How Much Money Did Anthony Joshua Make From His Boxing Career?

Published 09/18/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Anthony Joshua after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)


Not a lot of heavyweights are destined for greatness. In the past, we’ve seen fighters bagging the world heavyweight titles, only to fade away. However, Anthony Joshua redefined the sport and completely changed the dynamics of the heavyweight division. Prior to him entering the heavyweight circuit, the roster was in a lull.

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However, his entry in the same accrued worldwide attention. With time, Joshua has hammered every opponent he has faced and has become a better version of himself. Alongside that, he’s also earned a vast fortune. How much has ‘AJ‘ earned?

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Per Celebrity Net Worth, Joshua’s net worth stands tall at a whopping $80 million. He predominantly takes 1-2 fights a year and bags a healthy paycheck every time.

Sportekz also revealed ‘AJ’s earnings in a few of his fights. In 2015, he locked horns with Dillian Whyte and was guaranteed £3 million alongside $2 million in endorsements.

Later, he earned one of his biggest paychecks against Wladimir Klitschko. In this fight, he was guaranteed £15 million, coupled with staggering 50% PPV share earnings and $6.5 million in endorsements.

However, his biggest paycheck came in when he re-matched his foe, Andy Ruiz Jr. in 2019. For this bout, ‘AJ’ was guaranteed a $60 million paycheck, with a 60% PPV revenue share and $10 million from endorsements. Hence, he has been on an upward trajectory throughout.

Anthony Joshua – A future Hall of Famer?

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Anthony Joshua is young and has many hurdles to overcome for now. One of these will be the WBC champion if he is to secure the undisputed heavyweight throne. However, before that, he will have to beat Oleksandr Usyk.

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)

Even if he were to retire now, he would be a sure-shot entrant into the Hall of Fame. Also, with his 258MGT and his endorsements, he would never have to enter the ring for money ever again.

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Watch this story – 5 Best Accomplishments of Anthony Joshua’s Amateur Boxing Career

This shows fans the level of dominance he has had in the ring and how he has tapped into lucrative opportunities away from the ring. Despite all his success, it’ll be intriguing to see how the big man from Britain establishes a legacy.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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