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- Date of Birth:
- October 15, 1989
- 6' 6"
Anthony Joshua (born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua on October 15, 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England ), is a British boxer and Olympic gold medalist. He is a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), appointed in 2013 for services to boxing. Anthony is the current IBF heavyweight champion; before holding that title, he was the British, Commonwealth and WBC International heavyweight champion. As if that weren’t impressive enough, he won the gold medal in the super-heavyweight division at the 2012 Olympics (as an amateur!), and took home silver at the 2011 World Championships. Anthony is only the second British boxer to win a gold medal and a world title (first being James DeGale); he’s the first British heavyweight to do so. As of June 2016, Anthony was ranked the 6th best boxer in the world by The Ring magazine.
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Anthony Joshua is best known as a championship boxer.
Anthony was born in Watford to Nigerian-born parents. His cousin is fellow pro boxer Ben lleyemi. Despite his athletic achievements, Anthony has had some problems with the law. He was pulled over for speeding in North London in March 2011; cops discovered he had a large amount of “herbal cannabis” on his person. He was charged with possession with intent to supply a class B drug, and sentenced to sentenced to a 12-month community order and 100 hours’ unpaid work after pleading guilty. He was also suspended from the GB boxing squad.