Anthony Joshua: All Video Game Appearances

Published 12/10/2020, 9:00 AM EST


Unified heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua has slowly risen to global stardom. And with this fame comes a lot of opportunity and activity. When you are at a level that the Englishman is, everyone wants some association with you.

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Along with his many endorsements, the champion has also featured in video games. So ahead of the Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev fight, we take a look at all of his appearances in video games.

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Yes, that’s right. You can actually get heavyweight champion of the world, Anthony Joshua as a playable character.

The first of these games was EA UFC 4. Ahead of the release of the MMA video game, EA announced that both Joshua and his rival Tyson Fury would feature as unlockable playable characters. This meant gamers could use the Englishman as their fighter in the game,

The other video game that you can get Anthony Joshua in is FIFA 21. That’s right. If you ever wondered how a heavyweight boxer would play soccer, EA has got you covered. It was announced that the latest version of the game would feature Joshua as a player in the VOLTA series- a 5-a-side format within the game. However, we’re not sure if ‘AJ’ has the quick feet to cut it at this format of the game.

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READ: Anthony Joshua Reveals What Separates Him From the Rest

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How did Anthony Joshua get to the point of featuring in video games?

Joshua’s steady rise to the top played a big role in the same. However, his love for different sports arguably played a major role. Joshua has openly voiced his love for soccer, while he is also an ardent follower of the UFC. Thus, it was an easy decision for the game company to try to include him in the games.

Including a personality of Joshua’s caliber not only gives them publicity, but also makes it very interesting for their gamers. We may never get to see Anthony Joshua out on a football pitch or in an MMA octagon, but for now, at least we can see it virtually.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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