ANTHONY JOSHUA will surpass Floyd Money Mayweather and become boxing’s first billionaire, according to former British heavyweight champ Scott Welch.
The IBF champ already has an Olympic gold medal and gets a cut of the pay-per-view money his promoters, Matchroom, rake in from their contract with Sky Sports.
The 27-year-old, who will defend his title against Eric Molina tonight (Dec 10), is still yet to face a big name or fight out of the UK – when he will be able to really start adding to his bank balance – but he has penned a hefty deal with US broadcasters Showtime to ensure his name is growing across the pond.
Speaking to the Telegraph, Scott said: “I believe that Anthony Joshua will be the first billionaire fighter. I really do believe that.
“Floyd Mayweather has earned 500 or 600 million, Mike Tyson earned 300 odd million 20 or 30 years ago.
“This guy, as a heavyweight, has got the potential to be the first billionaire fighter.
“He’s going to rule for the next eight or nine years. Within six months to a year he’ll be unbeatable.”
Anthony has already banked around £10m – without breaking sweat – and has set a target of 10 more fights to cement his legacy.
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