Famous Nigerian descendant - Anthony Joshua(Boxer & Heavyweight Champion)

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
, born on 15 October 1989 to Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is Nigerian while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. 
Joshua's Nigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people. Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. Following his parents' divorce when he was 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, he was called "Femi" by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name, Oluwafem  Joshua us proud of his Nigerian background and has a tattoo of Africa etched into his right shoulder.

He used to work as a brick layer. Laying bricks for a living is something many people would prefer to shy away from, but not Joshua. He used to work on local construction sites before becoming a fulltime boxer. Joshua wasn’t afraid of the hard work involved and there’s no doubt it helped him develop his muscular build. He was satisfied with the job since it kept him active and he got to work outside. And let’s not forget that it paid pretty well. Joshua was interested in becoming a builder by trade and one day owning his own construction company, but that all changed when he moved to north London with his mother. He is a two time unified heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019 and previously between 2016 and June 2019. At regional level, he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2014 to 2016

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