Anthony Joshua Net Worth

Net Worth:$80 Million
Date of Birth: October 15, 1989 (34 years old)
Height:1.98 m
Profession:Professional Boxer

What are Anthony Joshua’s Net Worth and Career Earnings?

Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer who has a net worth of $80 million. He is ranked the highest-earned athlete in the world with an annual salary of $50-60 million or more as a heavyweight, who formerly held the title of undisputed world heavyweight champion.

Formative Years

On October 15, 1989, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua OBE  was born in Watford, Hertfordshire in England. His father Robert is both Nigerian and Irish and his mother Yeta is from Nigeria. Joshua spent his formative years attending the Mayflower School in Ikenne, a boarding school in Nigeria.

He relocated back to the UK and started attending Kings Langley Secondary School when his parents were divorced when he was 12 years old.

Joshua ran a school record in the 100-meter sprint and was generally quite athletic. He played soccer.

However, he did not begin boxing until he was 18 years old, which is a fairly late start in the sport. Additionally, before starting to box on a full-time basis, he worked as a bricklayer.

Career as a Boxer

Joshua advanced fast after beginning to box in 2007. Derek Chisora, a professional heavyweight boxer, also calls the Finchley ABC club in North London home. The Haringey Box Cup was one of the contests Joshua had already won before 2009.

He won the senior ABA Championships in 2010, but he declined the chance to go pro, preferring to continue playing as an amateur until he had more trophies.

He missed out on a $60,000 paycheck by not joining the team. Later, he provided the following justification for his choice:

“It was simple to reject the £50,000 offer. I started playing the sport because I want to compete for medals, not money.”

In 2010, he won the GB amateur title and earned a position on the Great Britain Boxing squad. He came close to winning the European Championships in 2011, but Mihai Nistor of Romania upset him.

Despite maintaining a record of 40-3, he was nonetheless selected the Amateur Boxer of the Year in 2011.

Joshua was given an Olympic berth in 2012 thanks to his early performance.

He won the Olympic medal after a number of fiercely contested and contentious contests, however, some sports analysts claim that Joshua’s decision was influenced by the fact that the Olympics were held in England.

He received the Order of the British Empire membership the year after, in 2013, for his contributions to boxing.

Professional Success

By July 2013, it was official that Joshua had transitioned to the professional ranks under the Matchroom Sports advertising brand.

At the O2 Arena in London in October 2013, he won his first professional fight by first-round TKO over Italian Emanuele Leo.

After a very successful first year of professional work, Joshua, then 24 years old, won the WBC International Heavyweight Championship in October 2014 at the O2 Arena.

After defeating the unbeaten Scottish boxer Gary Cornish the following year, in September 2015, Joshua was crowned the Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion.

With only 90 seconds remaining in the opening round, Joshua was able to halt Cornish.

In December, not long after, he overcame Dillian Whyte, another unbeaten champion. It was stated that Joshua had earned three million pounds for this fight alone after the bout ended in a seventh-round knockout.

Joshua defeated IBF Heavyweight Champion Charles Martin in February 2016 at the O2 Arena to win his first global championship.

Then, in June, he won a seven-round fight with Dominic Breazeale. He defeated Eric Molina in November and held on to his IBF belt.

Personal Life

Joshua has had several encounters with the cops. He was placed on remand in Reading Prison in 2009 for picking fights, and upon release, he was required to wear an electronic ankle tag.

He was charged with marijuana possession in March 2011 after eight ounces of the substance were discovered in his car while he was being pulled over for speeding in North London.

Joshua was consequently expelled from the GB Boxing team and, after entering a guilty plea, was given a penalty of a 12-month community order and 100 hours of unpaid labor.

In order to sharpen his boxing skills, Joshua has admitted that he likes to play strategic games like chess. He does support Real Madrid even if he isn’t a huge soccer enthusiast.

Some of his boxing heroes, he has mentioned Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, Muhammad Ali, and Lennox Lewis.

Over the years, a few women and Joshua have been romantically involved. In 2014, it was said that he was seeing the model Cara Delevigne. Joshua and Nicole Osbourne, a dance instructor, welcomed a kid in 2015 who was called Joseph.

In 2016, he was seen with model Bella Hadid, which sparked suspicions that the two were dating. However, the relationship never took off.

Prominent Paydays

Joshua won the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight belts in April 2017 by defeating Wladimir Klitschko, improving his record to 19-0 with 19 knockouts. The bout brought in $17 million for him.

He then defeated Carlos Takam and won $12.5 million.

On June 1st, 2019, Andy Ruiz, Jr., a relative unknown, defeated Anthony. Ruiz won his previous match for $200,000 in cash. Ruiz received $7 million for defeating Joshua.

When all revenue from the fight is taken into account, Anthony earned $25 million. The defeat made a $60 million payoff for a scheduled fight with Deontay Wilder look very uncertain.

Anthony received a $60 million guarantee in December 2019 to help Ruiz get back on track in Saudi Arabia.

A $9 million guarantee was made for Andy. Anthony prevailed against the opponent in a judgment that was accepted by all.

Anthony Joshua made $42 million through endorsements and purse sales between June 2017 and June 2018. A large portion of that came from the $20 million he received from his bout with Alexander Povetkin.

His next match against Jarrell Miller, which was scheduled to pay him $25 million, was postponed because Miller tested positive for multiple drugs.

Anthony made an astounding $54 million between June 2018 and June 2019, the majority of which came from his match with Ruiz. He was among the highest-paid athletes in the world thanks to it alone.

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