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Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua

Record

24-3-0

Form

SD 12
UD 12
KO 9
UD 12
TKO 7

Stats

age
33
Height
6' 6" / 198 cm
Reach
81.9" / 208 cm
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Full record

Wins
24
By KO
22
KO%
92%
Lost
3
Stopped
1
Draws
0
Debut
2013
Pro RDS
136

Ranking @ Heavyweight

ring
2
wbo
5
ibf
4
wbc
5
wba
4

The story

A powerful knockout artist, Anthony Joshua helped revitalize the heavyweight division. Although he started his boxing career somewhat late, he quickly ascended up the amateur ranks and ended up winning an Olympic gold medal at super heavyweight, and then later the IBF heavyweight title, making him only the second British boxer to win gold at the Olympics and also a world title.

Born in Watford, England to Nigerian parents, Joshua spent his early years back and forth between the United Kingdom and Nigeria. By the middle of his Year Seven, he was in the United Kingdom full time at Kings Langley Secondary School. He was always a natural athlete, as he did well in football and also ended up breaking the 100-meter record for Year Nine students when he ran it in just 11.6 second.

While he did a couple sessions of boxing training with his father at 15, he wasn’t interested in the sport at the time, preferring weightlifting and spending time with his friends. In 2007 when he was 18, he really committed to the sport and started training full time. This meant he was getting to it later than most, although athletic heavyweights can get away with that.

He had immediate success when he started competing as an amateur, as he ended up winning both the 2009 and 2010 Haringey Box Cup, followed by the Senior ABA Championships in 2010. Despite his success in the ring, Anthony Joshua had his share of problems outside of it. He had been getting in trouble with the law since he was 16, at one point throwing another player over his shoulders during a game of football. That resulted in an official warning. He also got in his fair share of street fights, one of which led to him being on remand in Reading. His success in boxing didn’t lead him down the right path immediately, as even after he started collecting those amateur tournament trophies, he still got arrested in 2010 for having marijuana in his car.

Despite these issues, the heavyweight didn’t let himself get off track, as he continued to focus on his goals of winning tournaments. Despite an offer of 50,000 pounds to fight professionally in 2010, he turned it down because he wanted to remain an amateur. He instead took a place on the GB Boxing team, and he ended up winning the 2010 GB Amateur Boxing Championships. He took a step up in competition the next year when he fought in the 2011 European Amateur Boxing Championships, but a southpaw, Mihai Nistor, ended up stopping him.

The 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships served as a coming out party for the boxer. Despite having only 4 years of experience at the time, he beat the tournament’s reigning champion Roberto Cammarelle and followed it up with a victory in the semifinals. He faced off with Magomedrasul Majidov in the finals but lost by just a point, ending up with the silver medal. His tournament performance was good enough to earn him a place in the 2012 Olympics.

His draw at the Olympics was far from easy, and he had a tough opening round against Cuban Erislandy Savón. He ended up taking a close and highly controversial victory, 17-16, although most of the people in the crowd didn’t agree with it. His next bout was a more decisive 15-11 victory over Zhang Zhilei, who he knocked down in the second round. The semifinals saw the 6’6” boxer at a rare height disadvantage against Ivan Dychko, but he still managed to prevail with another close victory, this one coming 13-11. In the finals, he once again fought Roberto Cammarelle, and this match was far closer.

He lost the first two rounds by 1 and 2 points, respectively, but then stormed back in the third round to tie it up at 18-18. On the countback, he was crowned the winner. Like his first fight, this result also attracted some controversy, although fans were impressed with the way he fought back in the final round.

Having conquered the highest level of amateur boxing, Anthony Joshua turned pro in 2013. In his very first contest on October 5, 2013, he showed off his devastating power with a first-round knockout win against Emanuele Leo. He continued to pick up knockouts and TKOs on his way to a WBC heavyweight title fight against Denis Bakhtov at the 02 Arena in London. In front of his home crowd, he dominated Bakhtov and scored a second-round TKO, winning his first title just over a year into his professional career.

After another four finishes, he picked up another belt when he defeated Gary Cornish by first-round TKO and won the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title. His next fight was for the vacant British heavyweight title, along with his own WBC and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. It was also against an opponent he had a history with in Dillian Whyte. The two had fought previously as amateurs in 2009, and Whyte had picked up the win. Whyte tagged Joshua with a hard shot in the second round, but the champion showed that he could take a punch by hanging in there and fighting back, eventually knocking Whyte out in round seven. It was the longest either fighter had fought at that point in their careers.

With that win, he had earned his first shot at a world heavyweight title, in this case the IBF belt held by Charles Martin. The fight took place at his usual stomping grounds, the 02 Arena, and he didn’t disappoint. He picked up a second-round knockout to the delight of his many fans in attendance. He would go on to defend his IBF heavyweight title multiple times.

As a boxer, Joshua is the total package. Despite starting late, he has sharp technical skills, and he boasts superb athleticism. And, of course, the fans love a knockout puncher, and he has shown that he possesses that kind of brutal, fight-changing power.

Anthony Joshua profile

What is Anthony Joshua's Record?

Anthony Joshua's record currently stands at 24 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws. Of those 24 wins he has stopped 22 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 92%. Of his 3 loses, he's been stopped 1 time. He's boxed a total of 136 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 5 rounds on average.

What was Joshua's last fight?

Anthony Joshua's last fight took place against Oleksandr Usyk's on 20th Aug 2022, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He lost by split decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 3 months and 7 days ago.

How active is Anthony Joshua?

Joshua's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 52 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10.4 rounds on average.

Where is Anthony Joshua From?

Joshua was born in the United Kingdom.

How Old Is Anthony Joshua?

The heavyweight is currently 33 years old. He was born on 15th October 1989, so he will turn 34 in 10 months and 18 days.

How long has Joshua been fighting?

Anthony Joshua made his professional debut in October 2013, so he has been a pro for 9 years and 1 month.

How good is Anthony Joshua?

Joshua is currently ranked 2nd by the The Ring, 5th by the WBO, 4th by the IBF, 5th by the WBC and 4th by the WBA at Heavyweight.

How tall is Anthony Joshua?

Joshua is 6' 6" (6 Foot and 6 inches) which is 198cm (1 meter and 98 centimeters).

What is Joshua's Reach?

His reach is 81.9 inches (81.9") which is 208 cm (2 meters and 8 centimeters).

What stance does Anthony Joshua use?

Joshua fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.

What are some potential opponents for Anthony Joshua?

Some potential future fights for Joshua include Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Hughie Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr and Derek Chisora.

What will be Anthony Joshua's Next Fight?

Anthony Joshua doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Joshua include Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Hughie Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr and Derek Chisora.

How can I stream Anthony Joshua's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Joshua's fights on Sky Sports Box Office.

In the US you can usually stream Anthony Joshua's fights via DAZN.

What are some recent Anthony Joshua results?

Joshua has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight, he lost to Oleksandr Usyk on 20th August 2022 by split decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and The Ring Heavyweight championship fight at Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom.

Going into that contest, he had won against Kubrat Pulev on 12th December 2020 by knockout in the 9th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.

Before that, he had beat Andy Ruiz Jr on 7th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Heavyweight, WBA Super World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

He had lost to Andy Ruiz Jr on 1st June 2019 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBA Super World Heavyweight, IBF World Heavyweight and WBO World Heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.

Anthony Joshua Stats
AgeDate Of BirthNationalityHeightReachStanceWeight Division
33October 15, 1989United Kingdom198 cm208 cmorthodoxHeavyweight (200+ lb)
Anthony Joshua Record
Professional RecordWinsWins By KOKnockout PercentageLossesLosses By StoppageDrawsPro RoundsDebut
24-3-0242292%3101362013
Anthony Joshua Rankings
WeightThe Ring MagazineWBCIBFWBAWBO
Heavyweight25445
Anthony Joshua Recent Contests
DateOpponentResultVenue
2022-08-20Oleksandr UsykLost (SD 12)Jeddah Superdome, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2021-09-25Oleksandr UsykLost (UD 12)Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, United Kingdom
2020-12-12Kubrat PulevWon (KO 9)Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom
2019-12-07Andy Ruiz JrWon (UD 12)Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
2019-06-01Andy Ruiz JrLost (TKO 7)Madison Square Garden, New York, United States
2018-09-22Alexander PovetkinWon (TKO 7)Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom
2018-03-31Joseph ParkerWon (UD 12)Principality Stadium, Cardiff, United Kingdom
2017-10-28Carlos TakamWon (TKO 10)Principality Stadium, Wales, United Kingdom
2017-04-29Wladimir KlitschkoWon (TKO 11)Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom
2016-12-10Eric MolinaWon (TKO 3)Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom
2016-06-25Dominic BreazealeWon (TKO 7)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2016-04-09Charles MartinWon (KO 2)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2015-12-12Dillian WhyteWon (TKO 7)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2015-09-12Gary CornishWon (TKO 1)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom
2015-05-30Kevin JohnsonWon (TKO 2)The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom

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Anthony Joshua's next fight

When is Anthony Joshua's Next Fight?

Anthony Joshua doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.

Some potential future fights for Joshua include Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Hughie Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr and Derek Chisora.

Anthony Joshua streams

How can I stream Anthony Joshua's Fights?

In the UK you can usually stream Joshua's fights on Sky Sports Box Office.

In the US you can usually stream Anthony Joshua's fights via DAZN.

Anthony Joshua results

Anthony Joshua's Potential Fights

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