Anthony Joshua is a two-time heavyweight champion and a professional boxer. Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua is his full name, and he was born on October 15, 1989, in Watford, Hertfordshire, to Yeta and Robert Joshua. His mother is from Nigeria, while his father is from Nigeria with Irish ancestors.
Anthony Joshua went to Ikenne’s Mayflower School, but when his parents split, he moved to the United Kingdom at the age of 12. After moving to the United Kingdom, he attended Kings Langley Secondary School in Hertfordshire, where he grew up in the Meriden Estate. He excelled in football and athletics while at school in the United Kingdom, breaking the school’s Year 9 100m record in 11.6 seconds.
He began boxing when he was 18 years old, after his cousin pushed him to do so. Anthony Joshua won the Haringey Box Cup in 2009 and 2010. He also won the ABA championships in his 18th bout in 2010, and he rejected down a professional contract offer of 50,000 Pounds. He later admitted that he turned down the money because he wanted to win medals rather than make money. He won the ABA championships again in 2011, but before that, in 2010, he had secured a spot on the GB boxing team and, in the same year, he defeated Amin Isa to become the British Amateur Champion at the GB Championships.
He defeated Eric Berechlin and Cathal McMonagle at the European Championships in June 2011. When he had an amateur record of 40-3 in 2011, the Boxing Writers Club of Great Britain named him Amateur Boxer of the Year. In 2011, Anthony Joshua overcame Italian incumbent champion Roberto Cammarelle and went on to face Eric Pfeifer at the World Championships, however he was defeated by Magomedrasul by a single point, earning him a silver medal. As a newcomer to the international scene, Anthony Joshua competed in the 2012 London Olympics against heavyweight boxers who had competed before him. He was awarded a Bronze medal at the end of the Olympics.
Anthony Joshua was stopped by the police in 2011 for speeding, and when he was searched, Herbal Cannabis was discovered in his sports bag. This was prior to his participation in the 2012 London Olympics. He was then suspended from the Great Britain boxing squad and given a one-year community service sentence. Anthony Joshua was made a member of the Order of the British Empire in 2013 for his significant contribution to the British boxing scene.
Anthony Joshua is the world’s second best active heavyweight, according to The Ring Magazine and the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, as of April 2020. He is a two-time IBF, WBO, IBOAND WBA (Super) heavyweight champion, having held the titles from 2016 to June 2019 and December 2019. He is of Nigerian descent, though he spent much of his childhood in the United Kingdom. Ben Ileyemi, his cousin, is also an undefeated professional boxer.
Anthony Joshua and his mother live in London, and their son, Joshua Bayley Prince Joshua, was born on October 5, 2015. Anthony Joshua’s long-term girlfriend Nicole Osborne gave birth to his kid. Anthony Joshua always tells the public that he has no time for romances because he is fully focused on his business, thus it’s unclear whether the two are officially dating.
|Real name||Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua|
|Date of birth||15 October 1989|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|State of Origin||Lagos|
|Riches source||Professional boxer|
|Net worth||$117 million|
Anthony Joshua has amassed a net worth of $117 million (48,140,939,925.00 ) as a result of his consistent and growing career since 2007, according to Forbes Ranked list, making him one of the richest boxers in the world today.
Anthony Joshua will earn a whopping £15 million for his bout against Oleksandr Usyk this weekend, cementing his reputation as Britain’s first £100 million boxer.
The pay-per-view percentage split for this fight is unknown, although Sporting Free speculated that it may be 60 percent for Joshua and 40 percent for Usyk.
When compared to his numerous colleagues in the world of sports, Anthony Joshua has a distinct lifestyle trait in that he lives a very simple life, despite being one of the richest boxers in the world today.
Since his public debut, he has been linked to three cars: one that he purchased for himself, another that was given to him, and the third that he purchased as a gift for his mother.
The Range Rover SVO Autobiography is his personal vehicle. Anthony Joshua’s car features one-of-a-kind door handles with Boxer glove patterns, tread plates imprinted with his initials, a special equipment storage compartment for all of his gear, and a chrome B-pillar plaque with his personal signature. This automobile will cost $90,000 in 2021. (N34, 533, 000).
The second vehicle in his garage is a Jaguar XJR, which was gifted to Anthony Joshua by Jaguar Land Rover ahead of his fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
His third vehicle is a Range Rover Sport, which he purchased for his mother.
Anthony Joshua is proving to be a property powerhouse after spending £7.5 million on residences in the last year.
The Watford-born world heavyweight champion became Britain’s first official £100 million boxer last week, as we reported. And it’s now been revealed that the 31-year-old has spent £10.2 million on real estate, the most of it in the last financial year.
Joshua’s property portfolio is managed by 258 Investments, and documents filed with Companies House show he has more than a dozen.
Between March 2019 and March 2020, he spent £7.5 million on pads, and his assets include a £1 million mansion in North London and three residences in Watford worth a total of £1.5 million.
After big battles against Andy Ruiz Jr., his fortune soared by £60 million in a year.