Anthony Joshua record: Height, weight, reach, career stats and more as fallen star bids to become world champion again

Anthony Joshua hopes 2024 is going to be the year he becomes world champion again.

After back-to-back defeats against the mighty Oleksandr Usyk, AJ has won his last two fights and is eyeing a world title shot next year once he’s fought Otto Wallin in December.

Next up is Otto Wallin


Next up is Otto WallinCredit: Queensberry

Joshua has seen off Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius this year to set up this bout with Wallin.

Should he win, Deontay Wilder is expected to be next as AJ looks to launch a late-career comeback.

Joshua’s status in the boxing world has fallen in recent years, but he still beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 and has been a two-time heavyweight world champion.

But he has the talent to turn this around and rise up the rankings once again.

Anthony Joshua: Debut and fights so far

Following his Olympic Gold at the London 2012 games, the Watford-born star turned professional.

He made his debut at the O2 Arena against Emanuele Leo on October 5, 2013.

He easily dispatched his opponent in the first round and won a further 13 fights comfortably.

Joshua's first big test, and the moment people began to notice him, came when he knocked out Whyte at the O2 Arena


Joshua’s first big test, and the moment people began to notice him, came when he knocked out Whyte at the O2 Arena
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But Joshua’s career progressed to another level in 2015 when he came up against fellow London-based boxer Whyte.

The bout lasted seven rounds before AJ’s superior skill saw him emerge victorious via knockout.

Joshua then earned the IBF belt with a comfortable victory over Charles Martin and defended his title against Dominic Breazeale and Eric Molina.

Then came AJ’s best win as he added the WBA and IBO belts to his collection with an astonishing win over Klitschko.

Wins over Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin followed as he became the unified world champion before a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York saw Joshua lose his belts.

He won them back in the rematch against Ruiz and dispatched Kubrat Pulev to set up the first Usyk clash.

Ruiz put Joshua down to hand the Englishman his first career defeat


Ruiz put Joshua down to hand the Englishman his first career defeatCredit: Getty Images – Getty

The Ukrainian moved up from cruiserweight but produced a boxing masterclass at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to win via unanimous decision and claim all the belts.

The rematch occurred in Saudi Arabia, and Joshua produced a much better display but still lost on a split decision and left the Middle East empty-handed.

His next fight saw him face Franklin, who lasted the full 12 rounds without really threatening Joshua, handing the Brit a unanimous decision victory.

He was then meant to face Whyte again, but his fellow Londoner failed a drugs test, and Helenius stepped in.

The Finnish boxer proved to be no match for Joshua, who knocked him out in round seven.

Anthony Joshua: Wins, losses and record

Of the 29 fights Joshua has participated in, he has won 26 with three defeats.

He has claimed 23 knockout victories, with five coming inside the first round.

Anthony Joshua: Weight, height and reach

Ahead of his last fight, Joshua weighed in at 250lbs (113.4kg).

This was 5.4lbs less than his bout against Franklin.

The 34-year-old also stands at an imposing 6ft 6 (198cm) and has a reach of 82in (208cm).

Joshua looked in great shape at the weigh-in before fighting Helenius


Joshua looked in great shape at the weigh-in before fighting HeleniusCredit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Anthony Joshua: Next fight

Joshua is set to face Wallin on an incredible night of boxing in Saudi Arabia in December.

The bout is set to take place on Saturday, December 23 and it will be on the same card as Wilder’s fight against Joseph Parker.

And speaking after his bout with Wallin was confirmed, Joshua said: “People who are talking about “I peaked” have never seen a peak.

“My first stop to getting to be three-time champion is putting in a demolishing against [Otto].

“I’m fully focused on this fight, I’m determined to win, and I’m determined to get back to my peak if that’s what they want to call it.”

Joshua appears to have that focus and determination back


Joshua appears to have that focus and determination backCredit: Queensberry

And should Joshua beat Wallin, Wilder is waiting.

AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, revealed that he recently bumped into the American, and the duo discussed that fight.

He said: “We talked about the AJ fight, we made it clear from our side that we want that fight.

“There’s a lot of discussions ongoing, obviously, but we also said let’s not slip up in tough tests on December 23.”

So there is now a clear path for Joshua to become world champion once more as he looks to relaunch his career.