Who Is Anthony Joshua’s Son?

Published 12/07/2020, 7:08 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: Anthony Joshua during the press conference for Andy Ruiz Jr. v Anthony Joshua 2 ‘Clash on the Dunes’ at the Hilton Syon Park on September 06, 2019 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr will have a Heavyweight World Title rematch fight on December 7th 2019 in the historical town of Diriyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


We all know Anthony Joshua as a treacherous knock out artist and a 2X unified heavyweight world champion. But, we know very little about his life outside the ring.

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Despite being a global icon, Joshua has managed to keep his personal life low-key. He doesn’t appear to be a huge party monster or someone who likes to flex an extravagant lifestyle.

If we look at his social media posts, either they speak of his training camps, boxing scenarios, or his four-year-old son Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince Joshua “JJ”.

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Anthony Joshua has always been a humble figure and has remained out of unnecessary spot-light. Although his in-ring achievements have brought glory, Joshua doesn’t let it intervene in his personal life.

As per reports, he is a single father and is quite happy parenting his kid. Other than staying busy in training and fights, the Brit loves spending time with his family. Here’s everything you need to know about his son.

Anthony Joshua and JJ- The Father and Son goals

Following his title win in 2016 against Charles Martin, Joshua and his girlfriend (then) Nicole Osbourne were blessed with a baby boy. But, the pair split up for unknown reasons a few days later. Since then, ‘AJ’ has been taking care of JJ alongside his family.

‘AJ’ often posts pictures of his son and claims to bring the best for him. However, he doesn’t want his son to enter the boxing ring. The boxer feels that it’s an extremely risky sport and doesn’t want to see his son to go through the hurdle. During an interaction with GQ, the heavyweight great has opened up on the same.

‘AJ’ said, “It’s too hard. It’s a dangerous sport. I want my son to be the best man that he can be, but I don’t want him to be compared to me. You’re not going to be a boxing star without going through heaps of pain. Life is not a highlight reel. A career is not a highlight reel. People see the glamour, the winning. Nobody’s interested in the knocks and bruises, the bad eye, the struggle.”

Aged 31, Joshua is not often linked with controversies. Although former welterweight boxer Amir Khan had accused him of getting involved with his wife in the past, Joshua denied all the claims.

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Joshua’s son continues to grow as the world champion does something similar in the sport. Despite being an elite, he envisions to grow more. He already has a fight against Kubrat Pulev on December 12. After that, an all British showdown against Tyson Fury is highly possible.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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