Vegas is dead?/ Anthony Joshua worth 100 million!
By Damian Poole: It’s been reported that British Superstar Boxer and IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO world champion Anthony Two Times Joshua (25-1-22KO’s), is now Britain’s first Boxer who is worth over 100 million British Sterling Pounds. Trumping 90 million, previously held by Lennox Lewis.
According to the Daily Mirror: Sport, the British boxer’s recently-filed accounts of “Anthony Joshua’s Sparta Promotions Ltd” showing that the Londoner has over 100 million pounds, which saw his business assets grew expeditiously after the first and second fight against Mexican Andy Ruiz back in 2019-2020.
Figures show that AJs worth is actually £109,109,481. Interestingly, when you look at reports from Forbes who are deemed by some as the “go to” source for celebrities net worth. As of 6/4/20, Forbes has AJ’s net worth at only 47 million.
I don’t have to tell you this figure is way off! especially if you look at the reports Anthony Joshua made over 40 million alone in the rematch against Andy Ruiz (35-2-22KO’s) are anything to go by. Some reports even state that AJ received up to £60 million!!
Minding my business, building a business 💼 pic.twitter.com/A7PwW3HnpW
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) January 30, 2021
Anthony is set to double or maybe even triple his bank balance in 2021 as he is in negotiations to fight British WBC world champion Tyson Fury (31-1-0-21KO’s) in a mega unification bout, possibly in middle east. Some reports say the purse might be as high as £100 million for both Tyson and Joshua. And if AJ is victorious, the rematch could earn AJ easily another £100 to £150 million!! But this is just speculation based off Joshua’s star power as a PPV cash cow!
Anthony Joshua famously said back in 2018 “You train, You fight him, it’s not as easy as it looks” and it looks like his hard work ethos is paying dividends. Either way both boxers will be laughing all the way to the bank in 2021.
Is Vegas is dead for the Heavyweight Boxing scene?
Anthony Joshua was able to make his £100 million with out ever stepping inside the MGA Arena. Many boxing fans have touted Vegas as the Mecca of boxing, and the place to make your fortune. But times have changed, more and more promoters are looking to the middle east for massive site fees worth at least 40 million. Something Vegas hasn’t been able to match!
Just look at the last big fight in Vegas. Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 2. This was a highly anticipated fight with lots of hype. Yet both boxers only got 20 Million Dollars each. Which is still less that what AJ got in Saudi Arabia even if you combine both purses together.
That’s not to say that boxing in Vegas doesn’t have it’s place. There will always be fans paying crazy amount of money to watch one off mismatches with Floyd Mayweather fighting YouTuber’s or Celebrities! But Floyd is a unique enigma that hasn’t been replicated. Not even Canelo can match Floyd’s star power. The only place for Las Vegas is to host local dust ups with the likes of Deontay Wilder vs Charles Martin.
Needless to say, it looks like the tides of mecca boxing powers are changing and the middle east is fast becoming the place to stage big fights with massive rewards!
- Dillian Whyte calls Tyson Fury a “Coward” for not defending Tom Saunders
- Joe Joyce: ‘Hurry up AJ make the fight, so I can beat Usyk up’
- Eddie Hearn still confident Joshua vs. Fury takes place on August 7th or 14th in Saudi
- Tyson Fury won’t sign contract until money guaranteed by bank