Popular boxer, Anthony Joshua hs spoken up about his journey to be who he is today.
He used the opportunity to inspire his fans by revealing how many times he has fallen but decided to rise again.
In June, the British-Nigerian boxer lost his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles to Mexican-American boxer, Andy Ruiz Jnr in a fight that shocked the world.
A rematch is set to happen on the 7th of December in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia and Anthony Joshua will be hoping to bounce back in style when he faces Andy for the second time this year.
Flaunting a shirtless picture of himself showing off his physique, the 29-year-old wrote: “On my journey, I fell down a couple of times but I never fell off.”
See the picture he shared,
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, OBE (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer. He is a former unified world heavyweight champion having held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO titles between 2016 and 2019. At regional level he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016.
Joshua represented England at the 2011 AIBA World Boxing Championships as an amateur in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold. In 2014, a year after turning 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. Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as being the first British heavyweight to do so.
As of June 2019, Joshua is ranked as the world’s third best active heavyweight by BoxRec, and fourth by The Ring magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. Joshua’s Nigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people. His cousin, Ben Ileyemi, is also a professional boxer. The pair made their professional debuts together in 2013.
Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. Following his parents’ divorce when he was 12, he returned to the UK halfway through Year Seven to join Kings Langley Secondary School. Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, he was called “Femi” by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name, Oluwafemi. He excelled at football and athletics and broke his school’s Year Nine 100 m record with a time of 11.6 seconds.
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