Nigerians have excelled in many sports in recent years, including boxing, with Anthony Joshua emerging as one of the world’s richest boxers in terms of net worth.
In January 2022, Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions made a record-breaking purse bid of £31 million to host Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte.
The noise of the audience and knockout blows in boxing frequently translate into multi-million dollar payments, propelling boxers into the upper echelons of fortune.
According to a report, Joshua and others are among the top 10 richest boxers in the world, and here is the whole list:
1. Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez of Mexico is the richest active boxer in the world, with a net worth of $180 million.
Alvarez, 33, has won many world championships in four weight classes ranging from light middleweight to light heavyweight, including three unified titles and two lineal crowns.
2. Anthony Joshua
Joshua’s quick rise to the upper echelons of financial prowess, at 34 years old, reflects his savagery within the squared circle. The Watford-born pugilist is known for his explosive punches and an amazing record of 26 victories in 29 fights, with a startling 23 of those victories ending by knockout. He has demonstrated his supremacy against prominent opponents including as Wladimir Klitschko, Dillian White, and Charles Martin.
3. Tyson Fury
The British heavyweight maestro, Tyson Fury, 35, stands tall in third place with a net worth of $65m. With 33 victories in 34 bouts, including 24 knockouts, Fury’s showdowns against Wilder and Derek Chisora have added luster to his illustrious career.
4. Oleksandr Usyk
Oleksandr Usyk, a Ukrainian sensation, is fourth on the list with a net worth of $50 million. Usyk has held many world championships in two weight classes, including the unified heavyweight titles in 2021 and the Ring magazine title since 2022.
5. Deontay Wilder