In the ever-evolving realm of boxing, where the thunderous cheers of the audience and decisive punches equate to multi-million dollar paychecks, British-Nigerian heavyweight star Anthony Joshua has solidified his position as the second wealthiest active boxer globally. At 34 years old, Joshua commands an impressive net worth of $80 million (N80 billion), a testament to his financial ascent mirroring his dominance within the boxing arena.
Recognized for his explosive punches and a stellar record of 26 victories in 29 bouts, with a remarkable 23 ending by knockout, Joshua’s rapid climb places him among the elite financially. He trails only Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez, the richest active boxer worldwide, boasting a staggering net worth of $180 million at 33.
The British heavyweight maestro Tyson Fury claims the third spot with a net worth of $65 million. With 33 victories in 34 bouts, including 24 knockouts, Fury’s exceptional performances against opponents like Wilder and Derek Chisora have added luster to his illustrious career.
Ukrainian sensation Oleksandr Usyk secures the fourth position with a net worth of $50 million. Known for his speed and ring prowess, Usyk has held multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the unified heavyweight titles since 2021 and the Ring magazine title since 2022.
Deontay Wilder, hailing from Alabama and renowned for his devastating right hand and knockout prowess, claims the fifth spot with a net worth of $30 million. Wilder boasts a record of 42 wins in 45 fights, with an impressive 41 victories coming by knockout.
The roster of financial heavyweights continues with Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin in sixth place, boasting a net worth of $30 million, followed by Sonny Bill Williams in seventh place with a net worth of $25 million, and former world champion Andy Ruiz Jr. in eighth place with a net worth of $10 million.
Ruiz notably shook up the boxing world in 2019 by dethroning Joshua and seizing world titles with a technical knockout at Madison Square Garden. The list also includes Argentine boxer Sergio Martinez, aged 48, as the oldest, holding a net worth of $10 million. Martinez has clinched multiple world championships in two weight classes, including the unified middleweight titles from 2010 to 2014.
The youngest pugilist on the list is 25-year-old Ryan Garcia, also worth $10 million. Garcia has faced notable opponents such as Luke Campbell and Francisco Fonseca, securing victories in 22 of his 23 professional fights, with 18 by knockout. These financial rankings mirror the hierarchy of wealth in the boxing sphere, where triumph inside the ring translates into substantial financial success.