How much is Anthony Joshua worth?
|Net Worth:||$80 Million
|Date of Birth:||October 15, 1989|
Who Is Anthony Joshua
The British born Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, is a 30-year-old British professional boxer famous for his excellent in-ring career, his two-time unified heavyweight title reign, success at the international boxing scene and for winning gold at the Olympics for Britain in 2012. Known as ‘AJ’ by boxing fans and enthusiasts around the world, Anthony has had a star-studded career till now and he doesn’t show signs of stopping anytime soon.
He originally belongs to Watford. Both his parents have Nigerian descent with his father also having an Irish background. In his childhood, Joshua studied in Nigeria but after his parent’s divorce at the fragile age of 12, he returned to England and studied the rest of school in Kings Langley Secondary School. He was extremely athletic and sporty from his childhood and excelled in athletics in his school, this sparked his interest in the field of boxing and he starting pursuing his interest.
Anthony Joshua has a net worth of $80 million dollars, as of 2020.
How Did Anthony Joshua Get So Rich?
Due to the success of his amateur and professional career, Anthony Joshua is known to have a fortune of around $100 million. His fortune began increasing with his surprise entry to the professional scene in 2013 under the Matchroom Sport banner. His career started off with a bang getting three consecutive debut TKO’s in only the year 2013.
Anthony Joshua continued to dominate on the professional scene with TKO after TKO throughout his illustrious career. With a record of 22 wins without losses, his career suffered the first TKO loss by the hands of Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019 at the Madison Square Garden. Joshua took his revenge in his most recent bout and evened up the score via unanimous decision. Anthony Joshua has been featured in advertisements and sponsored by many AAA sports companies, giving rise to his wealth and making them one of the highest-paid British boxers in history. His last fight against Andy Ruiz Jr. earned him a sum of around $60 million because of the fan interest after the tough loss that Joshua took at the hands of the Mexican super-heavyweight. This has said to bring Joshua in the list of the highest-paid boxers of 2020.
Why Is He So Famous?
For both the success of his amateur and professional boxing career at a very young age, Anthony Joshua is very famous. Anthony’s rise to fame started with his pursuit of a boxing career. At the age of 18, he started his amateur career. With a grind of over 18 fights, in 2010 he was able to win the ABA championship. Although he was offered a huge sum of money to become professional this early in his career, he refused.
According to him, he wanted more wins and more medals because he didn’t take up the sport for money. He continued to box in the amateur scene and in 2011, he was named as the Boxer of the Year by BWC. Anthony had an amateur record of 40-3 which is partly the reason for such high fame and success. He burst into the world scene in late 2011, during the World boxing championship defeating Olympic winner Roberto Cammarelle of Italy who was the reigning champion back then. He finished the tournament with a silver medal and was picked up for the 2012 Olympics based on his excellent performance at the world boxing scene.
Anthony joined the 2012 Olympics in the super-heavyweight category, being quite new to the elite boxing scene, he had a lot to prove at the center stage of Olympics. His journey to the finals was a perilous and controversial one but as you know where there’s success there’s going to be critiqued. His last 16 match with the Cuban professional boxer Erislandy Savon was found to be very controversial, where critics and fans believed that Savon had won, but the win was declared in the favor of Anthony.
Going through many world-famous super-heavyweights, he finally reached the finale round with the Italian Olympian Robert Cammarelle. With two bad rounds, Joshua was declared as the winner in the final round as a result of count-back. He became a boxing gold medalist at the 2012 Olympics, even though some critics believed that it was a “home-decision”, most fans and critics believed that he deserved the victory and in turn the medal. Even before the start of his professional career, he became a famous and prized Olympian.
What Makes Him So Successful?
In 2013, Anthony was awarded the British Order of Excellent and was appointed as their member, reaching the peaks of success in the British Orders. The reason for his quick and lasting success has to be his dedication to the craft and his love for the sport, being offered to go professional early in his career, and still choosing to get gold for his country shows his patriotism.
That patriotism not only got him gold but it earned him the love, respect, and following of a huge crowd in Britain and all over the world. All the AAA brands including Under Armour and many others have ongoing endorsement deals with Joshua. Anthony owns his success to his passion and his amateur career where he was able to make such a huge mark on the world scene.
Anthony’s skills and smarts are also a major part of his success. His public image and his on-screen persona have played an important role in making him a fan favorite and getting him the success that he has. His devastating record of over 21 TKO’s and only 2 unanimous decisions made him incredibly successful in the professional boxing scene and everybody wants to get a ticket to see him fight.
Anthony’s story of riches, success, and fame, is an inspirational one for a lot of people out there. You can see how he was able to become who he is due to his dedication and hard work. Anyone can fulfill their dreams if they are ready to put in the required effort and if they love what they’re doing, regardless of what it pays.