July 18, 2024

Anthony Joshua takes on Francis Ngannou on Friday night with one of the biggest fights in heavyweight boxing once again landing in Saudi Arabia.

 

Former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou fights in a boxing ring for just the second time having taken Tyson Fury to deep waters in his thrilling debut last October.

 

Joshua meanwhile is fighting for the fourth time in under a year, beating Jermaine Franklin and Robert Helenius in London last year before dismantling Otto Wallin in Saudi in December.

 

He is back in Riyadh to take on Ngannou with the pair set to benefit from the huge prize money and fight purse on offer, thanks to Turki Alalshikh, the head of Saudi’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA), who is driving efforts to make Saudi the new home of boxingNgannou will reportedly receive $20million [£15.6million], double the purse he received for fighting Fury last year.

 

Anthony Joshua net worth

With endorsements and partnerships with Under Armour, Land Rover, Hugo Boss and Jaguar to name a few, Joshua has amassed considerable wealth inside the ring and outside.

Last year, The Times listed Joshua in 13th place in their 35 richest people under 35 in the UK, estimating his value to be at £150million.

 

However that number will swell further with this week’s showdown against Ngannou, having also banked £8m from his win over Wallin in December.

 

Francis Ngannou net worth

With UFC fighters not earning as much as their boxing counterparts, Ngannou is thought to have earned £4m up until deciding to part ways with the promotion last year.

Signing a contract with the Professional Fighters League made him one of the top earners in MMA, a deal which also opened the door for him to freely compete in boxing where the real earning power is.

 

He will reportedly bank £15million from Friday’s fight having collected £8m from the Fury fight.

 

Anthony Joshua’s most lucrative fights

Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr 2 – December 2019, £50million

Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 – August 2022, £33million

Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk, September 2021, £18million

Francis Ngannou’s most lucrative fights

Ngannou vs Tyson Fury, October 2023, £8million

Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane, January 2022, £506,000

Ngannou vs Stipe Miocic 2, March 202 pm 1, £459,000

 

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