Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, the reigning boxing champion, was born in 1989 in Watford to a Nigerian mother and a British father with Nigerian and Irish ancestry.
The British-Nigerian professional boxer Anthony Joshua is one of the big names that has recently dominated the boxing world.
After winning the heavyweight championship with four belts, he established himself as one of the greatest boxers of all time. The mother of the professional boxer has supported him ever since he was born. Yeta Odunsanya is her name. Joshua, a latecomer to the sport, started boxing in 2007 when he was 18 years old after his cousin advised him to give it a try. Professional heavyweight Derek Chisora resides at his club, Finchley ABC, in Barnet, North London.
Joshua won the Haringey Box Cup in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, Joshua won the senior ABA Championships in 2010 after just 18 fights, and he later declined a £50,000 contract to turn pro. “It was simple to decline that £50,000. I started playing the sport for medals, not money.” The next year, he triumphed in the same competition.
Anthony Joshua Parents
Yeta and Robert Joshua are the parents of Anthony Joshua. Yeta left Nigeria with her husband, first-born son, and daughters. She gave birth to Anthony in Watford, England, before divorcing her spouse in 2000.
To keep her kid out of trouble, she sent him back to Nigeria, but after a year there, she decided to send him back to England so he could receive the greatest education possible.
Because she fears watching her child take a punch, Yeta has only been to two of her son’s boxing contests. Yeta enjoys preparing “Egusi Soup,” a classic Nigerian dish typically served with pounded yam. Anthony Joshua, the current heavyweight champion, is the son of Robert Oluwafemi Olaseni. Till his son turned a new leaf and became a heavyweight champion, he steadfastly stood by his son, despite the disgrace he gave him as a criminal, drug-addicted, street fighter.