Anthony Joshua could start earning more than Floyd Mayweather

by Rachel Ogbu//

Nigerian-born British boxer, Anthony Joshua seems to be the most humble heavyweight champion today. Since knocking out Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April, the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight titles holder has been taking things easy since his historic match but he did take out time to respond to the ‘Mayweather challenge.’

Retired boxing champ Floyd Mayweather had shared a video urging his followers on social media to show ‘when you’re really living the lifestyle that you say you’re living’ as he bragged about his lifestyle of excesses but Joshua reacted in a humble “tongue in cheek” way. ‘We’re doing the Mayweather challenge,’ Joshua says over a video showing a plane and cars behind him. ‘This ain’t my plane. These ain’t my whips. But these are my true friends. That’s all I got! Mayweather challenge, show us how you’re living,’ he says with laughter.

The Olympic gold medallist has also learnt his voice to politics when asked what he would have done with the Brexit negotiations if he was Prime Minister. “Would I approach it like a boxing match or a game of chess?” he said to The Express. “A game of chess. Strategic moves. Because I’m trying to get, well, I’m manoeuvring my way to certain positions in order to get checkmate. In boxing you’ve got to bulldoze people down, and that’s it. So, I’d play it like a game of chess.”

The 27-year-old was born Watford and started boxing in 2007 when he was 18. He won the British heavyweight title in 2015 and won the IBF heavyweight championship in 2016. He has had 19 fights throughout his career and remains unbeaten.

Right now Anthony Joshua is believed to be worth about £30 million but experts believe his earning potential is bigger than that of Floyd Mayweather. 

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn believes he could charge a £50 million fee for every fight in the near future.
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