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Nigerian-British Boxer Anthony Joshua Earns $83 Million in the Past Year

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

Anthony Joshua, a Nigerian-born British boxer, has solidified his heavyweight domination with a four-fight winning streak, including a spectacular knockout of Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia in March. Forbes’ 2024 list places him among the world’s highest-paid athletes.


The 34-year-old, known for his marketability, earned an estimated $83 million in the past year, ranking 16th on the list. Fight purses made up a sizable amount of his earnings, with $75 million coming from his past four victories. Joshua’s stunning performances cemented his status as a heavyweight force.


Endorsement partnerships with firms like Under Armour, Beats By Dre, and Lucozade added $8 million to his earnings. This amount includes earnings from appearances, collectibles, and licensing.


Joshua’s recent TKO victory secured his return to heavyweight dominance. This victory over Francis Ngannou, the former UFC heavyweight champion, was his fourth in a row following his rematch defeat to unified champion Oleksandr Usyk (22-0). According to reports, the fight purse for this overwhelming show totaled $50 million.


Prior to his 2019 upset loss to Andy Ruiz Jr., Joshua had a perfect record of 22 consecutive professional victories and held the heavyweight title from 2016 to 2019.


With Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk’s heavyweight title rematch set for October, many regard Joshua as the frontrunner to face Usyk next. This would require him to begin training in August after a little hiatus.


Joshua hopes to eclipse Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rumored $700 million career earnings. In a recent GQ interview, he said, “Being a millionaire is great, but you need to aim further. The new school of thought holds that I should be a millionaire.”


His financial prowess goes beyond the ring. In 2023, Joshua joined the investment group of Formula One’s Alpine Racing Team.

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