Who is Anthony Joshua and what is his net worth 2018? Anthony Joshua, MBE is a well-known professional British boxer. There are many boxers who are actively making their career bright. Under this situation, below article will let you know complete details of Anthony Joshua as a boxer.
Anthony Joshua was born on born 15 October 1989 in Watford to parents who belong to Nigerian origin. Joshua’s cousin is fellow undefeated official boxer named Ben lleyemi. Joshua and his cousin pair made their professional debuts in year 2013 combined. While he was growing up on the Meriden Estate in Garston, located in Hertfordshire, Joshua was named as ‘Femi’ by his former teachers and friends, because of his middle name as -‘Oluwafemi’. Joshua outshined at football as well as sports and ruined the Year Nine 100m top score with a minimum time of 11.6 seconds, registering his passion.
Being an inexpert Joshua represented Britain at year 2012 Olympics, receiving a gold medal in the super-heavyweight segment; he even represented England country at year 2011 World Championships, receiving silver. Being a late starter, Joshua just started boxing in year 2007, at an age of 18, when his cousin recommended he can do it.
Joshua was bestowed with the senior ABA Championships in year 2010, in only his 18th attack, and then turned down £50,000 to turn out as a professional boxer. In year 2010, Joshua’s national success received him a position on the team named GB Boxing team and then in the same year he turned out as the British amateur champion after defeating boxer named Amin Isa.
Joshua is the second most successful British boxer, after boxer named James DeGale, to be bestowed with both a gold medal at the Olympics games as well as a world title by a professional sanctioning organisation. Joshua was also the first British heavyweight to accomplish this, adding to his fame.
Education: Anthony Joshua was brought up for few of his early years in Nigeria and came back to the UK halfway by Year Seven to appear in Kings Langley Secondary School.
Net Worth of Anthony Joshua
The estimated overall net-worth of Anthony Joshua is around $13 million. Joshua fought against boxer named Dillian Whyte in a match for the title – British Heavyweight, while also protecting his title of Commonwealth Heavyweight for the leading time. It is suggested that Joshua grossed £3 million for this fight only, as a consequence of adoption a 5-year deal with Matchroom. This appears that Joshua accepts a share of the PPV revenue earned by him.
Though Joshua is 28-year-old, he prefers to live at home along with his social worker mother named Yeta Odusanya in the north London region of Golders Green.
For this, he clarified that all he needs is a place to rest his head. He added that it will be nice to have a larger space, however more for his family to enjoy, not because of people’s hopes.
A week later a fight was declared against Breazeale, Joshua publicised a recent multi-fight deal with U.S. broadcaster Showtime, adding to his business model. This fight was broadcasted live in the States by Showtime later they signed up as Joshua’s special U.S. partner.
Joshua was also selected Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 New Year Honours for attainments to boxing.
Anthony Joshua has held the IBF heavyweight title since year 2016, having formerly attained the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles from year 2015 to 2016.
On 2 November 2016, the WBA agreed to consent a unification fight for the WBA ‘super’ title between Joshua and Klitschko. This agreement was such that if Joshua reserved his belt against Molina the fight will be arranged on 29 April 2017 at Wembley Stadium in London.
Though he started little late, Anthony Joshua has attained success in the field of boxing which very few boxers can. Joshua currently holds heavyweight title which is a matter of pride and fame.