which would make him a professional boxer. Joshua rejected the offer and disclosed his reason for rejection as the focus on winning medals rather than making money.
Anthony Joshua continued his remarkable boxing form into year 2011 which saw him triumph over Cathal McMonagle and Eric Berechlin at 2011 European Championships. In that year, he was said to have struck an impressive amateur record of 40-3, hence earning him the title “Amateur Boxer of the Year”. Joshua was honoured with the said title by the Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain.
Joshua featured at 2011 World Championships where he claimed victory over Roberto Cammarelle who was the Italian reigning champion at the time. He eventually went home with a silver medal following his loss to Magomedrasul. Prior to the defeat by Magomedrasul who cracked out a 1-point victory over him, Joshua tackled Eric Pfeifer.
With his appearance at the 2012 London Olympics, Joshua was no different from a novice featuring at the international level. Despite having to come up against some experienced heavyweight boxers, Joshua did well at the 2012 London Olympics from which he bagged a Bronze medal.
Anthony Joshua became a professional boxer in 2013 and it was in this year that he had his first professional bout as a boxer with Emmanuel Leo –an Italian boxer. Joshua triumphed over the Italian boxer at London’s 02 Arena in October 2013. It is worthy of note that Anthony Joshua became a member of the Order of the British Empire in that same year. Joshua’s appointment into the British Empire Order was in recognition of his tremendous contribution to the British boxing profession.
Anthony Joshua holds a remarkable status as a world-titled champion and proud winner of an Olympic Gold medal. He is one of the two British boxers with such a laudable status.
Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring Magazine dubbed Anthony Joshua the “world’s second best active heavyweight” in 2020. The heavyweight boxer is widely acclaimed for holding the WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO between 2016 and 2019. With that making him a two-time unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is undisputedly one of Britain’s elite heavyweight boxers still active on the boxing scene.
Anthony Joshua once went through a controversial period during which he was punished for having been in possession of Herbal Cannabis. Following police’s discovery of Herbal Cannabis in his sports bag, Joshua was condemned to one-year community service which kept him out of Great Britain’s boxing team for some time.
There isn’t any official information to prove that Anthony Joshua is a married man. However, Joshua is in a long-standing relationship with Nicole Osborne with whom he has a male child –Joshua Bayley Prince Joshua.
Reports claim that Anthony pays extensive attention to his boxing career and when quizzed on his relationship life, the heavyweight boxer remarked that he had no time for relationships.
Anthony Joshua’s Home
Anthony Joshua is the proud owner of a London-based home which he bought for his mom. The home is located in Golders Green, North London and it was worth £175,000 pounds at the time of purchase. It is in this London-based home that Joshua lives with his family –mother and son.
Joshua’s Fleet of Cars
Joshua is undeniably a wealthy boxer. In fact, he is one of the richest boxers around but he doesn’t seem to have many cars. The heavyweight boxer is said to have been found with only three cars. While he is known with one personal car, the second car is for his mother while the third car came to him as a present.
Labeled as a Range Rover SVO, the first car is Anthony Joshua’s personal car. The car is furnished with a storage unit that comfortably contains the boxer’s gear. It also comes with tread plates bearing the boxer’s initials.
Labeled as a Jaguar XJR, Joshua’s second car is a present from Jaguar Land Rover. Anthony Joshua received the car from Jaguar Land Rover prior to his showdown with boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Joshua’s mother is the owner of the third car which is labeled as a Range Rover Sport.
Anthony Joshua is one of the world’s richest boxers of today. Forbes once reported the heavyweight boxer as having amassed as much as $80 million in net worth. Remarkably, Anthony Joshua is a high-profile heavyweight boxer.
He can, therefore, earn sumptuously from a single boxing match. Ahead of his bout with Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua was expected to earn as much as £15m payday. It shouldn’t come as a surprise if Joshua’s net worth actually exceeds £100 million.
Anthony Joshua has established his footing among the world’s elite heavyweight boxers and he is expected to remain a dominant boxing force over the coming years.