Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer of Nigerian origin, who is a current world heavyweight champion, along with having set multiple other records. He holds his well-earned IBF title since 2016, and he also has WBA and IBO titles, which he got in April 2017.
The famous boxer Anthony Joshua was born on the 15th of October 1989, in Watford (Hertfordshire, England).
His mother, Yeta Odusanya, is Nigerian, and his father Robert Joshua is British, but he also has Nigerian ancestry. Anthony spent his early years in Nigeria. He only came back to the UK together with his family when he was seven years old to join the Kings Langley secondary school. He grew in Garston, Hertfordshire, and was a sports-loving kid. He was excellent in football.
Apart from that, in his ninth year, he broke the school record in athletics when he ran 100m in 11.6 seconds. Before becoming a professional boxer and taking up training full-time.
The man who boxed is way to success.Anthony Joshua
In 2007, at the age of 18, Anthony Joshua began boxing. He started training at the Finchley ABC club in North London, Anthony Joshua proceeded to win Haringey Box Cup in two consecutive years – 2009 and 2010.
In 2010, he also became the winner of ABA Championship for seniors. Same here, he became a boxer on Great Britain’s national team, and later he proceeded to become a champion of Amateur Boxing championship.
Anthony Joshua is ranked as one of the best heavyweight boxer in the world by some influential sources like BoxRec and Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
He is the second British boxer to win both Olympic gold medal and a title of world champion.
Anthony Joshua is a good example of a self-made successful person, who achieved everything after years of training and self-development.
Source: Godson Obot