Anthony Joshua Becomes Second Richest Boxer In The World
Anthony Joshua is now officially the second richest boxer in the world after selling out two huge football stadiums for his last two fights.
On top of the earnings made from giving his opponents the what’s for, Anthony Joshua also has a bunch of sponsorship deals with Lynx, Lucozade and Jaguar that likely add to that lucrative bank account.
To save money on rent, Joshua apparently still crashes at his mum’s house.
That being said when he wants to be AJ the boxer and not modest little Anthony, he has a huge mansion in the posh London suburbs, setting him back around £86,000 a month.
The 28-year-old Watford native has now risen on the boxing rich list thanks to the combined £25 million he made from his victories over Wladamir Klitschko and Carlos Takam this year.
He managed to attract 180,000 fans to Wembley and the Millennium Stadium.
AJ has been bumped up above Gennady Golovkin and Terence Crawford, sitting closely behind top spot Canelo Alvarez.
Joshua moves past Golovkin on the list, because, simply put, he’s the bigger draw with the ability to make much higher purses.
And it doesn’t matter if he’s fighting the long-term heavyweight champion or a journeyman.
As for will-he-won’t-he rival Deontay Wilder, well… he’s not even close.
While still successful and rich, Wilder only lists at number seven.
He’s sure to make plenty money if AJ accepts his offer to get in the ring next year following his absolute decimation of Bermane Stiverne last week.
Wilder displayed his trademark wild style, knocking out Stiverne as the heavyweight champ caught him with some brutal punches, including a devastating left-right combination.
‘The Bronze Bomber’ dropped Stiverne no fewer than three times in the first round of his latest title defence.
Wilder was taken the full distance for the only time in his career when he beat Stiverne on points to claim the WBC belt back in January, 2015.
This time around he finished the fight with just seconds left in the opening round, taking his undefeated record to 39 victories – 38 by way of knockout.
Wilder said in his post fight interview:
I know I am the best. Are you up for the test? I’ve been waiting on that fight for a long time now.
I declare war upon you. Do you accept my challenge?
Promoter Eddie Hearn was more than happy to reply following AJ’s victory over Takam.
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He told Sky Sports:
I think 2018, we want to see Deontay Wilder against Anthony Joshua, no question.
I was really interested to see the weight of Deontay Wilder on the scales, 15st 9. I texted that to Anthony today, Deontay Wilder, 15st 9.
I shouldn’t really tell you the reply, but it was ‘I’ll eat him,’ and the size difference is huge.
It’s two-and-a-half stone now between those two.
This would be amazing. Let’s hope it happens.