British-Nigerian boxer Anthony Joshua is set to join the billionaire’s club ahead of fight against Klistscho at Wembley on Saturday, April 29. The 2012 gold medalist was born in Watford to Nigerian-born parents and grew up for some of his early years in Nigeria and returned to the UK halfway through.
He will gain a mouthwatering £15million from the fight against the Ukrainian at Wembley stadium. Apart from the money he will gain from the fight, sources also reveal that the organisers of the fight have already sold out tickets worth £8 million.
Also, 1.5 million viewers are set to pay £20 to watch the fight on pay-per-view aswell as £20 million set to be generated from international TV revenue. Endorsement deals worth millions of pounds can also be achieved from the fight as experts believe he is set to become the first billionaire British athlete with Nigerian origin.
Joshua has had 18 bouts previously and won all, while Klitschko in his previous mammoth 68 fights, won 64 and lost 4.