Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk have weighed in and are now all set to clash in the ring for all the marbles. On September 25, the heavyweight champion could possibly
Fans initially speculated that the two-time unified heavyweight champion would come in at his lightest weight. While he did not weigh in at his lightest weight yet, the Ukrainian undisputed champion will walk into that ring at his heaviest mark yet.
As the two finally head into battle in a few hours, fans are now are on the edge of their seats. This is a very interesting matchup; experts, analysts, and online fan groups and forums are split between the two fighters. Only time will tell if the cruiserweight champion has what it takes to take on the heavyweight king.
Before fight night finally kicks in, here’s a detailed account of pro boxing records, physical traits, and even a net worth comparison of both Joshua and Usyk.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk – Records
Anthony Joshua is stepping into this fight with a neat pro boxing record of 24 wins and a single career loss. He is coming off a spectacular knockout win over his previous mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev in 2020. In his four-year-long amateur career, Joshua fought 35 times, won 33, and lost 2 of those.
On the other hand, Oleksandr Usyk has also achieved huge feats in the cruiserweight as well as heavyweight division. He kicked off his professional boxing career in 2013 and since then, he has fought 18 times and has not lost even once.
In 2019, he transitioned to the heavyweight division. Usyk made his debut in the even tougher weight class against Chazz Witherspoon. The next year, he would then go on to win the World Boxing Organisation Inter-Continental Heavy Title against Derek Chisora.
AJ vs Usyk – Age, Height, and Weight
Both fighters finally weighed in for their mega heavyweight clash tomorrow at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Most expected Anthony Joshua to weigh in at his lightest weight ever to go toe-to-toe with the former cruiserweight; however, he weighed in today at 240 lbs, which is still more than what he weighed for the Andy Ruiz rematch.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk weigh-in results:
Anthony Joshua – 240lbs
Oleksandr Usyk – 221¼lbs
AJ slightly lighter than last fight, but heavier than for Andy Ruiz Jr rematch.
Usyk heaviest of his career, 4lbs heavier than last fight vs Dereck Chisora.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 24, 2021
While Joshua is coming in lighter than usual for this event, Oleksandr Usyk weighed in today at his heaviest yet. The Ukrainian will walk into that ring tomorrow night at 221 lbs, which is 4 lbs more than his last fight against Derek Chisora.
Oleksandr Usyk – Net Worth 2021
According to SPORTEKZ, Usyk’s net worth is valued at around $4 million. His primary source of income is his boxing. However, with his ventures into promoting and others, the Ukrainian has a wide variety of income sources.
In his last three fights, the former champion earned $1 million or more. If the pay-per-view target (reportedly 450,000 buys) is met, Usyk could make another £1-£2 million ($1,383,465 to $2,766,930). Usyk’s previous best payday was a reported $2.5 million for his unanimous decision victory over Derek Chisora in Oct. of 2020.
Anthony Joshua – Net Worth 2021
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Anthony Joshua’s estimated worth is $80 million. His earnings are boosted significantly once all his other modes of income are accounted for.
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
Per Forbes, ‘AJ’ has a series of endorsements and sponsors that come in at around $11 million. In addition, his salary and winnings come in at a whopping $36 million.
It is not clear what the split of the pay-per-view percentage will be for this bout. However, the total could be 60 percent for Joshua and 40 percent for Usyk.
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