Tony Anthony (evangelist)
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Tony Anthony is a British Christian evangelist.
 Early life
He was born in London of an Italian father and a Chinese mother, and raised in Canton, China by his grandparents. His grandfather Cheung Ling Soo trained him in Kung Fu. In his early twenties, Anthony worked as an elite bodyguard.
 Convictions and conversion
He returned to London, and became engaged to a Swedish law student. After hearing of her sudden death in a car crash, Anthony turned to violence and crime. In 1989 he was arrested for burglaryin Cyprus, and sentenced to three years imprisonment in the Central Jail of Nicosia. Conditions in the prison were harsh, and Anthony felt that his Buddhist upbringing did not give him much strength to endure them. Over six months, he was visited every week by an Irish missionary, Michael Wright, and converted to Christianity. They developed a friendship which continued after Anthony's release.
In 2001, he was sentenced again to 15 months in prison in the UK for perverting the course of justice. His car had hit a cyclistat night, killing her, but he had not stayed at the scene and later denied it to police.
He was also imprisoned for Racial Harrassement. Tony Anthony, not his real name, claims to be English but the Records in his Court Case in th UK state he is a Greek Cypriot( Documentation avalable). In his book Taming the Tiger Anthony claims to have been a Three Tmes World Kung Fu Champion. There is absolutely no proof of this at all, in fact various Kung Fu Associations around the world have sent written confirmation that they have never heard of him, also they were sent photos of Anthony and no one recognised him. The Citations in this Article supporting Anthony's Wiki Page are made by persons and Organisations who have no proof whatsoever of what they are confirming. If they have of course that can posted here, however unsubstantiated articles in Christian Media, Anthony's own Book or Anthony's interviews are not proof of events. Regarding the Hit and Run it states "His car had hit a cyclist". Whoever wrote this Post is totally unaware of the facts, the facts are that the lady who died was in fact riding a Kawasaki Motorbike. The impression in the book is that he "only felt a light tap on the car" and the cyclist misrepresentation lends weight to Anthony not being aware.
Anthony's Wiki Page was deleted several years ago because of his unfounded claims, now this watered down version has been posted but still is full of deception and lies. He has maintained that the Wiki Pages were deleted because of technical errors, untrue, it was because he could not substantiate any of his bogus claims.
 Christian ministry
Tony Anthony is the founding director of Avanti Ministries, a Christian evangelistic organization based in Southend-on-Sea, Essex, UK. In 2004 he published an autobiography, Taming The Tiger. He travels around the world to tell his story. Video interviews in Canada were broadcast on 100 Huntley Street in 2005 and again in July and October 2011.