5 Interesting Facts You Need to Know About Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF, WBA, and WBO heavyweight titles against Oleksandr Usyk on September 25, 2021. Ahead of this heavyweight title bout, let's take a look at 5 interesting facts about Anthony Joshua.

Previous Jobs

Before he put on the gloves full time, Joshua used to work at construction sites during his amateur career, where he was a bricklayer.

Member of the Order of the
British Empire

Joshua was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2013 Queen's New Years Honors List for his services to Boxing.

World's Most Marketable
Athlete

In 2017, Joshua was ranked as the world's most marketable athlete, as per Fox Sports.

Has Nigerian and Irish Roots

Joshua's mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry.

Olympic Gold Medalist

Joshua won the Olympic gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics in the super-heavyweight division.

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