Pro boxer Anthony Joshua just emerged victorious against Kubrat Pulev and defended his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles at the SSE Arena at Wembley.
Anthony Joshua Net Worth is around $55 Million
Anthony Joshua, according to essentiallysports.com has an estimated net worth of approximately $55 Million. His income comes from his pro boxing career and his endorsements with brands like Under Armour.
What did Tyson Fury say about Anthony Joshua?
After successfully defending his heavyweight title, Anthony Joshua was called out by none other than famous pro boxer, Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury said that he was eager to step in the ring with Anthony Joshua and said that the latter was ‘tailor-made’ for an early knockout. In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Tyson Fury said,
“I’m not just saying it because he’s going to be a rival of mine, he’s going to be one of my opponents.”
Nigerian boy who went on to become star high school athlete
Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua was born on the 15th of October in the year 1989 in Watford, Hertfordshire. His mother’s name was Yeta and was Nigerian and his father’s name was Robert Joshua and was of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. His Nigerian culture can be traced back to the aristocratic rank of the Yoruba People.
Anthony Joshua was a student at Mayflower School and then returned to the United Kingdom after his parent’s divorce and studied at Kings Langley Secondary School where he excelled as a star athlete and also broke the year nine record for 100 meters in 11,6 seconds.
Anthony Joshua’s Life outside boxing
Anthony Joshua is an avid chess enthusiast and also a huge fan of reading during his free time. In the year 2009, he was in Prison for fighting and was released with an ankle bracelet. He has also had a few run in with the police for possession of marijuana and went on to be charged with the offence of intent to supply the class B drug.
Anthony Joshua’s Amateur career
Anthony Joshua made his debut as a boxer in 2007 at the young age of 18 and was a part of the Finchley ABC club in Barnet. He kick-started his boxing career by winning the 2009 and 2010 Haringey Box cup. He then went on to turn down the offer of fifty thousand pounds and in an interview he said,
“Turning down that £50,000 was easy. I didn’t take up the sport for money, I want to win medals.”
His domestic success is what gained him a place as a professional boxer on the GB boxing team where he went on to win the British amateur champion after defeating Amin Isa.