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Is Anthony Joshua on Steroids? – Every Time the Heavyweight Champion Was Accused of Doping

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Anthony Joshua is often called an anomaly in the boxing’s heavyweight division. The reigning WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua currently reigns supreme at the top of the heavyweight division alongside the Gypsy King Tyson Fury. Anthony Joshua is scheduled to take on former cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on September 25  inside Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. 

Anthony Joshua stands at 6ft 6in, with a 82in reach. He is extremely quick on his feet for a heavyweight, and hits like a truck. With 22 out of 24 wins coming via way of stoppage, Joshua has a reputation to never leave it to the judges’ scorecards. He looks huge, and has an extremely well-built. However, the extremely good genes has often gotten him into trouble with several accusations of doping against the heavyweight champion.

Has Anthony Joshua ever tested positive for steroids?

Anthony Joshua has never tasted positive for steroids. While it’s one thing to say that accusation of doping shall forever persist for elite performers, it’s hard not to think Joshua is on steroids because of his extremely buffed up physique and his monstrous power. 

 

“I know my records are clean, that’s why I don’t bite at it.”  Joshua had said about steroids accusations from Joseph Parker. Earlier, Parker had called Joshua the “king of steroids.” However, he had later retracted from his statements, calling the claim a “silly throwaway lines that don’t mean anything.”

Earlier, boxer Jarrel Miller had also accused Anthony Joshua of doping. He had raised his eyebrows on Joshua’s physique. “Nobody could have put on 20lb between winning the Olympics and his first pro fight the way Joshua did without taking something. Impossible.” Miller had said.

“I never stick needles up my a*** and I get tested all the time.” Joshua had hit back at Miller on the accusations. 

Needless to say, the series of accusations made on Anthony Joshua for doping over the years has certainly made for unnecessary headlines. Joshua has never tested positive for steroids, and has been clean his entire professional career. Joshua has no black spots in his amateur career as well, and is a former Olympic gold medalist.