Anthony Joshua
  • Anthony Joshua

  • 23-1-0
  • IBF World Heavyweight Champion
  • WBO World Heavyweight Champion
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Champion
  • form TKO 10UD 12TKO 7TKO 7UD 12 <
  • Stats
  • age30
  • height 6' 6" / 198cm
  • reach 81.9" / 208cm
  • stanceOrthodox (r)
  • Full record
  • wins23
  • by ko21
  • ko%91%
  • Lost1
  • Stopped1
  • Draws0
  • Debut2013
  • pro rds103
  • Ranking @ Heavyweight
  • The Ring1
  • WBO-
  • IBF-
  • WBC-
  • WBA-

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 23 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws.

Of those 23 wins, he's stopped 21 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 91%.

In his 1 loss, he was stopped.

He's boxed a total of 103 rounds, meaning his professional fights last 4.3 rounds on average.

What was Joshua's last fight?

Anthony Joshua's last fight took place against Andy Ruiz Jr's on 7th Dec 2019, in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. He won by unanimous decision after 12 rounds. That fight was 8 months and 7 days ago.

What belts does Anthony Joshua hold?

He currently holds the IBF World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight championships.

He won IBF World Heavyweight, WBO World Heavyweight and WBA Super World Heavyweight belts against Andy Ruiz Jr, beating him by unanimous decision after 12 rounds on 7th December 2019. He has held these belts for a total of 251 days (8 months and 7 days) and is yet to make a defence of any belt. His first mandatory for his IBF belt is due against Kubrat Pulev. His first mandatory for his WBO belt is due against Oleksandr Usyk.

Where is Anthony Joshua From?

Joshua was born in the United Kingdom.

How Old Is Anthony Joshua?

The heavyweight is currently 30 years old. He was born on 15th October 1989, so he will turn 31 in 2 months and 1 day.

How long has Joshua been fighting?

Anthony Joshua made his professional debut in October 2013, so he has been a pro for 6 years and 10 months.

How good is Anthony Joshua?

Joshua is currently ranked 1st by the The Ring at Heavyweight.

How tall is Anthony Joshua?

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

What is Joshua's Reach?

His reach is 81.9 inches (81.9") which is 208cm (2 metres and 8 centimetres).

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 Deontay Wilder, Unified Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, Andy Ruiz Jr, Kubrat Pulev and Luis Ortiz.

How can I stream Anthony Joshua's Fight?

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?

Anthony Joshua has stopped all of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Dominic Breazeale on 25th June 2016 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had won against Charles Martin on 9th April 2016 by knockout in the 2nd round in their IBF World Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

Going into that contest, he had beat Dillian Whyte on 12th December 2015 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight and BBBOC British Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

Before that, he had defeated Gary Cornish on 12th September 2015 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their CBC Commonwealth Heavyweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London.

He had won against Kevin Johnson on 30th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at The O2 Arena, London.

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Anthony Joshua's Next Fight

What will be Anthony Joshua's Next Fight?

Anthony Joshua's next fight is likely to be the rescheduled contest against Kubrat Pulev. Originally scheduled for June, Eddie Hearn, Joshua's promoter hopes to restage the bout in November, perhaps with a small crowd.

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Anthony Joshua's Potential Fights & Rumours

  • Joshua vs Wilder
  • 23-1-0 42-1-1
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • WBC World Heavyweight Championship
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Fury
  • 23-1-0 30-0-1
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • WBC World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Ruiz Jr
  • 23-1-0 33-2-0
  • Potential : Autumn/Fall 2020
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Pulev
  • 23-1-0 28-1-0
  • Potential : December 2020
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Ortiz
  • 23-1-0 31-2-0
  • Potential : Late 2020
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship

Anthony Joshua's Last 5 Fights

  • Ruiz Jr vs Joshua
  • 33-1-0 22-1-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 7th December 2019
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Ruiz Jr
  • 22-0-0 32-1-0
  • TKO 7 TKO 7
  • Saturday 1st June 2019
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Povetkin
  • 21-0-0 34-1-0
  • TKO 7 TKO 7
  • Saturday 22nd September 2018
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Parker
  • 20-0-0 24-0-0
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 31st March 2018
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBO World Heavyweight Championship
  • Joshua vs Takam
  • 19-0-0 35-3-1
  • TKO 10 TKO 10
  • Saturday 28th October 2017
  • IBF World Heavyweight Championship
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship

Anthony Joshua ODDS

Anthony Joshua - - - - - - - - - - - - 1/2 1.5 -200 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Oleksandr Usyk - - - - - - - - - - - - 6/4 2.5 +150 - - - - - - - - - - - -
WBA Super World Heavyweight Championship
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Anthony Joshua - - - - - - - - - - - - 1/2 1.5 -200 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dillian Whyte - - - - - - - - - - - - 6/4 2.5 +150 - - - - - - - - - - - -
IBF World Heavyweight Championship
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Anthony Joshua - - - - - - - - - - - - 1/5 1.2 -500 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Luis Ortiz - - - - - - - - - - - - 7/2 4.5 +350 - - - - - - - - - - - -
IBF World Heavyweight Championship
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Anthony Joshua - - - 31/20 2.55 +155 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Hughie Fury - - - 1/2 1.5 -200 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
IBF World Heavyweight Championship
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Anthony Joshua - - - 7/10 1.72 -139 - - - - - - 11/10 2.1 +110 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Deontay Wilder - - - 11/10 2.1 +110 - - - - - - 4/6 1.67 -149 - - - - - - - - - - - -
WBC World Heavyweight Championship
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Anthony Joshua 6/4 2.5 +150 - - - - - - - - - - - - 6/4 2.5 +150 3/2 2.5 +150 - - - - - -
Tyson Fury 1/2 1.5 -200 - - - - - - - - - - - - 8/15 1.53 -189 - - - - - - - - -
WBC World Heavyweight Championship
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