Who Are Janet And Loretta Joshua? Anthony Joshua Sister- Age Gap

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Loretta Joshua and Janet Joshua, the sister of former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua have always been loving and supportive of Anthony’s boxing journey.

Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, widely known as Anthony Joshua, is an elite British professional boxer.

The 34 years old boxer is a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion.

Joshua has held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles twice between 2016 and 2021, including British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016 at the regional level. 

Anthony Joshua Training In Ring
Anthony Joshua Training In Ring (Source: Instagram)

He represented England in the 2011 World Championships and won a silver medal in the super-heavyweight division.

In addition, Ring magazine named Anthony Joshua ‘Prospect of the Year’ in 2014.

Furthermore, between 2016 and 2019, Joshua won his first 22 pro fights and was the world’s heavyweight champion until he lost the championship to Andy Ruiz Jr on June 1, 2019.

He is the first English heavyweight to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body.

Sister Of Anthony Joshua: Janet & Loretta

Anthony grew up alongside two sisters, Janet & Loretta Joshua, and one brother Jacob Joshua.

Janet Joshua, the sister of Anthony, is an evangelist, as per her Instagram handle. 

She completed her BSc Business and Economics degree from Brikbeck in 2017. 

Janet runs a hair salon named Angels Salon, which specializes in European and Afro Hair and is London’s first diverse hair salon.

She can be seen showcasing her new collections on her business handle.

Anthony Joshua With His Sister Janet
Anthony Joshua With His Sister Janet (Source: Facebook)

Unfortunately, the information regarding his other sister, Loretta, is currently unknown.

Also, the age gap between the Joshua siblings could not be verified.

But there is no doubt that they play a significant role in Anthony’s success, given the love and support from his family.

Anthony Joshua Mother

The Brit was born on October 15, 1989, to Yeta Odusanya and Robert Joshua in Watford, Hertfordshire, England.

His mother, Yeta Odusanya, is of Nigerian descent and kept her maiden name following her divorce from Anthony’s father, Robert.

The couple was divorced when Anthony was 12. Yeta then took Anthony back to England after spending a year in Jamaica.

Anthony Joshua With His Mother
Anthony Joshua With His Mother (Source: Instagram)

She comes from the Yoruba-speaking community of Southwest Nigeria. Yeta raised Anthony, his brother Jacob and two sisters, Loretta and Janet, and took care of their needs after the divorce.

Despite being the mother of a boxing elite, Yeta has made a name for herself as a social worker. 

Yeta likes to cook traditional Nigerian dishes and spoils her son with the food. Surprisingly, she rarely attends her son’s fights as she finds it hard to see her son getting hit. 

Seeing the successful life of Anthony and his siblings, Yeta must be accredited to manage it all by herself.

The mother-son bond can be seen by the fact that Joshua continues to live with his mother in an ex-council house in north London.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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