What is Anthony Joshua Height and Weight? The English professional boxer stands tall at 6 feet 6 inches (1.98 m) and weighs 111 kg (245 lbs). Aside from Anthony Joshua height and weight, we will also look at the biography of the professional boxer, including his age, early life, education, career, net worth, parents, siblings, wife, and children.
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua OBE, who was born on October 15, 1989, in Watford, United Kingdom, is 34 years old as of 2023. He celebrates his birthday on the 15th of October every year.
Early Life and Education
Joshua spent a few of his childhood years in Nigeria as a boarding school student, attending Mayflower School in Ikenne. After the divorce of his parents at the age of 12, Joshua went back to the UK halfway through Year Seven to attend Kings Langley Secondary School.
Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, he was known as “Femi” by his friends and teachers because of his middle name, Oluwafemi. He was a star in athletics and football and broke the Year Nine 100 m record at his school with a time of 11.6 seconds.
Joshua as an amateur was a member of England during the 2011 World Championships in the super-heavyweight division, winning the silver medal. At the 2012 Olympics, he also represented Great Britain and won gold. In 2014, just a year following his professional debut, he received the title of Prospect of the Year by The Ring magazine.
Joshua’s victory against Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 was named Fight of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America. After James DeGale, Joshua has become the first English boxer to win the silver medal in the Olympics as well as a world title by an official sanctioning body of a professional level and also the first English heavyweight to win both.
As of the month of October 2022, Joshua was ranked the second-best active heavyweight in the world by BoxRec as well as third by The Ring, and fourth by Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and ESPN in addition to being the sixth-best active boxer pounds for pounds, by BoxRec.
He has been recognized by BoxRec as one of the top 10 heavyweights in the world since 2014. He was ranked as No. 1 at the conclusion of 2016 and the year 2017. Joshua’s knockout percentage to win is 91.67%, and an overall knockout rate of 63.64 percentage in title fights for the world’s heavyweight championships.
He is a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion, holding titles such as the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO twice in 2016 and 2021. At the regional level, he held the British as well as the Commonwealth heavyweight titles from the year 2015 until the year 2016.
Anthony Joshua is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world with an estimated net worth of $80 million. He earned $50-60 million per year at his peak.
Parents and Siblings
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born to parents Yeta and Robert Joshua. His father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry, while his mother is a full Nigerian. Anthony Joshua grew up with 3 other siblings who live their lives away from the eyes of the public, 2 sisters Janet Joshua and Loretta Joshua, and a brother, Jacob Joshua.
Joshua’s Nigerian heritage can be found in the Yoruba people of whom is aristocratic rank. He has a cousin named Ben Ileyemi, who is also a professional boxer. The two made professional debuts in 2013.
Wife and Children
Anthony Joshua is not married and has no wife or children as well. He’s single and currently not in a relationship with anyone. The boxer sparked engagement rumors in March 2022 after he posted a photo on Instagram and fans spotted a ring on his finger.
Joshua however later denied wedding rumours and revealed that he doesn’t even have a girlfriend after the photo stirred speculations that he is getting married.