Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer who performs in heavyweight (over 90.7 kg). He is the Bronze medalist at the Olympic Games, which took place 10 years ago. He is also the champion of the British Commonwealth of Nations in 2006 and the holder of two titles: BBBofC British, Commonwealth.
Since 2003, David deservedly became the youngest champion of the ABA in the heavyweight division. At that time he was only 19 years old. It is worth noting that this was his amateur start, where he defeated Tyson Fury. Olympic Games in 2004, Anthony was forced to miss, as in the quarter-finals lost to boxer Roberto Camarella.
As for the Olympic Games held in 2008, he won the Lithuanian boxer Yaroslav Jakshto (quarterfinal), and in the semifinals he lost to Italian boxer Roberto Camarella. In 2008, Joshua won bronze. It was after these Olympic Games that Anthony decided to become a professional.
Starting in 2009, Joshua began his career as a professional fighter. In the penultimate battle, the opponent was Carlos Takama. The battle fell on October 28 this year in Cardiff, at the famous stadium Millennium, which can accommodate 80 thousand spectators. It was this confrontation that set the world record for tickets sold for boxing. If you believe The Telegraph, then only in one day fans were bought almost everything. Just imagine that all the seats in the stadium were sold out in one day. As for the fee for this fight, the English fighter received $ 20 million! In turn, his rival Takama earned only 5 million. It should be noted that these are the largest fees of professional boxers. If we talk about the events of this match, then Joshua dominated throughout the fight, and already in the 4th round he sent his opponent in a knockdown. After in the 10th round Joshua conducted a delightful series of blows to the head of his opponent, Takama staggered, but did not fall. The referee considered that it was necessary to stop the fight. Many then considered that the judge’s decision was contentious and premature.
The last battle was on March 31 this year in the UK. This confrontation is considered unifying. The opponent was Joseph Parker. By unanimous decision of judges, Joshua became the winner and the owner of a title of the world champion in heavyweight. In order to become the absolute champion of the world, the English boxer lacks only the WBC belt, which is currently owned by the American soldier Deonteu Wilder.