HEAVYWEIGHT champ Anthony Joshua banked £32 million in cash last year – from outside of the ring.
The WBA, IBF and WBO king Joshua pocketed the staggering sum of dosh after trademarking his name on a massive number of products including clothes, footwear, toiletries, dietary products, headphones, computer games and boxing gear.
It means he earned more than £600,000 a week – making him one of Britain’s highest earning sportsmen.
Latest accounts for his London-based company Sparta Promotions, for a period to 28 February, showed funds of £36,893,413 – up from £4,967,379 in the previous figures.
That works out at a profit of £31,926,034. AJ has banked £28,843,481 in cash, with a further £10,128,030 owed to him by debtors.
He paid out £2,081,317 in tax. The accounts cover a period BEFORE Johsua lost his belts to Andy Ruiz Jr in June last year, before winning the rematch in December.
Meanwhile fellow British heavyweight champ Tyson Fury is also hoping to follow in AJ’s footsteps after The Sun revealed he has trademarked his favourite insult, “You Big Dosser”.
Fury – who stopped Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas last weekend to win the WBC title – can now sell products with the catchphrase.
Goods covered by his successful trademark application include perfume, sunglasses, telephones, posters, calendars, and sticker magazines.
The trademark, approved by the Intellectual Property Office, also covers wallets, belts, games, toys, T-shirts, duvet covers, boxing boots and Christmas decorations.
His Tyson Fury Limited company made a £5.66m profit last year, but that amount is now set to soar.
The Gypsy King and Joshua could pocket a whopping £100million EACH if they agree to the “Fight of the Century”.
The fight would unify the heavyweight division and be the richest fight in boxing history.
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