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Anthony Joshua

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The Resume

    (October 15, 1989- )
    Born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
    Won a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division at the London Olympics (2012)
    Recognized as world heavyweight champion by the IBF (April 9, 2016), WBA (October 28, 2017), IBO (October 28, 2017), and WBO (March 31, 2018)
    Lost the titles to Andy Ruiz, Jr. (June 1, 2019)
    Regained the titles by defeating Ruiz in a rematch (December 7, 2019)
    Pro record (through August 1, 2021): 24 wins (22 by KO), 1 loss
    Named an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (2018)

Why he might be annoying:

    He was sentenced to 100 hours of community service after he was stopped for speeding and cannabis was found in his car (2011).
    There were accusations that he was the beneficiary of 'home decisions' at the Olympics, particularly in both his opening bout and the gold medal match.
    He fathered a son out of wedlock (2015).
    He called fellow boxer Eddie Chambers 'a disgrace to the superior black race.'
    His loss to Andy Ruiz, Jr., was considered the biggest upset in heavyweight boxing since Buster Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He was a bricklayer before becoming a boxer.
    He was named the world's most marketable athlete by SportsPro magazine (2017).
    His fight against Wladimir Klitschko drew a record crowd of 90,000 to London's Wembley Stadium (April 19, 2017).

Credit: C. Fishel

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Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying