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Episode 508

Anthony Joshua
Sun, 2018-Sep-23 01:50 UTC
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With 193,545 views on Saturday, 22 September 2018 our article of the day is Anthony Joshua.

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua (born 15 October 1989) is a British professional boxer. He is currently a unified heavyweight world champion, and holds three of the four major world championships in the sport: the IBF title since 2016, the WBA (Super) title since 2017, and the WBO title since March 2018. He has also held the IBO title since 2017, and at regional level he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016.

Joshua represented England at the 2011 World 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, Joshua's 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 September 2018, Joshua is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by The Ring, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (TBRB), and BoxRec. He is also ranked as the world's tenth best active boxer, pound for pound, by the TBRB. Known for having exceptional punching power, Joshua has finished all but one of his fights to date by knockout.

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