ANTHONY JOSHUA returns to the ring this weekend for a short-notice showdown with Robert Helenius.
The former unified heavyweight champion continues his career rebuild with a hastily-put-together clash with The Nordic Nightmare at The O2 Arena on Saturday night.Anthony Joshua locks horns with Robert Helenius at The O2 Arena this weekend[/caption] AJ will be hoping to continue his winning run after beating Jermaine Franklin[/caption] He was due to fight Dillian Whyte but he failed multiple pre-fight drug tests[/caption]
But their domestic dust-up was scrapped last weekend when it emerged that Brixton bad boy Whyte had failed multiple pre-fight drug tests.
Joshua and Helenis, 33 and 39 respectively, took part in a fiery final face-off after Friday afternoon’s weigh-ins at Westfield Shepherd’s Bush.
The staredown left most fight fans wondering if Joshua will be able back up his uncharacteristic weigh-in trash talk and blow his one-time sparring partner out of the water.
But some boxing fans are wondering how their respective bank balances stack up agaisnt one another.
What is Anthony Joshua’s net worth?
In of 2020, Forbes had the Watford warrior’s net worth at a whopping £38.1million ($47million).
His current net worth will likely be significantly higher than that figure due to his lucrative sponsorship deals and back-to-back showdowns with Oleksandr Usyk – the most recent of which took place in last August.
Joshua is understood to have taken home a staggering £33million for his ill-fated bid to reclaim the unified heavyweight titles.
Millionaire status is something AJ dreamed of when he began his career, but his sights are now set on becoming a billionaire.
He told GQ: “When I first started, the aim was to become a multi-millionaire.
“But now there are ordinary people, grandmas and grandads, who are worth millions just because of property prices.
“So, the new school of thought is that I need to be a billionaire.
“Being a millionaire is good but you have to set your sights higher.”
What is Robert Helenius’ net worth?
Veteran heavyweight Helenius hasn’t taken part in a single fight which can be considered as incredibly lucrative.
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The Swedish-born Finn reportedly took home a cool £1million for his brutal first-round KO defeat to Deontay Wilder last October.
But according to reports, the veteran heavyweight has accrued a net worth of £4million ($5million) in his 36-fight career.
Joshua’s cancelled clash with Whyte was set to earn him a pretty penny as it was a pay-per-view offering on DAZN.
But the international broadcaster made his clash with Helenius available to their regular subscribers following Whyte’s withdrawal.
And promoter Eddie Hearn has claimed AJ’s purse for his second outing of the year took a major hit as a result of Whyte’s third career-failed test.
The Matchroom Boxing chief told talkSPORT: “We are taking the fight off pay-per-view.
“The financial difference to Joshua in this fight is astounding.
“But he wants to fight and in terms of non-pay-per-view cards, I think this is one of the strongest we’ve ever done.”