Londoner Anthony Joshua is the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He’s previously held four titles, the IBO, IBF, WBA and WBO, and as a result, he’s not only generated a significant net worth since turning pro in 2013, but he’s amassed some serious career earnings too.
People look at Anthony Joshua now, also commonly called AJ, and feel the thirty-three-year-old is somewhat of a spent force. After losing his titles in a shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr, he regained them but has since lost them, this time to Oleksandr Usyk. Joshua once again engaged in a rematch in an attempt to take back his belts, but he came up short during the bout in Saudi Arabia, another where he made multi-millions of pounds.
Anthony Joshua Net Worth – £80,000,000
According to reports, AJ is said to have amassed a personal fortune and net worth in the region of £80 million. And what is interesting is that if you go back just several years, his net worth was believed to have been around half that. In reality, the reason Joshua has got to the level of wealth he’s currently at is because he’s a boxer who has always been willing to take on the biggest and best opponents, and he’s also a very marketable sports person, as seen by his endless list of endorsements.
In terms of the money AJ has made from high-profile bouts with some of the best boxers that have increased his net worth significantly, it’s said that from fighting Wladimir Klitschko, Andy Ruiz Jr twice and Usyk once, the Watford-born DAZN star made in the region of £110 million. And that doesn’t include all the added incentives to go with that. You then must factor in that he’s since fought Usyk again in Saudi Arabia and penned a long-term broadcasting deal with DAZN as part of his agreement with promotor Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport outfit.
At present, after successive losses to Ukrainian Usyk, Joshua has gone back to the drawing board of sorts. He’s relocated to the US and changed his training team once again. So, ultimately, he won’t be in the most high-profile of fights until he finds his form. His next bout is scheduled to take place at London’s O2 Arena against Jermaine Franklin, who lost to AJ’s rival Dillain Whyte narrowly last time out. It’s a smaller venue, and he’ll receive less income as a result.
It could ultimately mean that Joshua has to rely on his sponsorship arrangements and brand deals to supplement his earnings. Leading companies such as Entain, who own casino brand PartyCasino, and other well known gaming businesses, will have the financial muscle to attract AJ, could enter the mix, especially if, like Entain, they already have agreements with other sporting people, outfits and organisations. But, the long-term goal for Joshua and his net worth is to get back to the top of the sport and be in the biggest fights once again, which could happen in the coming months.