The two-time world heavyweight champion is set to earn another massive sum this summer in Saudi Arabia against Usyk, his second fight in the Middle East, adding to his already sizable fortune
Anthony Joshua will add £100million to his already sizable net worth when he fights Oleksandr Usyk this summer for the second time in Saudi Arabia.
The pair is expected to face off in Riyadh on June 25th and both are set to receive massive payouts as a result of a huge site deal from the Middle Eastern country. Joshua has fought there before, earning his highest payday of his career of £66m to reclaim his belts in a rematch from Andy Ruiz Jr.
Circumstances will be similar when he takes on Usyk this summer after losing his titles at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in September. But this time the Briton will be under even more pressure with his career as a top heavyweight and possible undisputed fights at stake.
Joshua’s net worth is set to nearly double to a staggering £215million with just one night of action in which he and Usyk battle it out. It’s currently around £115million and could go even higher with other sponsorships and the like.
His company Spartan Promotions took a hit like most during the pandemic-torn financial year in late February 2021, during which he fought just once in front of a nearly empty Wembley Arena. They made a profit of £13.4m on sales of £15.6, which was well below last year’s figure.
They had a turnover of £63.9m in February 2020 and a gross profit of £57.9m. That included Joshua’s fights with Ruiz at Madison Square Garden and in Saudi Arabia, meaning it was likely a breakaway year.
Joshua also owns 258 MGT who handle the careers of top British heavyweight Derek Chisora, world cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie and potential Campbell Hatton, among other big fighters.
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And should Joshua land an underdog win over the undefeated former cruiserweight champion, he would be well on his way to achieving his goal of becoming a billionaire. Joshua told GQ in 2017 that he aims to make the huge sum, but he needs to stay at the top of his department to make it happen.
“When I started, the goal was to be a multi-millionaire,” he says said the magazine Five years ago. “But now there are normal people, grannies and grandpas, who are worth millions just because of real estate prices. So the new school of thought is that I need to be a billionaire.
“Being a millionaire is good, but you have to aim higher. If I make £10m from my next fight my next goal has to be 10x that. And if I reach £100m to £150m, why not bet on the billion? I know self-made billionaires. It’s difficult, but possible.”
He could certainly work his way up against that number with an undisputed fight Tyson Furyprovided they both win their upcoming fights against Usyk and Dillian Whyte Fury will fight fellow countryman Whyte for his belt on April 23 at Wembley Stadium.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxing/anthony-joshua-net-worth-usyk-26614339 Anthony Joshua's net worth after earning £100m from Oleksandr Usyk rematch