CB presents the Full Story of a Global Celebrity who is best known by the Stage Name ‘AJ‘. Our Anthony Joshua Childhood Story plus Untold Biography Facts brings you a full account of notable events from her childhood time till date. Analysis involves his life story before fame, Family Life and many OFF and ON-Screen little-known facts about him.
Yes, everyone knows about his career success but few consider our version of Anthony Joshua’s Biography which is quite interesting. Now without further adieu, let’s begin.
Anthony Joshua Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Early Life
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on the 15th day of October 1989 in Watford, United Kingdom. He was born to a Nigerian mother, Yeta Odusanya and British father, Robert Joshua who is of a Nigerian parentage.
Joshua grew up for some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student. He was sent to boarding school in West Africa in a bid to stop him drinking, taking drugs and getting involved in petty crime.
Following his parents’ divorce at age 12, he returned to the UK halfway through Year Seven to join Kings Langley Secondary School. Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, Joshua was called “Femi” by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name, Oluwafemi. He excelled at football and athletics and broke the Year Nine 100m record with a time of 11.6 seconds. At some point in his childhood life, things didn’t go well as he left school aged 16 after falling in with the wrong crowd.
After seeing schooling as not an option to progress, he began working a bricklayer. While doing his bricklayer work during his weekdays, Anthony devoted weekends to drinking and going out clubbing.
before taking up boxing full-time. As a late starter in the sport, Joshua only began boxing in 2007, aged 18, when his cousin suggested he take it up. His club, Finchley ABC in Barnet, North London, is also home to professional heavyweight Dereck Chisora. This was when his career journey started and the rest, as they say, is now history.
Anthony Joshua Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Relationship Life
In October 2015, his then-girlfriend Nicole Osbourne pictured below.
She works as a dance teacher and appears in pole-dancing videos on YouTube, gave birth to their son Joseph.
The notoriously private athlete spends time with his family on camera, including his young son Joseph.
Rumoured Relationship with Faryal Makhdoom
In 2017, Anthony Joshua was once rumoured to be in a relationship with Faryal Makhdoom who happens to be the wife of British Boxer, Amir Khan.
This led Amir Khan to tweet on splitting from his wife after discovering what he believed to be a Snapchat conversation that his wife Faryal was cheating with Anthony Joshua. As well as shocking most of Twitter, the astonishing public announcement also appeared to have come as a surprise to his wife and mother of his daughter, who tweeted him back saying:
After some subtle social media digs between the pair, lots of drama in Dubai and also Anthony Joshua wading in himself to deny the accusations, Faryal and Amir have apologised for their very public spat starting with Amir.
Rumoured Relationship with Isabella Khair Hadid
AJ in 2017 was rumoured to be in a relationship with Isabella who is an American model, signed to IMG Models in 2014.
In December 2016, the Industry voted her “Model of the Year” for Model.com’s Model of the Year 2016 Awards.
Anthony Joshua Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Family Life
Joshua also has Irish ancestry through his father’s side. Specifically, Joshua is of Yoruba ethnicity. His cousin, Ben Lleyemi, is also a professional boxer. The pair made their professional debuts together in 2013.
Mrs Odusanya said: ‘We’re very close, we always have been from day one, he’s my only son.
‘We live together and he’s always looking out for me. I still can’t watch his fights, I get really nervous and I do worry about him.’
Joshua, who has two sisters and a brother, has previously told how he did not want his fame and success to jeopardise his relationship with his mother.
Following a fight last year, he said: ‘I’ll take the belt home and she’s proud, but I want to keep our mother-son relationship on a level and not be like she favours me as her son because I’m world champion.’
She holds a house party for him days before he competes in the boxing ring.
Family members visit with lots of gifts. Below is glove-shaped cake brought to him by a family member.
SISTERS: Anthony Joshua has two sisters namely; Janet, Loretta Joshua and Nikita Joshua. Janet Joshua pictured below is behind the popular Angels Hair Nails and beauty establishment located at 123 Burnt Oak, HA8 5EN London.
With the support of her brother, she has done a lot to aspire hair and beauty professionals from all ethnic backgrounds to learn and gain new experiences and values in all hair types and textures.
Below is a photo of Nikita Joshua. She’s really protective of Anthony and they’re very close.
Anthony Joshua Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Prison Sentence
In 2009, Joshua was put on remand in Reading Prison for what he describes as “fighting and other crazy stuff”. He was made to wear an electronic tag on his ankle when released.
Anthony Joshua Childhood Story Plus Untold Biography Facts: Drug Dealer
In March 2011, Joshua was pulled over by the police for speeding in Colindale, North London. He was found with 8 ounces of herbal cannabis hidden in a sports bag in his Mercedes-Benz. He was charged with possession with intent to supply a class B drug, an offence that carries a maximum 14-year sentence. Joshua was suspended from GB boxing squad and was sentenced to a 12-month community order and 100 hours’ unpaid work after pleading guilty at crown court.
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