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Anthony Joshua is Ranked Among the Richest Boxers in the World

London, UK: Anthony Joshua v Jermaine Franklin, Heavyweight Contest 1 April 2023 Picture By Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing Anthony Joshua after his points victory

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

Deontay Wilder, 36, of Alabama, ranks sixth on the list with a net worth of $30 million. Wilder has faced some of boxing’s top stars, including Tyson Fury and Luis Ortiz. He has won 42 of his 45 fights, 41 of which he has won by knockout.

Wilder is famed for his devastating right hand, which has earned him the reputation of a knockout specialist.

6. Gennady Golovkin

Golovkin from Kazakhstan in sixth place with a net worth of $30m, Sonny Bill Williams in seventh with a net worth of $25m, and former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in 8th place worth $10m.

7. Sonny Williams

Williams is in seventh with a net worth of $25m.

8. Andy Ruiz Jr.

Former world champion Ruiz is in 8th place and is worth $10m. Ruiz famously shocked Joshua in 2019 by stripping him of the world titles with a technical knockout at the Madison Square Garden.

9. Sergio Martinez

Argentine pugilist Martinez, aged 48 and the oldest on the list, holds a net worth of $10m in joint eighth position with Ruiz. Martinez has held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the unified middleweight titles from 2010 to 2014.

10. Ryan Garcia

25-year-old Garcia is the youngest boxer on this list and worth $10m. Garcia has fought against some of the biggest names in boxing, including Luke Campbell and Francisco Fonseca. He has won 22 of his 23 professional fights, with 18 of those wins coming by knockout.

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