Joshua takes on former unified cruiserweight champion Usyk this Saturday at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and will earn a £15m payday for the fight
Joshua will defend his heavyweight titles on Saturday night against Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The fight will be Joshua’s first since knocking out Kubrat Pulev in London last December.
Joshua took home £10m for that fight and his net worth has since increased to a whopping £115million – despite his recent lack of activity.
A large majority of Joshua’s net worth is thanks to his company Sparta Promotions, which turned over £63.9 million for the 2020 financial year and made a gross profit of £57.9 million.
‘AJ’ took home £6.55m from marketing, sponsorship and endorsements that year.
Joshua also owns 258 MGT, a management company that recently signed British heavyweight Derek Chisora earlier this month.
Brits Campbell Hatton and Lawrence Okolie – who both fight on Saturday night – are just a few of the other fighters 258 MGT manage.
And Joshua’s has high hopes for his financial success, telling GQ in 2017 he hopes to become a “billionaire”.
“He said: “When I first started, the aim was to become a multimillionaire. But now there are ordinary people, grandmas and granddads, who are worth millions just because of property prices.
“So the new school of thought is that I need to be a billionaire. Being a millionaire is good, but you have to set your sights higher. If I’m making £10 million from my next fight, my next target has to be making ten times that.
“And if I get to £100m-150m, why not go for the billion? I know self-made billionaires. It’s hard, but it’s possible.”
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Joshua’s net worth would have skyrocketed if he fought Tyson Fury last month in Saudi Arabia, but an arbitration judge’s decision cancelled that fight and Fury will face Deontay Wilder for the third time next month.
And if he gets past Usyk, ‘AJ’ is expecting to get a shot at either Fury or Wilder to unify his titles.
He said: “I could say ‘nah, I won’t rest easy until I’m undisputed’. I’d have to live with it, but I doubt that will be the case, I’m positive it will happen but I have to get past my next challenger.”
“I spoke to my dad yesterday. He told me to get the undisputed championship and leave the game.
“If Fury wins and doesn’t take the fight with me because on his (stated) hit list — he said he wants to fight Dillian [Whyte] first or [Derek] Chisora — then I’ll fight Wilder.
“Both have been champions. Both good fighters, and I’ll fight any of them any time, win, lose or draw.”