One of the biggest stars in the world of boxing today, Anthony Joshua continues to rule the heavyweight division.
Despite the presence of some huge names in the division such as Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua remains one of the fans’ favorites as he prepares for his UK return.
Anthony Joshua is all set to fight undefeated Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk for the World Heavyweight title at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on September 25.
Joshua never disappoints the home crowd every and the fans can expect fireworks from this fight as well. Not only his performance inside the ring but also his ring gear and walkouts have always been spectacular to watch.
So let’s take a look at some of the iconic walkouts from the heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua.
Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte: Shut Up
One of the most memorable boxing walkouts of Joshua’s career occurred in 2015. British rapper Stormzy, aka Michael Ebenezer Kwadjo Omari Owuo Jr., performed “Shut Up” for Joshua’s walkout for his fight against Dillian Whyte.
It was a highly anticipated matchup between two British heavyweights. And the fans were not disappointed as Joshua and Whyte went to war before Joshua got the TKO win in the O2 arena.
Anthony Joshua’s walkout against Andy Ruiz Jr: Fight to Win
Femi Kuti is a Nigerian musician whose song “Fight to Win” was played in the backdrop during Anthony Joshua’s ring walk for his fight against Andy Ruiz jr. This was not long ago, with Fela Kuti’s “Water No Get Enemy.”
On December 7, 2019, Anthony Joshua got into the boxing ring in one of the most crucial fights of his career. After suffering a shocking TKO loss to Andy Ruiz Jr, Joshua had his back against the wall as he entered the rematch against Andy Ruiz.
Joshua would prove the critics wrong again and secure an impressive decision win over the Mexican heavyweight to regain his titles.
Joshua’s walkout against Alexander Povetkin: I See You Shining
As AJ went into the ring before his bout against Alexander Povetkin in September 2018, British rapper Nines, aka Leon Freckleton performed his song “I See You Shining” live.
The Watford-born heavyweight champion defeated Povetkin in round seven at a sold-out Wembley Stadium.
Anthony Joshua pays tribute to Nigeria with his walkout: Ye by Burna Boy
Anthony Joshua fought the Mexican heavyweight sensation, Andy Ruiz Jr on short notice in 2019.
For this fight, Joshua walked out to Burna Boy’s “Ye.” Burna Boy is from Nigeria, a country with whom Anthony Joshua’s Walkout Song: List of Songs Anthony Joshua Has Walked Out to in His Boxing Career.
Unfortunately, Anthony Joshua suffered the first defeat of his career in this fight against Andy Ruiz, a result that shocked the boxing world.
Anthony Joshua’s walkout against Aleksander Usyk: Ambition
Joshua has collaborated with his cousin and rising star singer Maulo to produce the perfect walkout song in preparation for his next bout against Oleksandr Usyk.
Ambitions, the aptly called tune, was meticulously crafted to put AJ in the right frame of mind for the vital minutes leading up to the battle.
Which one of Anthony Joshua’s walkouts is your favorite?