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Bill Duffy, a sports agent who represents past and current NBA players, said Joshua's goal of achieving Beckham-like wealth and fame through boxing will not be easy

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Anthony Joshua

Vincent M Mallozzi | NYT New Delhi
Anthony Joshua, a 29-year-old prizefighting clotheshorse from London whose wardrobe includes four heavyweight title belts, is British royalty.

Preposterously handsome for a man whose occupation requires taking blows to the face, Joshua, who stands 6 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 250 pounds and appears to have the body fat of lettuce, has an undefeated record (22-0, 21 knockouts). He also has a portfolio worth, according to a 2018 list in Forbes of the world’s highest-paid athletes, $39 million — virtually unheard-of for a boxer who has yet to fight professionally in the United States.

In recent years, Joshua has landed business deals

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First Published: May 31 2019 | 8:27 PM IST

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