Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are two of the biggest names in boxing, and for a while now, the world has been waiting for the two to clash. More than ever, it seems The Furious One would trash it out in the ring with AJ before 2021 runs out. They are both British boxers and their fight is bound to be historical, whichever way it goes. The Gypsy King has been taunting Joshua, proclaiming himself as the best heavyweight boxer in the world and insisting that the two-time unified world heavyweight champ (AJ) is a fraud. Stepping into the ring with each other is the only fair way to decide who is the better fighter between the two, but people have been comparing several factors like their net worths, boxing records, and even age in a bid to determine who’s the most successful and accomplished boxer.
Anthony Joshua is $50 Million Richer Than Tyson Fury
True, the wealth Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury has accumulated from their respective career as professional boxers ought not to be an underlying factor for anyone that wants to determine the most accomplished fighter between the two heavyweights. But then, many would argue it’s a factor that must not be ignored, and rightly so ‐ after all, none of the two would step into the ring if they wouldn’t step out richer than they were.
In terms of financial rewards, one must conclude that AJ is very much successful than Fury as he is $50 million richer than the Gypsy King. While Tyson Fury’s net worth is currently estimated at a massive $30 million, the amount is nowhere near Anthony Joshua’s net worth estimated at $80 million.
It is not hard to see why Anthony Joshua is $50 million richer than Fury. For years, he has been the biggest earner in the business, pocketing millions for each fight. The same can’t be said about Tyson Fury. After he fought Wladimir Klitschko on the 28th of November 2015 at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, a series of issues made him relinquish his world titles. The Furious One effectively stayed away from the sport until June 2018 when he returned and defeated Sefer Seferi at the Manchester Arena in England.
What this means is that Tyson Fury did not make any money from in-ring performance as a professional boxer for over two and a half years. Within the same time frame, Anthony Joshua fought Dillian Whyte, Charles Martin, Dominic Breazeale, Eric Molina, Wladimir Klitschko, Carlos Takam, and Joseph Parker. Each of these fights earned him millions of dollars which solidified his reign as the richer boxer.
The Gypsy King Made $10 Million More Than AJ In 2020
With his return to the ring, Tyson Fury has been closing up the net worth gap between him and AJ. Forbes ranked him at no. 34 on its list of top 100 celebrity earnings of 2020. It was estimated that he made a total of $57 million that year, $7 million from endorsement deals and the rest from his in-ring performances. Notably, the British boxer of Irish Traveller descent pocketed as much as $26 million when he knocked out Deontay Wilder at their second meeting on the 22nd of February 2020 in Nevada.
On the same Forbes list, Anthony Joshua was ranked at no. 57 with a total earning of $47 million for the year under review. According to the American business magazine, AJ made $11 million from endorsement and $36 million from in-ring performances.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Are Both In Their Early 30s
Age correlates with strength and experience in combat sports; in the sense that an older fighter would be more experienced but with less strength compared to a younger fighter. Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury belong to the same age group as they are both in their early 30s with Tyson being about a year older than his colleague.
AJ is 31 years old as he was born on the 15th of October 1989 whereas Fury is 33 years old. He was born a year before AJ, on the 12th of August 1988.
As you would easily find, Joshua was born in Watford, Hertfordshire to a Nigerian mother and a father of Nigerian and Irish ancestry. Tyson’s place of birth was in Wythenshawe, Manchester, and he was born to Irish parents.
AJ Began His Professional Career At Age 23 While Tyson Debuted At The Age of 20
Tyson Fury had been a professional boxer for almost five years before Anthony Joshua who had been unwilling to become a professional boxer came along. Tyson, who was named after the American International Boxing Hall of Famer, Mike Tyson, has been boxing almost all his life. He began boxing at the age of 10 and at age 20, he debuted as a professional in a fight against Bela Gyongyosi at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham, England, on the 6th of December 2008. He won the fight by technical knockout in the first round.
The story is different for Anthony Joshua who began boxing in 2007 when he was 18 years old. It is said that he turned down a £50,000 offer to become a professional but eventually decided to pursue a career in the field. With that, he debuted at age 23 on the 5th of October 2013 in a fight against Emanuele Leo at The O2 Arena in London. He won the fight by TKO in the first round.
Comparison of the Boxing Records and Body Measurements of The Heavyweight Fighters
Size matters in boxing and combat sports at large, and that’s why there are weight classes – heavyweight, light heavyweight, welterweight, middleweight, and what have you. Also, taller boxers are believed to have an advantage over their opponents as they can easily avoid being struck, thanks to their long legs; and easily land their shots, thanks to their reach.
While Anthony Joshua has the physique one would expect of a boxer, The Gypsy King has a slight height and reach advantage. Weighing 124 kg, he is 6 feet 9 inches (206 cm) tall and has a reach of 85 inches (216 cm). AJ weighs 108 kg and is 6 feet 6 inches (198 cm) tall with a reach of 82 inches (208 cm).
Who Has The Best Boxing Records?
Both Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have superb boxing records. The only difference is that AJ has lost one of his fights, to Andy Ruiz Jr. Tyson hasn’t lost any but drew his first fight with Deontay Wilder. In all, out of 31 fights, Tyson won 30 (21 by knockout and 9 by decision) with one draw. AJ has 25 fights with 24 wins and one loss. 22 of his 24 wins were via knockout while only 2 are by decision.
Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – A Comparison Table
|$80 Million||Net Worth||$30 Million|
|$47 Million||Earning In 2020||$57 Million|
|October 15, 1989||Date of Birth||August 12, 1988|
|5th of October 2013||Date of Professional Debut||6th of December 2008|
|22||Wins By Knockout||21|
|2||Wins By Decision||9|