Name: Anthony Joshua
Birth Name: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Born: 1989-10-15 (Age:24)
Birthplace: Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Nationality: United Kingdom
Hometown: Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Height: 6′ 6″ / 198cm
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Anthony Joshua, MBE (born October 15, 1989 in Watford, Herfortshire, UK) took up boxing at the relatively advanced age of 18 in 2007 but quickly emerged as one of Great Britain's rising stars in the sport. In 2009 and 2010, he won the Haringey Box Cup, in 2010, in only his 18th amateur bout, he captured the senior ABA Championship. He later turned down a £50,000 offer to turn professional. "Turning down that £50,000 was easy. I didn't take up the sport for money, I want to win medals", Joshua said at the time. He won the same title again in 2011, a year in which he also became British amateur champion at the GB Amateur Boxing Championships and was named Amateur Boxer of the Year by the Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain.
At the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, Joshua captured the Silver Medal. He defeated Italian amateur star and reigning World and Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle on his way to the final, where he lost by a single point to local favorite Magomedrasul Majidov. His campaign in Baku also secured him a ticket to the 2012 Olympic Games at Super Heavyweight.
Joshua, who is living and fighting out of London, captured the Gold Medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in his hometown. He made his way to final with victories over Erislandy Savon (17-16), 2008 Silver Medalist Zhang Zhilei (15-11) and Ivan Dychko (13-11). In the final, he again faced Cammarelle and became Olympic Champion via count-back.
It was announced on July 24, 2013 that Joshua signed a promotional contract with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport. He won his professional debut on October 5, 2013 against previously unbeaten Italian Emanuele Leo via first round technical knockout in front of a sold-out crowd at the O2 Arena in London.
2012 in London, Great Britain (Gold Medalist at Super Heavyweight)
- Defeated Erislandy Savon (Cuba) 17-16
- Defeated Zhang Zhilei (China) 15-11
- Defeated Ivan Dychko (Kazakhstan) 13-11
- Defeated Roberto Cammarelle (Italy) 18*-18 (Joshua winning on countback)
World Amateur Championship Results
2011 in Baku, Azerbaijan (Silver Medalist at Super Heavyweight)