IT looks like we know what the next big heavyweight fight is.
Rivals Anthony Joshua, 33, and Deontay Wilder, 37, are by lined up for a grudge match in December.
Worth £120m, Anthony Joshua boasts an envious lifestyle
Deontay Wilder looks set to fight Joshua in December
His promoter Eddie Hearn flew to Saudi Arabia last week to hold talks over a potential super-fight for AJ.
And Joshua appeared to confirm that a blockbuster meeting with the Bronze Bomber is on the cards for later this year.
In a video reposted to YouTube by iFL TV from Instagram, Joshua was asked if he’s going to beat Wilder.
AJ responded: “That’s what’s happening, you know what’s going on.”
When asked if the fight was going ahead in December, Joshua replied: “It’s public news we’re getting it down, throwing it down in December.”
The pair have accumulated a huge wealth from boxing.
While Wilder has made around £25million from the sport, that figure is dwarfed by AJ’s reported £170million fortune.
It affords the heavyweight duo a lifestyle to envy. Here’s how they compare.
Both AJ and Deontay boast an impressive garage, although the American shades it with sheer extravagance.
The pride of his collection is an outrageous £430,000 Lamborghini Aventador he bought in 2015.
This isn’t any old Lambo. No, it’s stylishly wrapped in faux alligator-skin.
Wilder shows off his £430k Lamborghini Aventador
Wilder also owns a road-legal Polaris Slingshot
Motorbike fan Wilder boasts this Suzuki Hayabusa in his garage
Anthony Joshua cherishes his personalised Range Rover
Add to that a £347,000 Rolls-Royce Phantom, a £70,000 Hummer H2, custom-made Dodge Challenger costing £40,000 – cars clearly mean a lot to the Alabama native.
He also boasts an incredibly gorgeous £14,500 Suzuki Hayabusa that looks like it should feature in a Mad Max film, as well as a brilliant Polaris Slingshot (£15,500).
Thanks to his partnership with Jaguar Land Rover – which is rumoured to be worth £790,000 a year – AJ rolls round London in his choice of a fleet of luxury wheels, including a customised white Jaguar XJR, worth £93,000.
His favourite motor is his personalised black Range Rover, which he says “looks very professional and sets a standard”.
But AJ doesn’t boast anything as flashy as Wilder, that’s for sure.
In 2021, Wilder was spotted flying a private jet ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury with fiancee Telli Swift.
Although, that’s not a life he is accustomed to.
Through Under Armour, one of his many sponsors, AJ gets to use their company jet.
Under Armour supply AJ with a private jet when he wants
Deontay Wilder flew private before his fight with Tyson Fury
Showing the interior of the £45million black G550 ahead of his trip to the States to face Ruiz for the first time, AJ said: “These type of things aren’t ordinary, in my daily life and in many other people’s daily lives, so it’s a blessing.
“However, my view is even though I enjoy it and the door has been opened for me, I can’t forget to open the door for people who have come with me and the people who aren’t in a position to enjoy this type of luxury.
“I never get too lost in the source and get carried away with these types of things.”
6ft6in AJ has been seen in many glam locations around the world, you can bet he flew their privately for the extra leg room on board.
Anthony came from humble beginnings on a council estate in Watford.
He bought his mum, Yeta Odusanya her council flat in north London for a mere £185,000 in 2013.
AJ did spend a portion of his hard-earned winnings on a rented property in a north London mansion while he was training for the Wladimir Klitschko fight.
According to a report, the mansion near Lord’s Cricket Ground was worth £27million.
Wilder lives in this stunning £1 million Alabama Mansion
Wilder’s mansion boasts wondrous lake views
Joshua rented this mansion when he was training for the Wladimir Klitschko fight
Joshua was able to relax after a hard day of training in this London home
It belonged to South African diamond trader Walter Hennig, and cost AJ around £20,000 per month.
It has been reported his property portfolio includes a £1million property in north London, as well as three homes in Watford totalling £1.5million.
AJ also bought a £500,000 penthouse in north London, for his ex-girlfriend and JJ’s mum, Nicole Osbourne, despite them splitting.
Wilder has stayed true to his roots, buying a £1million property in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Built in 2012, the 5,600 square-foot property boasts four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a two-car garage.
Hardwood floors, an outdoor kitchen perfect for a BBQ are other ace features, as well as a lift to take you down to the basement.
However, the home’s biggest selling point though is its location – sitting above Lake Tuscaloosa.
The views are unparalleled, with trees surrounding the abode – ensuring his complete privacy.
There’s even his personal tram that takes him down into the lake. Now that’s living.
In-demand AJ is currently single.
Typically, he keeps his love life under wraps, although he recently flirted with talkSPORT presenter Laura Woods – describing her as his dream date.
Wilder is engaged to reality TV star Telli Swift
Swift appeared on E! show WAGS Atlanta
He is the father to a boy called Joseph, as a result of a previous romance with pole dancing instructor Nicole Osbourne.
Wilder is engaged to stunning reality TV star Telli Swift.
She is a household name in her own right in America, featuring on WAGS Atlanta, which aired on E!.
The 36-year-old beauty, who shares a daughter with Wilder called Kaorii, met Wilder at the airport in 2015.
She has since launched the Boxing Wag Association which raises money to support children and families of retired boxers, who have fallen on hard times.
Elaborate ring walks
Being superstar boxers, both AJ and Wilder’s ring walks are legendary.
For the American, it’s an elaborate costume that does the talking.
Often, a mask clad in Swarovski crystals and crafted by Los Angeles-based designers Cosmo and Donato installs some intimidation into his opponents.
AJ has made no secret of his love of music for his ring walks and British rappers.
Wilder likes to do his ring walks in intimidating costumes costing over £30k
AJ has had rappers including Stormzy and Giggs accompany him on his ring walks
For his ring walks, the likes of Stormzy, Giggs, and Nines have all supported him before a big bout.
Let’s see what they have in story when fight each other.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the main types of boxing glove?
There are three main types in boxing gloves: mitts; fingerless mitts; and full-fingerered. The padding around the knuckles of mitten gloves is called padding. Fingerless mitts are not padded around the knuckles and still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire hand.
Mittens are used for punching or hitting with the fist. Fingerless mitt glove are for striking the index finger with the knuckle. For punching with one fist, full-fingerered boxing gloves can be used.
How to defend yourself:
Protect your head when you are being attacked. The goal is to avoid getting punched. You need to be able to block an incoming punch in order to avoid getting punched. Here are the steps:
- Keep your shoulders square and tall.
- Keep your elbows in line with your sides.
- Block the incoming punch with your forearm.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking the attacker until he runs away.
- Do not let up on your defense.
What does it take to become professional boxer?
It takes years of hard work and dedication to become a professional boxer. You will need to train at least 10 hours per semaine if you want to be a professional boxer.
What is Boxing?
Boxing is an intense sport in which two people attempt to knock their opponent out by hitting them in both the head or face. Boxing is a sport where you aim to knock out your opponent as hard and as painlessly as possible. Both boxers need to be able throw punches at high speeds in order to achieve this. They should also have excellent hand-eye coordination.
What is the average time it takes to learn to box.
Boxing can be considered one of the oldest and most well-known martial arts. China recorded the first boxing match in 2200 BC. Boxing has been practiced for thousands of years. Athletes and celebrities still love boxing. It takes approximately 10 months to master boxing.
Boxing involves many movements, which is why it can take so long to learn. Each movement requires specific muscles in order to be effective. It takes time to train these muscles.
You can learn how to move your body and then you can begin practicing any type boxing technique. As you get more proficient at each technique, you will be able to improve your skills.
Where should I buy boxing equipment?
There are many websites that sell boxing equipment. These include Amazon, eBay and Walmart. If you’re looking for cheap boxing gear, then you might want to check out discount stores like Ross or TJ Maxx.
Warrior, Golden Glove, or Premier Boxing Champions are all good options if quality is your goal.
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Here are the Essential Skills of Boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is the most loved sport in the world. It involves two people who attempt to knock each other out of their heads. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. There are three types generally of boxing: Amateur (Professional) and Olympic (Olympic).
Amateur boxing is often practiced at school, college, or university. This boxing style includes sparring sessions without protection, using padded gloves. Amateur boxing matches usually consist of three rounds lasting five minutes each. There are many different styles of amateur boxing including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Wrestling and others.
Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. They are equipped with protective equipment including a mouthpiece and nose guard, shinguards as well as elbow pads, knee pads. Waist belts and groin protectors. Professional boxing contests last six rounds and last for four minutes each. There are many types of professional boxing. These include Boxing (MMA), Kickboxing (Mixed Martial Arts), Muay Thai and Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing can be seen at the Olympics. International standards dictate that boxers must wear protective gear. The competition lasts for eight rounds, each lasting three minutes. Olympic boxing can be divided into two types: Light Flyweight (Heavyweight) and Heavyweight (Light Flyweight).
Boxing’s fundamental skills are:
- Punching techniques
- Techniques for protecting yourself
- The body moves
- Spare parts
There are seven types: Left Hook (right hook), Right Hook (uppercut), Cross (cross), Straight, Overhand, Underhand. Each punch is different. Some punches require greater strength than others. For example, an uppercut is a powerful punch. However, a straight punch is much more powerful and faster than other punches.
There are also many combinations. These are combinations that combine punches to accomplish a particular goal. A combination may contain several parts. For example, a combination of a left and right hook will result in damage to the opponent’s jaw.
To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He does this using his legs and arms, elbows as well as hands, knees and feet.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. When he’s hit, he raises his right leg and runs away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked on the sides, he bends at his knees when the attacker strikes from the front. He will block the kick with his foot if the attack is coming from behind.
Elbow strikes are very effective because they inflict much pain. An elbow strike may be delivered directly or in an indirect manner. Directly means you hit your opponent directly with your forearm. While indirectly, it means you hit him with another section of your arm.
Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. They raise their fists high above their heads and point them in the direction of an attack. Then they make contact with the attacker’s fist.
Boxers should bend their knees when receiving blows to the abdomen, stomach, or chest. For defense purposes, knee strikes are common.
A boxer should take control of an attack and respond with counter-attacks. This allows him to put distance between himself, his opponent, and the ring. Also, boxers must maintain their balance while delivering counter-attacks.
Boxing is only possible if a boxer has a clear stance. How he defends his self will depend on how he stances. It determines his position and the direction he will face. Boxers can take many different stances. Here are some of the more popular ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
To win a fight, a fighter must move around the opponent. This requires changing your position, speed, and rhythm.
To increase his punching power, a boxer rotates when he throws a punch. Depending on what punch is being thrown, the speed of rotation varies.
The timing of each punch will determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a combination. A combination of strong and weak punches will produce a good result.
Sparring is an exercise session to improve boxing skills. Boxers learn to train their mind and bodies during sparring sessions. Sparring, in conclusion, is about learning how to fight and not getting hurt.
Learning to box takes dedication and patience. You need to train hard and long in order to become a better boxer.