Anthony Joshua claimed Olympic glory at London 2012 before going on to become one of the biggest Heavyweight stars in recent years.
In April 2016, 'AJ' destroyed IBF titleholder Charles Martin to win his first World Title before making short work of American opponents Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina in his first two title defences.
Joshua defeated legend Wladimir Klitschko in an unforgettable battle in front of 90,000 at England’s national stadium in April 2017 and went on to sell-out the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales twice. Firstly against Carlos Takam in October 2017 before unifying the division by taking Joseph Parker’s WBO belt in March 2018.
After defending his World Titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium in September 2018, he lost his unbeaten record to Andy Ruiz Jr on his American debut at Madison Square Garden before avenging that loss in Saudi Arabia in December 2019.
The 33-year-old followed that up with a KO victory over mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at Wembley Arena 12 months later before testing himself on two occasions against pound-for-pound warrior Oleksandr Usyk. AJ lost the first fight at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in September 2021 and was out-pointed again in the rematch out in Saudi Arabia 10 months later.
Joshua took himself out to Dallas, Texas in the New Year to work under new trainer Derrick James before returning to the UK to fight Jermaine Franklin at the O2 in April 2023. AJ earned his 25th career victory with a wide points decision in his first fight back at the dome since 2016.
AJ was scheduled to rematch Dillian Whyte in August but was forced to fight The Nordic Nightmare Robert Helenius on five days notice following 'adverse analytical findings' in one of Whyte's drug samples. Joshua produced a devastating seventh round knockout and is now targeting a mega showdown with Deontay Wilder in January 2024.