Birth Name: Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua
Place of Birth: Watford, Hertfordshire, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 15 October, 1989
*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 grandparents met while his Nigerian grandfather was studying abroad.
Anthony’s paternal grandfather was named Isaaco Joshua (the son of Omo-Oba Daniel Adebambo Joshua). Isaaco was Nigerian. Oma-Oba was one of the first Nigerians to trade with Europeans. Omo-Oba translates to “Prince.”
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 – https://familysearch.org
Marriage record of Anthony’s maternal grandparents, James A. Odusanya and Olufunmilayo Solanke – https://familysearch.org