Anthony Joshua, a two-time heavyweight champion, is a household name due to his prominence in the sport. Joshua’s performances in the ring have given the experiences of his fans will never forget. Outside of the ring, his impact has been greater than that of any other boxer in history. Here you’ll read about Anthony Joshua net worth, career, early life, and other details.
Since turning pro in 2013, Joshua has won the heavyweight titles held by the Commonwealth, the United Kingdom, and the World Boxing Council (WBC). He has twice been crowned heavyweight champion of the world by the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO.
The fight between Joshua, 32, and Oleksandr Usyk, 30, is scheduled for August 20. This is a rematch for the heavyweight titles held by the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will serve as the setting for the bout. To determine where Joshua ranks among the world’s wealthiest and most influential athletes, The Sporting News investigates how he came to be so wealthy.
Anthony Joshua Early Years
On October 15, 1989, Yeta and Robert Joshua welcomed their son, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, into the world in Watford, Hertfordshire. His father is of Nigerian and Irish descent, and his mother is Nigerian. There is documentary evidence that Joshua comes from aristocratic Yoruba stock in Nigeria. Ben Ileyemi, his cousin, is a professional boxer as well. The year 2013 marked the beginning of the pair’s professional careers together.
Before moving to the United States, Joshua attended the Mayflower School in Ikenne, Nigeria, for a few years. He moved back to the UK in the middle of seventh grade after his parents divorced, enrolling in the seventh grade at Kings Langley Secondary School. He was known as “Femi” by his peers and teachers on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire because of his middle name, Oluwafemi. He was an athletic and football prodigy, setting a new school record for the 100-meter dash in ninth grade (11.6 seconds).
Anthony Joshua Career
Joshua was 18 when his cousin suggested he start boxing, making him a latecomer to the sport. Even professional heavyweight Derek Chisora trains at his club, Finchley ABC, in Barnet, North London. Both years, Joshua took home the Haringey Box Cup. With only 18 fights under his belt, Joshua not only won the 2010 senior ABA Championships but also passed up a £50,000 offer to turn professional.
“Refusing the £50,000 was a breeze. I didn’t get into this sport for the money; I’m in it to win medals.” Next year, he repeated his success and won the tournament. After dominating at home in 2010, he earned a spot on the Great Britain boxing team and went on to defeat Amin Isa for the British amateur title at the Great Britain championships that same year.
In June of 2011, at the European Championships, he knocked out German Eric Brechlin in 23 seconds and Irish Cathal McMonagle in 22 seconds before being stopped by Romanian southpaw Mihai Nistor on several standing counts. He won the Amateur Boxer of the Year award from the Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain in October 2011. Joshua was 40-3 in his amateur career.
Anthony Joshua Career Earnings
Joshua made about $17 million after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2017 to win the WBA and IBO heavyweight titles. For his fight against Andy Ruiz Jr. at MSG, Joshua made around $25 million (that includes fight night incentives). Joshua exercised his right to a rematch after his loss to Ruiz. With his victory over Ruiz in their rematch in Saudi Arabia this past December, Joshua pocketed $60 million.
According to Total Sportal, Joshua would have made around $20 million when he was knocked out by Oleksandr Usyk in 2021.
Anthony Joshua Net Worth
Joshua has an estimated net worth of $80 million. According to Forbes, he will make about $47 million in 2020. Joshua told GQ that one of his life goals is to become a multimillionaire through boxing and other sports.
When asked about his motivations, Joshua said, “When I first started, the aim was to become a multi-millionaire.” However, now even regular people like grandmas and grandpas can be worth millions thanks to rising property values. The current thinking is that I should aim for a net worth of $1 billion. Having a million dollars is nice, but you should aim higher.
Anthony Joshua Endorsements
Throughout his career, Joshua has formed partnerships with a number of notable institutions. Under Armour, Jaguar Land Rover, Beats by Dre, Hugo Boss, Sky Sports, and DAZN have all sponsored him.
Anthony Joshua’s Social Media Platforms
Joshua, as one of the most well-known boxers, enjoys a sizable online following. He is followed by over 14 million people on Instagram, over 7 million on Facebook, and over 3 million on Twitter.
Anthony Joshua Charities
It’s common knowledge that Joshua likes to help those in need. For the sake of amateur boxing in the United Kingdom, Joshua made a donation through Team GB at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s been on board with this for a long time, and he’s a great resource for kids who want to get into fighting.
In addition, Joshua has worked with the Forever Hope Foundation to help those in need. Joshua recently contributed to a cancer charity by donating a signed boxing glove to be auctioned off. Joshua worked as a representative for the Sky Sports Academy. All over the United Kingdom and Ireland, he helped young people behind the scenes to achieve their ambitions.
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