8 Facts About Anthony Joshua You Probably Didn’t Know About

Anthony Joshua climbed off the canvas to produce a dramatic late stoppage victory over Wladimir Klitschko in an epic heavyweight world title fight at Wembley Yesterday .

 

The 27-year-old appeared to be on the brink of his first professional defeat when he was floored in the sixth round, but staged a severe onslaught to halt Klitschko in the 11th round.

Joshua successfully defended his IBF title, while also claiming the WBA ‘super’ belt But how much do you know about one of Britain’s greatest sporting success stories of recent times? To give you a refresher, here are 8 interesting facts.

Having been born to a Nigerian mother and a British father of Nigerian and Irish descent, he hasn’t forgotten his connections to Africa. Indeed, he has a tattoo of the continent on his upper right arm, with Nigeria outlined . He did all this to show his love for Nigeria even after he was rejected by their Olympic team.

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