As Anthony Joshua prepares to go back into the ring against New Zealand boxer, Joseph Parker, we look back at his career so far and the legacy he is working towards. Sign up to our mailing list for the latest hospitality and VIP tickets to the biggest boxing fights of the year.
Man of the moment, Anthony Joshua is currently the unified World Heavy-weight Champion and has an Olympic Gold Medal to his name. He’s the one everyone wants to beat, but right now he seems unstoppable.
Born in Watford, Joshua grew up with natural athletic ability which put him in amateur club boxing in 2007 at Finchley ABC Club. Prior to 2010, Joshua has won all of his 18 fights at an Amateur level, including the Senior ABA Championships in 2010.
Within two years Anthony Joshua was on the fast track to become an Olympic athlete for Great Britain, dedication and talent caught the attention of experts. In 2012, Anthony Joshua won an Olympic Gold Medal in the super-heavyweight division for Britain against Roberto Cammarelle. In 2013, Anthony Joshua was appointed as a Member of the Order of the British Empire.
On the back of this, Joshua signed with a big-name promoter, Eddie Hearn at Matchroom Boxing in 2013. He spent three years professionally fighting, winning all 19 fights with knock outs.
Anthony Joshua won his first title in 2016 against Charles Martin from the US that secured him the IBF heavyweight belt. Anthony Joshua secured his second title against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in 2017 for the WBA Super Heavyweight title. This was the fight that shot Joshua to fame. In front of 90,000 fans, young Anthony Joshua took on legendary boxer Wladimir Klitschko and secured a victory in the 11th round. It was the toughest fight of Anthony Joshua’s career to date, but concreted Joshua’s legacy as a great British boxer.
No other boxer has the publics loyalty and support quite like Britain’s Anthony Joshua. Humble and kind, Joshua’s dedication to hard work will secure his place in boxing’s hall of fame.
Anthony Joshua’s eyes are set firmly on holding all four heavy-weight titles by the end of 2018 – he would be the first boxer in history to achieve this. But first we will have to win against Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker. Find out more about Joshua v Parker fight in March 2018, here. Register your interest in Anthony Joshua boxing hospitality in 2018 and book available hospitality for Anthony Joshua v Joseph Parker at Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Contact us today!BACK TO OUR JOURNAL