AJ’s full name is Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua OBE. And currently, he is a British professional boxer. He is a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles twice between 2016 and 2021. At the regional level, he held the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016.
As a boxer, Anthony Joshua represented England at the 2011 World Championships in the super-heavyweight division, winning a silver medal. The 32-year old also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold. A year after turning professional, he was named Prospect of the Year by The Ring magazine in 2014. In the year 2017, his victorious fight against Wladimir Klitschko was named Fight of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers Association of America. The British-born fither, Anthony Joshua is the second British boxer, after James DeGale, to win both a gold medal at the Olympics and a world title by a major professional sanctioning body, as well as the first British heavyweight to do so.
In 2011, when he Bagged a silver in the World Championship, Anthony Joshua came to the public eye after winning the gold at the 2012 London Olympics. His first professional boxing fight was at the O2 Arena against Emmanuele Leo, who he beat in the first round. In 2020, Leo sat down with sky sports and had this to say about his Joshua – “It was like two guys just coming out with their heart on their sleeve, trading, and I really enjoyed it.
“You could see he was game, he could take a shot, he’s got a winner’s mentality.”
In the month of October 2021, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was ranked as the world’s third-best active heavyweight by BoxRec, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and The Ring, and fourth by ESPN, as well as the seventh-best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec. Unarguably, Anthony Joshua has been ranked by BoxRec as among the world’s top 10 heavyweights since 2014, and was ranked at No. 1 at the conclusion of 2016 and 2017. The most pivotal part of it is that his knockout-to-win percentage stands at 91.67%, with an overall knockout percentage of 63.64% in world heavyweight title fights.
According to reports, Joshua was born on 15 October 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire, the son of Yeta and Robert Joshua. Anthony Joshua’s mother is Nigerian, while his father is of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. This is to say that Anthony Joshua’s Nigerian background can be specifically traced back to the Yoruba people, amongst whom he is of aristocratic rank. Joshua also has a cousin, Ben Ileyemi, who is also a professional boxer. Both of them made their professional debuts together in 2013. Nevertheless, Anthony Joshua spent some of his early years in Nigeria as a boarding school student at Mayflower School in Ikenne. Due to the fact that his parents divorced when he was 12, he returned to the UK halfway through Year Seven to join Kings Langley Secondary School. Growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, Hertfordshire, he was called “Femi” by his friends and former teachers, due to his middle name, Oluwafemi. The British boxer excelled at football and athletics and broke his school’s Year Nine 100 m record with a time of 11.6 seconds
Anthony Joshua’s Net Worth in 2022
According to various sources, including Forbes, and celebritynetworth.com it is claimed that Anthony Joshua’s Net Worth in 2022 is estimated at $80 million.
It has been made clear that initially with Showtime, Anthony Joshua left his 8 – year contract to pocket a gigantic $1 billion deal with DAZN and his promoters Matchbook sports. Joshua’s 2 main event fights with Andy Ruiz Jr. and recent endorsements with Jaguar, Hugo Boss and many other reputed brands have played a big part in his impressive net worth.
Ever since he put the pen to the paper for the Tyson Fury fight, many are estimating his net worth to take another jump.
Anthony Joshua’s Career Earnings
From 25 pro fights, Joshua has earned around $120 million including the purse payouts, PPV revenue, and endorsements earnings. In his recent ninth-round knockout of Kubrat Pulev, Joshua is believed to have earned £10 million.
Below are his 10 fight earnings –
|10||Dominic Breazeale||£4.5 million||W||2016|
|9||Charles Martin||£5 million||W||2016|
|8||Eric Molina||£5 million||W||2016|
|7||Carlos Takam||£10 million||W||2017|
|6||Kubrat Pulev||£10 million||W||2020|
|5||Wladimir Klitschko||£15 million||W||2017|
|4||Joseph Parker||£20 million||W||2018|
|3||Alexander Povetkin||£20 million||W||2018|
|2||Andy Ruiz Jr.||£25 million||L||2019|
|1||Andy Ruiz Jr.||£60 million||W||2019|