Anthony Joshua remains one of the biggest sporting stars on the planet despite his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr earlier this year.
Born in Watford on 15 October, 1989 and a late comer to his sport, Joshua claimed Olympic glory at London 2012 before going to become one of the best heavyweights in recent years.
His 2017 win over legendary Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko propelled him to superstardom but his unbeaten dominance came to a shuddering end at the hands of Mexican Ruiz in June.
The heavyweight division is the most exciting it’s been for years with a host of star names jostling for position at the top.
AJ will now be looking to reclaim his No.1 status before setting up a string of mega-fights over the coming years.
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Anthony Joshua: Debut and who he has fought
Following his stunning showing at the Olympics, Joshua turned pro a year later and made his debut against Italian Emanuele Leo at The O2 Arena on October 5 2013.
He won that fight in the first round and then had 13 more straight-forward victories before being tested for the first time by Dillian Whyte.
Their bout, again at The O2 Arena, ran for seven rounds before Joshua completed the job with a devastating KO.
AJ went to dispatch of Charles Martin inside five minutes to win the IBF title and then made short work of Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.
Joshua’s breakthrough victory against Klitschko can next, adding the WBA and IBO titles to his collection.
He then defended his belts against Carlos Takam, Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin.
But his good work was undone in dramatic fashion when he faced Ruiz in New York, being put down four times on his American debut to relinquish his titles.
Anthony Joshua: Wins, losses and professional record
Of the 23 fights Joshua has faced, he has won 22 with that one defeat to Ruiz.
He has claimed 21 victories by the way of knockout, five coming inside the first round, with only Parker taking him the distance.
Anthony Joshua: Weight, height and reach
Joshua’s weight has varied during his career to date but he clocked in at 17stone 9lbs 13 ounces for his last fight against Ruiz.
The 29-year-old, who fights from an orthodox stance, is 6ft 6in (198cm) and has a reach of 82 in (208 cm).
Anthony Joshua: Next fight and future opponents
Joshua will be in action again this year and is set to face Ruiz Jr in an all-important rematch in Saudi Arabia on December 7.
Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr: Tale of the tape
Joshua – Ruiz Jr
Nationality: British – American
Age: 29 – 29
Height: 6ft 6 – 6ft 2
Stance: Orthodox – Orthodox
Reach: 82 in – 74 in
Record: 22-1-0 – 33-1-0
KOs: 21 – 22
Rounds: 91 – 151
Debut: 5/10/2013 – 28/03/2009
Nickname: AJ – Destroyer