|Popular Name:||Anthony Joshua, AJ|
|Birth Name:||Anthony OluwafemiOlesani Joshua|
|Birth Date:||15th October 1989|
|Birth Place:||Watford, Hertfordshire, England|
|Height:||6ft 6 inches|
|Children:||Joseph Bayley Temioluwa Prince Joshua|
|Net Worth:||$80 Million|
Anthony Joshua popularly called AJ is a Nigerian British professional fighter who has a net worth of $80 million. Anthony is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world procuring $50-60 million every year, or more.
As an amateur, he was the representative for England at the 2011 World Championships in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal; he was also the representative for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold. In 2014, he was named Prospect of the Year by The_Ring_(magazine).
Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a significant professional authorizing body. He is also the first British heavyweight to do as such. As of February 2020, Joshua is positioned as the world’s best active heavyweight by BoyxRec.
Read on as we give you all the details you need to know about Anthony Joshua net worth, biography, rise to fame, and many more.
Anthony Joshua Childhood
Anthony Oluwafemi Olesani Joshua was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, in October 1989. Joshua won a gold medal as a representative of Britain at the 2012 Olympics. He won a silver medal as a representative of England at the 2011 World Championships.
He invested a portion of his childhood years going to a boarding school in Nigeria. His folks separated when he was 12, and Anthony eventually returned to England. He performed exceedingly well at football and track.
Anthony Joshua Career
Anthony started boxing at 18 in the year 2007. In 2010 he won the senior England_Boxing_National_Amateur_Championships. He rejected more than $60,000 to become a professional. Clarifying his actions later he said: “Turning down that £50,000 was simple. I didn’t take up the game for cash, I need to win medals.
” He became British amateur champion then European amateur champion. In 2011 he was the amateur boxer of the year with an impressive amateur record of 40-3. He went to the 2012 London Olympics as the game’s home-country boxer.
In spite of getting an extreme draw, he proceeded to win gold in the Super-heavyweight division. Joshua made his professional boxing debut in October 2013 crushing Emanuele Leo. In December 2013, he was honored as a Member_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire. All of these essentially framed the foundation of Anthony Joshua net worth.
In October 2014, he vanquished Denis Bakhtov to win the empty WBC International heavyweight title. Joshua won the empty Commonwealth heavyweight title and held the WBC International heavyweight title when he beat Gary Cornish in September 2015.
He held his two titles and won the empty British heavyweight title in December 2015 over Dillian Whyte. Joshua won the IBF heavyweight title defeating Charles Martin, in April 2016.
In April 2017, he crushed Wladimir Klitschko to win the empty WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles bringing his record to 19 – 0 with the 19 wins being knockouts. He earned $17 million from the fight. He at that point, earned $12.5 million fighting Carlos Takam.
In June of 2019, Anthony was vanquished by a relatively obscure boxer named Andy Ruiz Jr. In Ruiz’s past match, he made $200,000. For overcoming Joshua, Ruiz made $7 million. Anthony earned $25 million from the fight when all pay sources are incorporated. The misfortune initially set an anticipated future $60 million payday to fight Deontay Wilder.
In December 2019, Anthony was ensured $60 million to right Ruiz again in Saudi Arabia. Andy was ensured $9 million. A rematch occurred on 7 December 2019 at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. Joshua came in at 237 pounds, about ten pounds difference from the pair’s first match.
On the other hand, Ruiz tipped the scales at 284 pounds,16 more than previously. On the night, Joshua boxed a meticulously planned fight, avoiding Ruiz as much as possible with his hit and abstaining from exchanging punches very closely as he had in their first experience. Joshua won through the unanimous decision to recover the unified heavyweight title.
Age, Weight, and Height
Anthony Joshua is currently 30 years old, weighs 113kg, and is 6ft 6 inches tall
Anthony Joshua Net Worth
Anthony Joshua net worth is an estimated $80 Million. From June 2017 to June 2018, he received $42 million from deals, salaries, and endorsements. A lot of that stemmed from the $20 million he earned from fighting Alexander Povetkin.
He was supposed to earn $25 million for his proposed fight against Jarrell Miller which was dropped after Miller failed a few medication tests. From June 2018 and June 2019, Anthony earned a whopping sum of $54 million, most of which originated from his fight against Ruiz. That was sufficient to make him one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.
Joshua has communicated an enthusiasm for chess just as reading as an approach to fortify his boxing and strategic abilities. He was a bricklayer before taking up full-time boxing.
In March 2011, Joshua was stopped by the cops for speeding in Colindale, North London. He was found with eight ounces (226.8 grams) of homegrown cannabis covered up in a sports bag pack in his Mercedes-Benz. He was charged with ownership and plan to supply a class B drug, an offense that conveys at least a 14-year sentence.
Joshua was suspended from the GB Boxing crew, and sentenced to 12-month community service and 100 hours of unpaid work by the crown court.
The state of AJ’s love and relationship life is unknown; the super athlete has not been open about this subject. However, he has a son by name of Joseph BayleyTemioluwa Prince Joshua.
Anthony Joshua has had a super successful boxing career, earning victories unhitched until his 2019’s loss to Ruiz. AJ as he is fondly called has since reclaimed his lost belt from Ruiz and looks to keep winning more bouts.