Anthony Joshua

Amateur Highlights

  • Joshua had an approximate amateur record of 48-3 (18 KO's). With walkovers excluded he was 40-3 (18 KO's).
  • 2009 ABAE Super Heavyweight Senior Novice Champion.
  • 2009 Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Haringey Box Cup.
  • 2010 ABAE Super Heavyweight Elite Champion.
  • 2010 Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Haringey Box Cup.
  • 2010 Great Britain Super Heavyweight Champion.
  • Joshua was suspended from Great Britain's amateur boxing team after he was arrested for possession of cannabis with intent to supply on January 11, 2011. He was also sentenced to a 12-month community order and 100 hours' unpaid work. "The arrest changed a lot," Joshua said. "It forced me to grow up and to respect my responsibilities." [2]
  • 2011 ABAE Super Heavyweight Elite Champion.
  • Shortly after winning the ABAE Super Heavyweight Elite Championship in 2011, Joshua turned down £50,000 to turn professional. "Turning down that £50,000 was easy," Joshua said. "I didn't take up the sport for money. I want to win medals." [3]
  • 2011 Quarter-Finalist at the European Championships in Ankara, Turkey.
    • Defeated Eric Brechlin (Germany) 23-16
    • Defeated Cathal McMonagle (Ireland) 22-10
    • Lost to Mihai Nistor (Romania) RSCH by 3
  • 2011 Silver Medalist at the World Amateur Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
    • Defeated Tariq Abdul Haqq (Trinidad and Tobago) RSCI 3
    • Defeated Juan Hiracheta (Mexico) AB 1
    • Defeated Mohamed Arjaoui (Morocco) 16-7
    • Defeated Roberto Cammarelle (Italy) 15-13
    • Defeated Erik Pfeifer (Germany) RSCI 1
    • Lost to Magomedrasul Majidov (Azerbaijan) 21-22
  • 2011 Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain "Amateur Boxer of the Year."
  • 2012 Super Heavyweight Gold Medalist at the Olympic Games in London, England, UK.
  • 2012 Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain "Amateur Boxer of the Year," along with 2012 Olympic Bantamweight Gold Medalist Luke Campbell[4]

Professional Record

Championship Record

Variant Records

Regional & Minor Titles

  • WBC International Heavyweight Title (October 2014; 3 defenses)
  • Commonwealth (British Empire) Heavyweight Title (September 2015; 1 defense)
  • BBBoC British Heavyweight Title (December 2015; 0 defenses)
  • IBO Heavyweight Title (April 2017; 3 defenses)

World Titles

  • IBF World Heavyweight Title (April 2016; 6 defenses)
  • WBA Super World Heavyweight Title (April 2017; 3 defenses)
  • WBO World Heavyweight Title (March 2018; 1 defense)

Awards & Recognitions


  • On July 24, 2013, it was announced that Joshua had signed a long-term promotional contract with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom Sport and would turn professional at the O2 Arena in London on October 5.
  • Joshua defeated Denis Bakhtov by a second-round TKO to win the WBC International Heavyweight Championship on October 11, 2014.
  • Joshua defeated Kevin Johnson by a second-round TKO on May 30, 2015. He became the first boxer to stop Johnson, who had gone the 12-round distance with Vitali KlitschkoTyson Fury and Dereck Chisora.
  • Joshua defeated Charles Martin in the second round to become the IBF World Heavyweight Champion on April 9, 2016.
  • On April 29, 2017, Joshua knocked out former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, winning the WBA Super and IBO world heavyweight titles, while also defending his IBF world title.
  • Featured on the cover of the Sept. 2017 issue of The Ring magazine.
  • On March 31, 2018, Joshua became WBO World Heavyweight Champion by defeating Joseph Parker on points while also defending his IBFWBA Super, and IBO world heavyweight titles in a Unification bout.


Preceded by:
Charles Martin
IBF Heavyweight Champion
2016 April 9 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Tyson Fury
Super Champion
WBA Heavyweight Champion
2017 April 29 – present
Super Champion
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Tyson Fury
IBO Heavyweight Champion
2017 April 29 – present
Succeeded by:
Preceded by:
Joseph Parker
WBO Heavyweight Champion
2018 March 31 – present
Succeeded by:


Wins KO:1
Losses KO:1
Height:6' 6" / 198 cm
Reach:82" / 208 cm
Residence:Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Birth Place:Wartford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom