There is a quote that says to shoot for the moon and even if you miss, you will land among the stars. And that's especially true in the case of this great athlete of the 21st century and that is person is none other than Anthony Joshua.
Four Years ago, The unified heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua was quoted by “The sun” newspaper before his win against Ukrainian boxer Vladimir Klitschko that he desires to surpass legendary boxer and money bag, Floyd “Money” Mayweather in terms of career wealth as the first billionaire in the history of boxing.
According to Google, Floyd Mayweather is the richest boxer in the world currently with a net worth of over five hundred million dollars, if he keeps fighting exhibition fights there is no doubt that he would be very close to being a billionaire. With these achievements, a lot of boxers in the world have made him their goal as they seek to surpass him.
And one of them is Anthony Joshua although he may be considered the tenth or eleventh richest boxer in the world with a net worth of eighty million dollars (32,994,400,000 Naira), while Anthony Joshua can be commended for having such lofty goals and I'm sure with another decade of Hardwork he will get there.
But it seems somewhat impossible for him now at the moment due to a number of reasons. Although their professional boxing record contributes greatly to their accumulation of wealth, it's the amount of money that Floyd Mayweather makes in his fights alone is the biggest in the history of boxing.
His sensational fight with Manny Pacquiao which was dubbed the fight of the century and his last fight with UFC fighter with Connor McGregor. According to the statistics derived by Forbes, Mayweather made 250 million dollars which is approximately 103,107,500,000 Naira against Pacquiao, and 275 million dollars (113,418,250,000 Naira) against McGregor.
So you can see with these overwhelming figures it is almost impossible for Anthony Joshua to keep up with him, unless his manager Eddie Hearn decides to fix him up with some lucrative match ups.
So do you think Anthony Joshua has what it takes to surpass Mayweather as a billionaire in the history of boxing? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section and please like and follow for more entertaining news.
Source: Google, Forbes
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