20 Important Facts About Anthony “AJ” Joshua

If you are looking for a boxer who literally knocked out all of his past opponents, then you should continue reading this post.

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer who’s still in his early boxing career, but already manages to put his name on the list of the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. He has a very spectacular record of 18 wins with no defeats. What makes it more amazing is that all of Anthony Joshua’s victories are all in the way of knockout. It’s so hard to believe, but it’s a fact that was already written on many boxing books and magazines.


  1. His full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua and he is also famous by his nickname “AJ”.
  2. He was born on October 15, 1989 (age 27) in Watford, Hertfordshire, England
  3. Anthony Joshua is currently fighting under the heavyweight division.
  4. He is 6 ft 6 in tall and has a reach of 208 cm.
  5. Joshua is British but he was born to a Nigerian-born parents.
  6. He has a tattoo on his right upper arm of Africa and Nigeria outlined.
  7. Before Anthony Joshua decided to do boxing, he worked on a construction site by being a bricklayer.
  8. Joshua played football and track before doing boxing.
  9. He started his amateur boxing career in 2007 at the age of 18 because he was encouraged by his cousin Ben Illyemi.
  10. Joshua’s career was almost stopped when he was arrested for possession of cannabis but only sentenced to a 12-month community order.
  11. He won an Olympic Gold medal at the London Olympics in 2012 representing Great Britain.
  12. Joshua was awarded a Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honors in 2013 for his services to boxing.
  13. He once beat Mo Farah in a 100m sprint on a TV show Superstars with a time of 11.53 seconds.
  14. Joshua said that his favorite album is 50 Cent’s Get Rich or Die Tryin’.
  15. He won all of his professional fights via knockouts and never experience defeat.
  16. Joshua claims that in order for him to develop his tactical side of boxing, he plays chess and reads.
  17. The longest fights he ever had was with Dillian Whyte in 2015 and Dominic Breazeale in 2016. It all ended on the 7th round via TKO.
  18. Many of Joshua’s fights ended on just the 2nd.
  19. Anthony Joshua currently holds the IBF heavyweight title. He previously held the British, Commonwealth, and WBC International heavyweight titles.
  20. He is ranked as the world’s 5th best heavyweight boxer by The Ring magazine in June 2016.

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