Prize money for Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk: How much do heavyweight boxers make?
With three heavyweight belts on the line, Anthony Joshua will face Oleksandr Usyk tonight. Both fighters are expected to make a fortune after the bout, with prize money rumored to be in the millions of pounds. What will AJ and Usyk get paid for their heavyweight fight? The guaranteed purse and pay-per-view percentages have been revealed.
This weekend, Anthony Joshua will face the undefeated Oleksandr Usyk in one of the most difficult fights of his career thus far. Joshua will be paid well whether he wins or loses against Usyk.
AJ has defeated every opponent he has faced in his professional career, despite needing a rematch to defeat Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019.
Wladimir Klitschko, Dillian Whyte, Alexander Povetkin, and Kubrat Pulev are among the fighters he has defeated.
After defeating Pulev in December, Joshua was aiming to secure a heavyweight unification battle with Tyson Fury this year.
Deontay Wilder, on the other hand, thwarted the plan by forcing a third fight against Fury, leaving Joshua to defend his titles against Usyk.
Despite the fact that he doesn’t have any heavyweight titles, Usyk is guaranteed to put Joshua to the test.
The Ukrainian has defeated Tony Bellew and Dereck Chisora in each of his last 18 fights.
Before stepping up to heavyweight, he unified the cruiserweight category and won both of his matches in the division.
Whether they win or lose, both boxers will make millions of pounds from this weekend’s match.
According boxing reports, Joshua will earn a guaranteed £7.3 million ($10 million) from the bout this weekend.
He’s apparently been given 60% of the pay-per-view share, which means he may earn up to £37 million ($50 million) in total.
Meanwhile, Usyk could be in line for the biggest payday of his career.
He’s apparently guaranteed £2.2 million ($3 million), plus up to £9 million ($12 million) in pay-per-view money.
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports Box Office will carry the fight exclusively.
The pay-per-view event will set you back £24.95, which is a little more than typical.
The event will also be streamed live on mobile, tablet, and laptop devices.
Simply order the fight through your preferred media and follow the on-screen instructions to watch it.
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