Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Stats Comparison: Records, Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth

Published 09/24/2021, 6:18 PM EDT


Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk have weighed in and are now all set to clash in the ring for all the marbles.

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Fans initially speculated that the two-time unified heavyweight champion would come in at his lightest weight. While he did not weigh in at his lightest weight yet, the Ukrainian undisputed champion will walk into that ring at his heaviest mark yet.

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As the two finally head into battle in a few hours, fans are now are on the edge of their seats. This is a very interesting matchup; experts, analysts, online fan groups, and forums are split between the two fighters. Only time will tell if the cruiserweight champion has what it takes to conquer the heavyweight king.

Before fight night finally kicks in, here’s a detailed account of pro boxing records, physical traits, and even a net worth comparison of both Joshua and Usyk.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – Records

Anthony Joshua is stepping into this fight with a neat pro boxing record of 24 wins and a single career loss. He is coming off a spectacular knockout win over his previous mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev, in 2020. In his four-year-long amateur career, Joshua fought 35 times, won 33, and lost 2 of those.

On the other hand, Oleksandr Usyk has also achieved huge feats in the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. After kicking off his professional boxing career in 2013, he has fought 18 times and has not lost even once.

After bagging a unanimous decision win over Murat Gassiev in 2018, Oleksandr Usyk became the undisputed cruiserweight champion. Three months later, he defeated Tony Bellew and defended his throne.

In 2019, he transitioned to the heavyweight division. Usyk made his debut in the even tougher weight class against Chazz Witherspoon. The next year, he would then go on to win the WBO Inter-Continental Heavy Title against Derek Chisora.

AJ vs Usyk – Age, Height, and Weight

Both fighters finally weighed in for their mega heavyweight clash tomorrow at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Most expected Anthony Joshua to weigh in at his lightest weight ever to go toe-to-toe with the former cruiserweight; however, he weighed in today at 240 lbs, which is still more than what he weighed for the Andy Ruiz rematch.

 

While Joshua is coming in lighter than usual for this event, Oleksandr Usyk weighed in today at his heaviest yet. The Ukrainian will walk into that ring tomorrow night at 221 lbs, which is 4 lbs more than his last fight against Derek Chisora.

Oleksandr Usyk – Net Worth 2021

According to SPORTEKZ, Usyk’s net worth is valued at around $4 million. His primary source of income is his boxing. However, with his other ventures, the Ukrainian has a wide variety of income sources.

In his last three fights, the former champion earned $1 million or more. If the pay-per-view target (reportedly 450,000 buys) is met, Usyk could make another £1-£2 million ($1,383,465 to $2,766,930). Usyk’s previous best payday was a reported $2.5 million for his unanimous decision victory over Derek Chisora in October 2020.

Anthony Joshua – Net Worth 2021

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According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anthony Joshua’s estimated worth is $80 million. His earnings are boosted significantly once all his other avenues of income are accounted for.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Per Forbes, ‘AJ’ has a series of endorsements and sponsors that come in at around $11 million. In addition, his salary and winnings come in at a whopping $36 million.

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It is not clear what the split of the pay-per-view percentage will be for this bout. However, the total could be 60 percent for Joshua and 40 percent for Usyk.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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