By Lucy Cooper

10th October 2019

Anthony Joshua Net Worth: From Brickie To Boxing Legend

Anthony Joshua net worth of £60 million has been growing exponentially since he landed the Olympics gold medal back in 2012; and so have his titles…

Where Did It All Begin?

AJ, as he’s known to his fans and in the boxing-sphere, didn’t actually take up the sport until he was 18. Before finding his gloves, he was actually making his way on a construction site as a bricklayer. It was his boxer cousin, Ben Ileyemi, who started the ball rolling and encouraged him in to the ring.

Then, in just five years, he had won the Olympic gold medal in the London 2012 games. Since, he’s made his name as one of the most well- known and followed athletes in the UK, and around the world (his good looks definitely help).

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Until June of this year he had the IBO, IBF and the WBA (Super) World Heavyweight Titles, all of which he aims to win back from his rematch with Andy Ruiz in December.

Previous to the match against Ruiz that lost him his titles, Joshua had a clean record of 19 matches and 19 KOs, with just three of his opponents lasting more than six rounds.

 

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He Hasn’t Always Won…

Boxing put him back on the straight and narrow, with something to focus on, after being arrested in 2011 for possession and intent to supply of marijuana.

The world heavyweight champion was sentenced to 100 hours community service, adding to his criminal record which started back in 2009 when he had to wear an ankle strap after street fighting (can’t imagine the other party got off lightly against AJ).

Luckily he got in to his discipline and wound up winning the gold medal. Shortly after he was offered £50k to go pro there and then, but he turned it down as at the time he had no interest in becoming pro (despite having money worries).

 

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I’m blessed. I’m humbled. I’m in KSA 🇸🇦

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But, AJ could probably sense bigger things on the horizon, admitting:

“I didn’t take up the sport for money. I want to win medals.”

Just a few years later, he bagged both, winning his world titles and pocketing up to £10m a fight! He’s now even overtaken one of his biggest competitors, Tyson Fury, in terms of net worth, by about 25 million.

Anthony Joshua Net Worth: Doing It For His Son

His success in the sport has paved the way for a secure future ahead for his little boy. For those who didn’t know AJ is actually a father, to his four- year old son- Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince Joshua.

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Not much of a ladies’ man these days, having not been linked to anyone for a while, choosing to focus instead on his career, he reportedly split with his son’s Mum back in 2016.

Not long after welcoming their son in October 2015, Nicole Osbourne and AJ were claimed to have split. As his personal life goes, not much has surfaced in that department but we expect him to be flooded with options. Unfortunately for us all, he’s remaining focussed on his career goals instead:

“My time training means there is not much time for girlfriends. If people can ride with me for the next 10 to 12 years I would really appreciate it, but if they can’t foresee the future I’d rather they jump off the boat because I can’t stop for no one right now.”

Anthony Joshua Net Worth: Staying Grounded 

He might have money to burn, and a black card in his pocket, but AJ has never forgotten his roots. In 2017 he moved back on to his Mum’s council flat despite previously renting a £20k a week mansion. Proving money hasn’t stolen his morals and humility, he prides himself on not valuing ‘things’ and money over what’s important.

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“It’s connecting the family and making all the generations understand that no one problem is bigger than us.”

Anthony Joshua Net Worth: A Bump In The Road

2019 Anthony is especially focussed, during the run up to the biggest fight of his life- the rematch with Andy Ruiz. The well-anticipated match, confirmed by his boxing promoter Eddie Hearn, is set to take place in Saudi Arabia on 7th December this year.

After losing (for the first time in his career) to American-Mexican fighter Andy Ruiz Jr back in June, he’s made it his mission since to gain back his titles.

 

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Neutral grounds – LETS GO – Dec 7th, time to be 2X – 258MGT 👑

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Ruiz was actually a spur of the moment replacement, just five weeks before the big night, after AJ’s original competitor, Jarrell Miller was withdrawn after a failed drugs test.

Speaking of his, rather unexpected defeat (to him and the world, really):

“It’s an upset, it’s unexpected. I was the favourite. One shot hit me on the top of the dome and rattled me a bit. I tried to stay in there a few more rounds but the better man won.”

 

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This is Andy’s night, congratulations Champ 🇲🇽

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Showing no signs of bitterness, he claimed:

“I don’t underestimate anyone. He’s a decent puncher, a decent fighter. He was the better man.”

His unbeaten track record (well, before his recent fight) is testament to his unrivalled level of training and determination that he owes his fortune and titles to. Raking in £15m ALONE from his fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley, it’s no surprise that his net worth sits at around £60 million, according to reports.

Anthony Joshua Net Worth: The Perks

He might be a multi-millionaire, but evidence that he’s truly made it comes in the form of his Nando’s black card. THE DREAM. Unlimited, free Nando’s- that’s a true sign of success.

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If his huge success and wealth (and black card) isn’t enough proof of his commitment to the sport, he’s also been knighted with an MBE, back in 2013. When presented with it, Prince Charles joked:

“Shouldn’t you be playing basketball?”

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Anthony Joshua Net Worth: An Expensive Face

As well as the millions he rakes in from his boxing, he’s also markets and faces a plethora of big brands across his social media, including Under Armour, Jaguar, LandRover, Beats, British Airways and Hugo Boss. Only the best for AJ…

Putting his name on anything is likely to sell, never mind his own brand, AJbxing, selling fitness products and apparel.

 

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We don’t do 247. We do 258. Follow @ajbxng, fitness products & lifestyle apparel launching 25th May worldwide 🌍 #AJBXNG

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There seems to be no limits to AJ’s ever-growing net worth…

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