British Heavyweight Anthony Joshua stands at the top of the boxing world alongside Tyson Fury today. He has had a lustrous career in the sport right from the beginning. From winning the Olympic Gold for Great Britain in 2012 to becoming the unified Heavyweight champion, his journey to the top has been nothing short of amazing.
AJ today holds the WBA(Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles. While most fans are savvy with just how successful AJ is as an athlete and have an idea regarding the extreme wealth he rakes in, very few know just where he puts his money to use.
Let’s dive into the humble side of the Heavyweight champion, who perhaps earns more than any other boxer today.
Anthony Joshua seldom spends his money on a lavish lifestyle for himself
AJ rose from poverty to become one of the most marketable athletes on the planet, thus becoming an icon for millions.
He attributes his success to the unconditional support of his mother, along with everyone who helped him pave his path to greatness. This includes his very first coach, his team, and everyone who has been a part of his journey.
Consequently, he spends his money more often than not in helping his close ones. In his view, his humble beginnings, and the right lessons taught by the right people are some of the things that made him what he is today. And he does not shy away from letting those people know their values.
Gifts for the priceless
For example, immediately after his victory at the London Olympics, he bought his mother, Yeta Oudusanya, a house worth $216,000.
He also visits the coaching academy of his first coach, Sean Murphy. AJ believes it was he who showed him the path of discipline and helped him achieve success. He meets the coach every week and helps inspire and empower trainees of the academy.
Moreover, he provides for education and healthcare for the lesser privileged. He also gifted a huge house to his ex-girlfriend with whom he shares his son, JJ. He flies with his team and dear ones around the world in his private jet on all-expenses-paid trips. Therefore, the champion remains close to his roots and expresses his gratitude whenever he can.
Nevertheless, he is looking forward to cementing his greatness in the ring by beating The Gypsy King in a title unification bout. However, due to the prevailing circumstances, it seems highly improbable that the match will take place any time before January 2020. Moreover, they both will need to surpass the obstacles that currently stand in their way to make a title unification match possible.
Should the bout take place, who do you think will emerge the undisputed Heavyweight champion?
Culled: Essentially Sports