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Anthony Joshua has splashed out £30million on a huge commercial venture as he invests in his property empire, according to a new report.
The British heavyweight, 34, appears to be securing his future beyond his boxing career after seeing 'so many athletes squander their fortunes.'
As reported by The Sun, he has purchased a 301,000 sq ft property in Hertfordshire, which was previously used as BP's headquarters.
A pal of Anthony's told the publication: 'AJ has seen so many athletes build vast wealth and then squander it all.
'He is smarter than that. He has been working to build a huge empire that spans multiple large investments in different industries and will continue to grow way after he hangs up his gloves.'
Smart move: Anthony Joshua, 34, has splashed out £30million on a huge commercial venture as he invests in his property empire
They added: 'He and his partners have really big plans for the complex he has bought.'
Under the surface of his boxing career Anthony has been steadily building an empire since his pro debut ten years ago.
The British heavyweight started off in boxing with his mantra 'stay hungry, stay humble', but he has made no secrets of his lofy ambitions.
One of those is to become the greatest fighter of all time and inspire youngsters. He is a huge role model for thousands of children across the UK who want to get into boxing. But we also know money is a big motivator for him too.
'When I first started, the aim was to become a multimillionaire,' he told GQ in 2017. 'But now there are ordinary people, grandmas and granddads, who are worth millions just because of property prices. So the new school of thought is that I need to be a billionaire.
'Being a millionaire is good, but you have to set your sights higher. If I'm making £10million from my next fight, my next target has to be making ten times that. And if I get to £100m-150m, why not go for the billion? I know self-made billionaires. It's hard, but it's possible.'
Floyd Mayweather has claimed to be worth more than £1billion and his nickname is literally 'Money'. He is 13 years Joshua's senior and has had time to build an empire of fighting promoting, exhibition fights, merchandise and endorsements.
Joshua has a way to go to reach that level. Today, he is believed to have around £109m in the bank, according to the Mirror, after more than decade of multi-million fights and sponsorship deals. But the position he finds himself in is impressive given where he started.
Future: The British heavyweight appears to be securing his future beyond his boxing career after seeing 'so many athletes squander their fortunes'