Joshua only took up boxing in 2007 aged 18 at the suggestion of his cousin and won the senior ABA Championships in 2010, in only his 18th bout.
In 2012 he won the Super Heavyweight Olympic Gold as a member of Team GB.
In 2013 he turned professional, and in his first fight he beat Italian Emanuelue Leo by a TKO in the first round.
On May 30, 2015 he won his 13th fight, over the American Kevin Johnson, to remain unbeaten.
On April 9, 2016 Anthony Joshua stopped Charles Martin in two rounds at London's O2 Arena to claim the IBF heavyweight title in only his 16th professional fight.
The Briton floored his American opponent with a peach of a right-hand counter and after Martin was knocked down again, the referee called a halt.
Joshua became Britiain's sixth bona fide heavyweight world champion and just the fourth man to win a pro heavyweight world title while still a reigning Olympic champion.
On April 29, 2017, Joshua faced Wladimir Klitschko in front of a crowd of 90,000 at Wembley. In one of the greatest heavyweight fights of all time he knocked out Klitschko in the 11th round, having himself been floored earlier in the fight.
He has since followed this up with victories over Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin