Anthony Joshua; Girlfriend, Net Worth, Wife, Record, Height, Shows

Published Date: 08 May, 2020 Updated date: 08 May, 2020 By Celebs Podium

Anthony Joshua was previously accused of fooling around with boxer Amir Khan’s wife. However, he later denied the accusation and labeled it as a false rumor. As of now, the boxer co-parents a son with his on-and-off girlfriend.

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer who amasses popularity as a two-time unified heavyweight champion. Besides, he has an impressive boxing record of 23 wins and just one loss from 24 bouts.

Anthony Joshua Bio & Family: Age, Parents, Siblings, Height

The 30-years-of-age athlete was born as Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. Anthony is among the four children of his parents, Robert Joshua and Yeta Joshua. His mother is Nigerian while his father holds Nigerian and Irish ancestry.

Talking more about his family, Joshua grew up alongside his three siblings: brother Jacob Joshua, and two sisters, Loretta Joshua and Janet Joshua. He spent his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. Later on, he returned to the UK with his mother after his parents split up when he was 12.

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Anthony Joshua with his sister Janet Joshua on 16 July 2019 (Anthony’s Instagram)

About 6 feet and 6 inches (1.98 meters) tall in height, attended Kings Langley Secondary School in Watford to continue his education.

His Boxing Career, Record

Anthony began his amateur boxing career in 2007. Three years later, he won the senior ABA Championship. He then later declined more than $60,000 to turn professional. Anthony later became British amateur champion and then European amateur champion. In the meantime, he won gold in the super-heavyweight division at the 2012 London Olympics. 

He made his professional debut in 2013, after holding the amateur record of 40-3 (win-loss). Since turning professional, Anthony remained undefeated in all of his 19 nights in three years. He then earned his WBC International Heavyweight titled when he was 24.


Anthony Joshua has held many boxing titles during his career (Anthony’s Instagram)

As of now, Anthony has held the WBA (Super), IBF, EBO, and IBO titled since December 2019 and previously between 2016 and June 2019. Besides, his victories include five world heavyweight champions: Charles Martin, Wladimir Klitschko, Joseph Parker, Alexander Povetkin, and Andy Ruiz Jr., and three non-titlists: Dillian Whyte, Carlos Takam, and Dominic Breazeale.

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Net Worth & Earnings

The champion boxer basks on a compelling net worth of $80 million. Anthony is considered one of the highest-paid athletes in the world earning around $50-$60 million per year.

Besides from his in-ring exposure, Anthony bagged $42 million from purses and endorsements between June 2017 and June 2018. While from June 2018 to June 2019, he amassed a staggering $54 million.

Relationship Life: His Wife, Girlfriend

Anthony is not married yet! However, he co-parents a son with his ex-girlfriend, Nicole Osborne. Nicole, who is a yoga instructor, gave birth to their son named Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince Joshua, in October 2015. However, Anthony revealed of him becoming dad only in April 2016.


Anthony Joshua with his son on 17 January 2019 (Anthony’s Twitter)

The pair began dating when they met at Watford. However, they parted ways a few months after they had their child together. Speaking more about his relationship, Anthony has been linked with many other models and actresses including Cara Delevinge, Rita Ora, Cantelle Connelly, Bella Hadid, and Maya Jama.

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Furthermore, boxer Amir Khan accused him of fooling with his ex-wife, Farval Makhdoom. However, Anthony denied the rumor and claimed he had not even met Farval.

Some Interesting Facts About Anthony Joshua

  • Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, Anthony was called “Femi” by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name, Oluwafemi.
  • Anthony’s Nigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people, amongst whom he is of aristocratic rank.
  • Anthony’s cousin, Ben Ileyemi, is also a professional boxer, with whom he made a professional debut in 2013.
  • He has also been included in the annual Powerlist, as one of the 100 most influential Black Britons.
  • Back in 2009, Anthony was put on remand in Reading Prison for what he describes as “fighting and other crazy stuff”. He was later made to wear an electronic tag on his ankle when released.
  • Anthony received the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) honor in the 2013 Queen’s New Years Honours List for his services to Boxing.
  • He was made the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 2013
  • Anthony’s fight with Wladimir Klitschko had a record crowd of 90,000 at Wembley Stadium in London England.
  • Anthony has a tattoo of the African continent inked on his right arm.
  • He appeared on BBC One’s TV show, Anthony Joshua: The Fight of My Life, where he described the intimate details of what actually happened in the ring during his fight with Wladimir Klitschko in April 2017.  
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