Anthony Joshua is a British professional boxer and he has a successful boxing career. Anthony is the world’s highest-paid athletes and earns $50-60 million per year. He is won many heavyweight championships and at one time held the world heavyweight championship. Let’s dig in more into the boxers’ life.
Anthony Joshua was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England in October 1989. Joshua has won a gold medal when he was representing Britain at the 2012 Olympics. He also won a silver medal while he represented England at the 2011 World Championships. He attended a boarding school in Nigeria and spent his childhood and early teens there. His parents got a divorce when he was just 12 years old. When his parents separated he returned to England and planned to start his career. He was interested in playing sports from his early childhood.
Anthony began boxing when he was just18 years old. In 2007 he started an unofficial boxing career which later ended up making him into a successful boxer. He won the senior ABA Championship in 2010 and gained a lot of popularity. He participated in the British amateur championship and then was also a part of the European amateur champion.
He was named as the amateur boxer of the year and held a record of 40-3. He later participated in the 2012 London Olympics and played as a home boxer at the event. He managed to win gold in the Super-heavyweight division and achieved endless success there. Joshua made his boxing debut in October 2013 and won over the renowned boxer Emanuele Leo.
He has defeated the popular boxer Denis Bakhtov and won the WBC International heavyweight title. He also won the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title and beat Gary Cornish in September 2015. Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko and won the vacant WBA (Super) and IBO heavyweight titles. He has also maintained a record of 19 – 0 with 19 knockouts.
Anthony had a bad phase in his career when he was defeated by an unknown boxer named Andy. Anthony generally makes $25 million from a single fight and all his income sources are from his boxing career. Anthony has had a successful boxing career and he has managed to beat many renewed boxers to date. His success rate is very high as compared to other boxers. The boxer is an inspiration to many and has managed to achieve success by beating most of the renowned boxers.
In June 2017 and June 2018, Anthony Joshua has earned $42 million from participating in different purses and endorsements. He has earned around $20 million from fighting Alexander Povetkin. He was promised to earn $25 million in his next fight with Jarrell Miller but it got canceled after Miller failed the drug tests. In 2018 and June 2019, Anthony managed to earn around $54 million, and most of the income came from his fight against Ruiz. Anthony Joshua has a net worth of $80 million as of 2020 and he has acquired this net worth from his boxing career. He is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world.