(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 20.
During the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, Joshua marked his sudden arrival on the world scene when he beat Italian reigning World & Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle, and went on to stop Erik Pfeifer of Germany in the semis before losing by a single point to local boxer, Magomedrasul Majidov winning a silver medal.
A late starter in the sport, Joshua only began boxing in 2007, aged 18, when his cousin suggested he take it up.
His club, Finchley ABC in Barnet, North London, is also home to professional heavyweight Dereck Chisora. Joshua won the senior ABA Championships in 2010, in only his 18th bout, and later turned down £50,000 to turn professional. I didn't take up the sport for money, I want to win medals." He also went on to win the same tournament the following year.
Joshua went into the 2012 London Olympics as a novice on the international scene, despite being a world silver medalist.
He received a tough draw in the last 16 of the super heavyweight event in Cuban Erislandy Savón, ranked No.
AJ has also been linked to model Bella Hadid at the GQ Men of the Year awards in 2016.