How much Usyk and Joshua will earn for the rematch? Know the British media


Former unified heavyweight champion Briton Anthony Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) will fight his second fight in Saudi Arabia on August 20. As in 2019, this will be an attempt to regain lost titles – he will fight in a rematch with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs).

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According to British media, Joshua will earn less for participating in the rematch, although the prize fund of the fight will be larger than it was in 2019 during the bout between the British and Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr.

At that time, Arabian investors offered 60 million US dollars, but now about 80 million US dollars will be at stake, reports
Daily Star
. According to the source, the distribution of the prize fund will be 50/50, that is, 40 million USD each.

It is for this reason that Joshua earned more last time in Saudi Arabia – despite the status of the contender, in the fight with Ruiz he got about 50 million USD net (without a percentage of the sale of entrance tickets, excluding PPV and the sale of broadcasting rights to other parts of the world). ).

The second duel between Usyk and Joshua 2 was reported last week: the first words after the official announcement of the fight. The first fight took place in September in London (England), ended with Usyk beating Joshua and taking away the WBA Super, IBF and WBO belts. Show promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) insists that this time the Ukrainian cannot cope with the power of the British.

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