Anthony Joshua: biography and career in sports

Anthony Joshua - gifted by nature boxer. At the moment it is one of the most skilful and talented athletes, acting in the heavyweight division.

Childhood and early career

Anthony was born in the English town of Watford fifteenth November 1989. At the age of seventeen he moved to London. As a child he was interested in football, that affected his speed and endurance. A boxing became Anthony's real passion.

In the future, Anthony Joshua became the champion of the country, won the honorary title ABAE, ranked second in the world championship, came in one-fourth of the European Championship. But his main achievement in amateur boxing has become a gold medal 2012 Olympic Games.

Anthony Joshua: biography and career in sports

In 2013, for services received an invitation to become a member of the Order of the British Empire, in spite of the fact that behind him there is a conviction. In 2011, for the distribution of drugs, he was sentenced to a suspended term.

Professional ring

Next, the athlete decided to move to professional boxing. Anthony Joshua made his debut on the professional stage of the fifth October 2013 and in the first battle knocked out his opponent in the very beginning of the fight. One year later, the list of his victories increased to eight. A debut title fight Englishman held against Russian boxer Denis Bahtova. The bout ended in the second round and brought Anthony WBC belt in the heavyweight division.

Continued career

With each successful battle Englishman worked his way to the more serious contenders for the ring. In September 2015 he met with Gary Cornish, who at the time did not lose even a single battle in the professional ring. Joshua knocked him out in the first round.

Anthony Joshua: biography and career in sports

At the end of the same year, he met with Dillianom White. The fight lasted seven rounds and ended with a knockout for White. Remarkable for Anthony Joshua has become a spring 2016 Ninth of April, he was able to secure a place in boxing history.

On this day the title fight. Anthony Joshua met with Charles Martin, knocking him out in the second round. Thus the Englishman became IBF belt holder. At the same time he set a personal record - 16 victories early and has become a world heavyweight champion for 2.5 years after the start of a professional career. At the same time, he overtook Muhammad Ali for nearly a year.

At the moment, the Englishman hard training and gaining experience. For several years he spent training sparring with Wladimir Klitschko. As recognized himself Anthony Joshua, all victories are through hard work and perseverance.

Anthony Joshua: biography and career in sports

In the summer of 2016 in London, Joshua stepped into the ring against American Dominic breeze. The assets of the last number seventeen wins and a single defeat in the professional ring. American Englishman inferior in speed and technicality. But could survive six rounds, displaying strong-willed qualities. The fight ended in the victory of Joshua TKO in the seventh round. Anthony quickly climbed the ladder of sports and has become incredibly popular boxer in Britain. At leisure, he attended Wimbledon, where tennis is taking lessons. On his training in boxing often comes Dwayne Johnson, and fights attends football coach J. Mourinho.

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