Anthony Joshua named among sports money bags of 2020 in Britain

first_img Joshua pocketed £18m at Madison Square Garden despite being overpowered by Andy Ruiz Jr last summer. The unified heavyweight king was dethroned after Ruiz delivered a stunning seventh-round knockout. Unsurprisingly, Joshua was keen to avenge his embarrassing defeat and activated the rematch clause which would see one of the biggest boxing rematches in recent history. The December rematch at the purpose built Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, saw Ruiz let down his fans with a poor display as Joshua won via unanimous decision. A record 1.6m UK household paid £24.95 ( about N12,000) each to watch it live and he earned an estimated £60m from the fight before tax and deductions. Read Also Anthony Joshua Reveals His Lockdown Fitness Routine Several endorsement deals add further to his annual income, leading to a fortune now estimated at £107m. That victory saved AJ’s career, and with his record at 23 and one from his 24 pro fights to date, he is now set for bigger and better things in the latter half of 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One Role8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee11 Theories Why We Haven’t Met Any Aliens YetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Unforgettable Bridges In The World Loading… center_img Nigeria born British boxer Anthony Joshua has recorded the biggest rise in fortune in sport, £58m  over the past year. The Sunday Times Rich List has revealed the wealth of the 1,000 richest people in Britain and a year of mixed emotions for AJ certainly sees him come out on top financially. Joshua’s 2020 net worth now stands at £107m following a lucrative second half of 2019 that saw him set out to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles following a shock loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in June. While his fortune is way off Lewis Hamilton’s £224m net worth as the richest sports star in Britain, the boxer is second to only Gareth Bale (£114m) in the Young Rich List. Sport dominates the Young Rich List of those aged 30 or under, claiming 18 of the 50 places. But AJ is the only one of the 18 who has not made his fortune playing football and with a £58m rise in his wealth, he has seen the biggest increase in the past 12 months. Son of the soil: Anthony Joshua during one of his visits to Shagamulast_img read more

… Real One Rates Lightweight Division Nigeria’s as Most Competitive

first_imgRilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, has proclaimed that the lightweight division is currently the most competitive and the best on the Nigerian boxing scene.Oladosu is due to fight Hammed “Ese Hammed” Ganiyu in a national lightweight bout challenge on Sunday.The flamboyant boxer explained that the division has the best groomed Nigerian boxers. “Today, the lightweight category has the best boxers. It has Joe Boy (Oto Joseph), Berinja (Tope Agboola), Hamzat (Mubarak), myself and of course, my next opponent at GOtv Boxing Night, Hameed. These guys might be my rivals, but they are all talented guys.The former national lightweight champion also expressed his desire to challenge for the African belt and dethrone his compatriot, Joe Boy.Two all-female bouts are also scheduled for the event, as Rodiat Ibrahim will square up against Rodiat Yusuf, while Adedeji Abiodun will take on Cynthia Ogunsemilore.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more