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  • NigeriaWorldToday [Home] > Nigeria World > 32 Mixed Facts about Anthony Joshua, the Nigerian-British Boxing Champ

    32 Mixed Facts about Anthony Joshua, the Nigerian-British Boxing Champ

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    1. His full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua.
    2. He is boxing world heavyweight champion.
    3. He was born on 15 October, 1989 in Watford, England.
    4. He won gold medal for Britain at the 2012 Olympics in boxing Super-Heavyweight division.
    5. Anthony Joshua is the world’s best heavyweight champion since May 2017.
    6. His cousin Ben Ileyemi is also a boxer.
    7. He spent part of his childhood days in Nigeria.
    8. He is an excellent footballer and athlete.
    9. He won High School 100m race with a time of 11.6sec.
    10. He started boxing 10 years ago (2007).
    11. After his 18th bout for his boxing club, Finchley ABC, Anthony Joshua turned down £50,000 to become professional boxer.
    12. He is a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) since 2013.
    13. His parents are from Sagamu in Ogun State, Nigeria.
    14. He is fondly called Femi by his family, friends and school teacher.
    15. His nickname is AJ.
    16. Cinema street in Sagamu and Sagamu International stadium both in Ogun State, Nigeria are to be named after him.
    17. His family own one-quater of the land and property on Cinema street, Sagamu, Ogun state.
    18. The Cinema that that the street “Cinema street” is named after was built by his great grandfather Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua in the 1950s.
    19. He was rejected 9 years ago by Nigerian Boxing Officials to represent Nigeria in 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    20. He won gold medal in Boxing for Great Britain in 2008 Beijing Olympics.
    21. He created Nigerian dishes – Pounded Yam, Eba and Egusi Soup for his great physical strenght.
    22. As a professional boxer, he remains undefeated with 19 victories.
    23. He had fought a total of 55 boxing rounds.
    24. He have 100% knock out wins.
    25. He had his first boxing match on 5 October, 2013.
    26. His mother is purely Nigerian while his father is of Nigerian and Irish.
    27. He is resisdent of Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
    28. Anthony Joshua was a bricklayer before taking up boxing full-time.
    29. He reads and plays chess to reinforce his boxing and tactical abilities.
    30. He was put in remand home for street fighting and crazy behaviour.
    31. He was once found with herbal cannabis in Colindale, arrested and charged to court.
    32. He escaped maximum 14-year sentence for hard drug possession but instead, he was suspended from Great Britain Boxing and was ordered to do 100 hours unpaid community work after he pleaded guilty at Crown Court.

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