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Somthing2know Record Breaker of the week: Anthony Joshua-WBA (Super) IBF, WBO, & IBO

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni popularly called Femi at Kings Landley Secondary School by his friends and teachers was born on October 15, 1989. He is a British professional boxer, and a two time unified heavyweight champion, having reclaimed the WBA (super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles on December 7, and previously between 2016 and June 2019. At the regional level, he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016.

“There is nothing on earth that you cannot have-once you have mentally accepted the fact that you can have it”- Robert Collier. Through determination, commitment and belief in himself, Joshua represented England at the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Champions as a amateur in the super-heavyweight division, wining a silver medal. He had also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympic, winning gold. In 2014, a year after turning a professional, he was named prospect of the Year by The Ring Magazine. In 2017, his victorious fight against Wladimir Klitschko was named Fight of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America.

“The miracle, or the power, that elevates the few is to be found in the industry, application, and perseverance under the promptings of brave and determined spirit”- Mark Twain.  Driven by his determined spirit, Joshua is the second British Boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympic and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as being the first British heavyweight to so.

“Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Don’t merely dream-but create!”-Maxwell Maltz . He has used his creativity in boxing to create a name for himself. As at December 2019, Joshua was ranked the world’s best active heavyweight by BoxRec, and fourth by The Ring Magazine and the Transitional Boxing Rankings Board.

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni was born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Veta and Robert Joshua. His mother is a Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. Joshua’s Nigerian background can be traced back to the people of Yoruba race. His cousin, Ben Ileyemi, is also a professional boxer.  Both of them made their professional boxing debut in 2013 and since then they have become unstoppable.

For   creating a boxing record as the world’s best active heavyweight by BoxRec, and fourth by The Ring Magazine and the Transitional Boxing Rankings Board, Anthony Joshua is Somthing2know Achiever & Record Breaker of the Week.We appreciate you.

Nathaniel Udoh

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