Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to earn £100m from
The showdown will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 20, 2022, with both fighters
expected to receive a mega-money payday.
According to the Daily Mail, the site fee alone is understood to be around the £92m
mark – almost double the figure the Sheiks forked out to hold the inaugural Saudi
Arabia Grand Prix.
Joshua, who pocketed the bulk of the Sheiks’ £66m site fee to fight Andy Ruiz Jr in
2019, will command 50 percent of the figure this time around.
Despite fan outrage at the £24.95 cost to stream the September bout, around
1.2million fans still went ahead and purchased the fight. A repeat would add another
£30m to the prize money pot, totalling somewhere in the region of £130m.
Due to a 50/50 split, the Brit will cash in on a minimum £65m payday. Yet this
amount does not include ticket sales and sponsorship deals which, according to The
Sun, could take the figure towards the £100m mark.
The British- Nigerian boxer, 32, has also penned a mouth-watering £100m deal with
DAZN to stream his eagerly-awaited rematch fight in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, after
leaving Sky Sports.
In September 2021, Joshua was stripped of his WBC, WBO, WBF, and IBO titles last
September as Usyk defeated him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium via unanimous
decision. Joshua quickly applied his rematch clause to be able to claim his titles back.