Anthony Joshua Charity Auction

StubHub, eBay’s ticketing company, teamed up with boxing champion Anthony Joshua, its official partner, for a special eBay for Charity auction that will give one lucky fan the chance to meet the sporting great at his weigh-in and win VIP tickets to his fight against Povetkin on Saturday 22nd September, 2018. Fans can also get their hands on replica items and photos signed and personalised by Anthony Joshua. 100% of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Key4Life, a charity close to the boxer’s heart.

About StubHub

StubHub - owned by eBay - is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, offering more than 10 million sports, music and theatre events in 40+ countries. We connect people to unforgettable experiences and deliver customer service all the way to your seat. Every order is covered by FanProtect so you can buy and sell tickets with 100% confidence. StubHub works with 200+ partners globally - including Anthony Joshua, who we’re proud to team up with for this worthwhile cause.

Founded in 2012 after the England Riots the previous year, Key4Life is the award-winning charity that aims to reduce youth offending and gang-related crime in London and the South West, through the delivery of an effective seven-step rehabilitation programme for young men (aged 18 to 25) in prison and those at risk of going to prison. Music, Horses and Sport, including boxing and football, play crucial roles in the programme for developing emotional resilience, alongside employability skills. The effectiveness of its programmes is evidenced by statistics – just 14% of those who complete a Key4Life programme reoffend, four times less than the national average of 61%. Moreover, a Key4Life participant is four times more likely to be employed a year after their release, with 64% of Key4Life participants in sustained employment versus the national average of 15%.

Jordan was 19 years old when he received a seven and-a-half year prison sentence and served nearly four years in prison. He had been excluded from mainstream education prior to the age of 16. Jordan joined the Key4Life programme to ‘learn new skills, find opportunities, connections, support and find the right direction’.

With the support of Key4Life, after his release he completed Work Tasters at Gaucho and Glassworks, both industries that he hadn’t previously considered entering. He found employment in the construction industry and is currently utilising his skills by studying Gas Installation at college. Jordan is also studying to become a mentor.

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer and a unified world heavyweight champion. He has successfully represented Britain at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and several other international sporting events. Born in the UK, Anthony lived in Nigeria until he was 12 after which he returned to England to go to school in Watford. Aged 18 he began boxing, joining Finchley ABC and was quick to make his mark winning the Haringey Boxing Cup.