Joshua, who was born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England, began boxing when he was 18 years old, as a late starter. He won the Haringey Box Cup in 2009 and 2010. He won the senior ABA Championship the same year.
Joshua won a silver medal in the super-heavyweight division as an amateur while representing England in the 2011 World Champions. He won gold for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics the following year.
Joshua made his pro debut in 2013, defeating Emanuele Leo via TKO. The following year, he defeated Denis Bakjotv for the WBC international heavyweight title. The following year, he defeated Corning and Dillian Whyte to win the Commonwealth and British heavyweight titles. Joshua won the IBF heavyweight title in 2016, Wladimir Klitschko won the WBA and IBO heavyweight titles, and Joseph Parker won the WBO heavyweight title in 2016.
Joshua is ranked as the world’s third-best active heavyweight by BoxRec, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring as of October 2021, fourth by ESPN, and seventh pound for pound by BoxRec. In December 2018, he was awarded an OBE to become an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his efforts in representing the United Kingdom by Charles, Prince of Wales.
Anthony Joshua’s Net Worth and Salary
In 2022, Joshua’s net worth is expected to be $80 million. This British fighter has earned approximately $120 million from 25 professional fights, including purse payouts, PPV revenue, and endorsement earnings. He is expected to earn around $47 million in 2020. This placed him 19th on Forbes’ list of the World’s Highest-Paid Athletes.
His most deserved fight was his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr., in which he won and received over $60 million in prize money. Joshua told GQ in an interview that he wants to be a top earner in boxing and sports in general.
Anthony Joshua Career
Joshua began his athletic career as a football player before switching to boxing in his late teens.
He was a standout in football and athletics as a kid. He also showed great promise as a sprinter when he broke the 100-meter record in 11.6 seconds.
Joshua has successfully defended four of the six heavyweight titles he has held, and he was a finalist for BBC Sports Personality of the Year. He is well-known for fighting in high-profile fights with large financial stakes in front of record-breaking crowds.
He has successfully represented Great Britain in the Olympics, Commonwealth Games, and numerous other international athletic competitions.
Anthony Joshua won the Haringey Boxing Cup twice in a row in 2009 and 2010. During his blazing 20s, he won every one of his 18 amateur fights.
At the London 2012 Summer Olympics, he won a gold medal. He has established himself as a fearsome puncher and top-tier opponent as a result of his incredible rise from the amateur ranks to the world championships.
Joshua defeated Emanuele Leo via TKO in his professional debut in 2013. He won the WBC International Heavyweight Championship in 2014 by defeating Denis Bakjtov. Joshua won the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles in 2015 after defeating Gary Cornish and Dillian Whyte.
He then defeated IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin in 2016 to win his first world title. In order to keep this title, he defeated Dominic Breazeale.
In 2017, he faced Eric Molina in what turned out to be his second IBF title defence. Joshua continued to win, and the average number of people watching his matches increased.
The most important match Joshua had to face was against Klitschko. Klitschko, a boxing legend, had only lost three of his professional fights. It was an opportunity for Joshua to keep his perfect record in front of his home crowd. Joshua won after 11 rounds of combat.
There was talk of the two men fighting again, but on August 3, 2017, Klitschko announced his retirement from boxing, putting an end to those rumours.
Kubrat Pulev was Anthony Joshua’s next opponent in his WBA title defence.
Due to an injury, Carlos Takam took over Pulev’s position. This caused quite a stir, given that over 70,000 tickets had already been sold. Crowds flocked to the venue on the day of the fight, however, to see Joshua successfully defend his title.
He would then compete against Joseph Parker for his maximum career earnings of £18 million. The fight was scheduled for January 8, 2018, at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium. In a thrilling fight, Joshua successfully defended his WBO title. He also kept his WBA, IBF, and IBO belts.
The most anticipated rematch, themed “The Rage on the Red Sea” was scheduled to hold at the indoor arena at King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, August 20, 2022.
In the fight, Joshua is hoping to defend his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight belts. The fight will also get Joshua closer to being the undisputed champion if he can reclaim the crowns.
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Professional Boxing Record
Anthony Joshua has emerged triumphant in 24 of his 26 professional bouts.
2) Paul Butlin (TKO)
3) Hrvoje Kisicek (TKO)
4) Dorian Darch (TKO)
5) Hector Avila (TKO)
6) Matt Legg (TKO)
7) Matt Skelton (TKO)
8) Konstantin Airich (TKO)
9 Denis Bakhtov (TKO)
10) Michael Sprott (TKO)
11) Jason Gavern (TKO)
12) Raphael Zumbano Love (TKO)
13) Kevin Johnson (TKO)
14) Gary Cornish (TKO)
15) Dillian Whyte (TKO)
16) Charles Martin (TKO)
17) Dominic Breazeale (TKO)
18) Eric Molina (TKO)
19) Wladimir Klitschko (TKO)
20) Carlos Takam (TKO)
21) Joseph Parker (UD)
22) Alexander Povetkin (TKO)
23) defeated by Andy Ruiz Jr (TKO)
24) Andy Ruiz Jr (UD)
25) Kubrat Pulev (KO)
26) defeated by Oleksandr Usyk (UD)
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