Anthony Joshua

BT British Olympic Ball 2012 - Arrivals

Joshua in 2012, photo by

Birth Name: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua

Place of Birth: Watford, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 15 October, 1989

*75% Nigerian
*25% Irish, possibly other

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer. He competes in the heavyweight division.

Anthony is the son of Yetunde Adebukunola (Odusanya) and Jonathan Joshua. His father is of Nigerian and Irish descent, and his mother is of Nigerian ancestry. His Nigerian ancestry is Yoruba.

Anthony’s paternal grandfather was named Isaaco Joshua. Isaaco was Nigerian.

Anthony’s paternal grandmother was Moya V. Harper (the daughter of parents surnamed Harper and Hussey). Moya was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, and was a white British woman, with Irish ancestry.

Anthony’s maternal grandparents are named James A. Odusanya and Olufunmilayo Solanke.


Marriage record of Anthony’s parents –

Marriage record of Anthony’s maternal grandparents, James A. Odusanya and Olufunmilayo Solanke –

9 Responses

  1. Multiethnicchick says:

    Mixed race. But racist Americans only allow mixed race people who are mostly white to claim their quarter black ancestry

  2. Oaken05 says:

    Has anyone ever been able to nail down who his Irish ancestor was? I believe he’s personally claimed it was his paternal grandmother “and so on and so forth,” which makes it sound like it’s not something confirmed. Have we found anything about his grandparents on his father’s side?

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