The heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua who hailed from Isagamu in Ogun State, Nigeria and British citizen has a story behind his glory.
These are eight facts you need to know about him.
Do you know that:
- He was once a bricklayer in a big construction site in England before taking up boxing full-time.
- Anthony Joshua was once a prisoner in 2009, Anthony was put in a remand in reading prison for what he described as fighting and other crazy stuff. He was made to wear ab electronic tag on his ankle when released.
3.Joshua career was almost stop when he was arrested for possession of cannabis but once sentenced to a 12 months community works.
4. Joshua is from a broken home. His parents, Robert and Yeta Joshua got divorced when he was 12.
- Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower school Ikene, Ogun State, Nigeria.
6. He excelled in football and athletics and broke is school year nine 100 m record with a time of 11.6 seconds.
- Anthony Joshua has suffered only one defeat in his fighting career.
- Anthony Joshua worth is about £45m which should have double due to his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. In Saudi Arabia.