Anthony Joshua MBE

Heavyweight boxer who struck gold at the 2012 Olympics

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Olympic speaker Anthony Joshua MBE is a British professional boxer best known for cruising to a gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

The current WBC International and Commonwealth heavyweight champion, he 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.

Anthony rose quickly through the ranks of amateur British boxing, winning the Haringey Box Cup in 2009 before retaining it the following year, alongside clinching the senior ABA Championships. During the 2011 World Amateur Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Olympic speaker marked his sudden arrival on the world scene when he beat reigning world and Olympic champion Roberto Cammarelle, and went on to stop Erik Pfeifer of Germany in the semis before losing by a single point to local boxer, Magomedrasul Majidov, winning a silver medal.

It was a year later when Anthony exploded into the public’s consciousness by steamrolling into the super heavyweight boxing final at the London 2012 Olympics, before seeing off Cammarelle once again to clinch one of the most coveted gold medals of the Games. His stunning display at his home Olympics saw him appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2013, the same year that he turned professional, and to this day he remains undefeated with a record of 14-0.

With incredible talent and inspirational determination, Anthony is the ideal candidate as an Olympic speaker. He fought back from mistakes and trouble with the law earlier in his life to become a world champion and earn a place in the British boxing hall of fame – and at just 25 years of age, his best years are ahead of him.

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