One of the reigning boxing heavyweight champions of the world, Anthony Joshua, becomes the latest UK athlete to join Under Armour’s stable of athletes.
Joshua’s signature marks the start of a three-year partnership with the global sports brand, which will include training and in-ring apparel as well as footwear for Joshua and his support team.
“Success only comes from investing time and effort in everything you do – something I hold close to my heart. With the same values, Under Armour is the ideal partner to help me achieve this and I’m proud to have them on my team,” said Anthony Joshua. “Having Under Armour in my corner is a huge show of support from one of the world’s leading sports brands. I couldn’t ask for a better partner to help my performances, whether I’m training or in the ring; I’ll relish every challenge we’ll face in the future.”
At 23, Joshua won Olympic super-heavyweight gold during the 2012 Olympics, toasting off an illustrious amateur career in the process. Since turning professional the following year, his record stands at an impenetrable 15-0-0 (15 KOs), to establish himself as the #2 ranked heavyweight in British boxing.
“Anthony Joshua encapsulates what our brand is about. He’s a man that has achieved greatness, and will continue to do so, through relentless passion, drive and determination,” said Chris Bate, VP and Managing Director Europe, Under Armour. “From the first sparring session to the last bell, Anthony will have our innovative footwear, apparel and training tools at his disposal. We’re proud to help Anthony every step of the way, as he establishes himself as one of the world’s greatest boxers.”
Anthony Joshua joins a prolific global roster of Under Armour athletes, including 2013 Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray, Eredivisie 2015 Golden Boot recipient Memphis Depay, NBA 2015 MVP Stephen Curry, Super Bowl XLIX MVP Tom Brady and the most decorated female alpine World Cup skier in history, Lindsey Vonn.