Usyk vs Joshua: Prize money for both boxers in rematch revealed
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will each receive a guaranteed sum of £33.2million ($40m) for their world heavyweight championship rematch.
This is the second highest purse ever paid to a British boxer, since Joshua was paid $60million for the rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.
It was during tht doubt he regained the WBA, IBF and WBO titles following his first career defeat.
This weekend’s earnings could rise close to $50million for either Joshua or Usyk if pay-per-view television sales reach a level sufficient.
The Saudis paid a basic $80million to host the fight in the Jeddah Sports City’s 10,000 seat Arena on Saturday.
The Saudi Kingdom is expected to raise the ante for a fight for the undisputed world heavyweight title involving the winner of Usyk v Joshua. Perhaps as high $100 million (£82m) if Tyson Fury is the opponent.