An Evening With Anthony Joshua – Leicester
Anthony Joshua, MBE (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer. He has held the IBF heavyweight title since 2016, having previously held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016. As an amateur he represented Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division; he also represented England at the 2011 World Championships, winning silver. As of February 2017, Joshua is ranked as the world’s best heavyweight by BoxRec, second by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fifth best by The Ring magazine. He also boasts a 100% knockout-to-win ratio.
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. He is also the second boxer, after Joe Frazier, to win a world heavyweight title whilst still reigning as Olympic champion at the top weight.