That’s how much Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk collect for the mega fight


After months of negotiations, the heavyweight showdown of the two boxing superstars Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua is finally fixed. The organizers in Saudi Arabia dug deep into their pockets to land the fight. Both Usyk and Joshua can therefore look forward to a record-breaking fight exchange.

On August 20, the time has finally come: after 330 days, Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua will meet in the ring for the eagerly awaited rematch.

There are still a few small things to be negotiated, but the basic agreement on a second duel was reached a few days ago.

The fight will take place in Saudi Arabia as expected. The venue will be the Super Dome in Jeddah, which was only officially opened in mid-2021. The hall in the Saudi city holds various world records and has a capacity of around 40,000 spectators.

Host rights cost $80 million

In order to pull the fight ashore, the organizers dig deep into their pockets. Of the “Daily Star” wants to know exclusively that a total of 80 million US dollars (approx. 76 million euros) was paid for the hosting rights.

The Saudis paid even more for this fight than for the rematch between Joshua and Andy Ruiz, which cost the desert state $60 million in 2019.

Joshua and Usyk each collect $40 million

According to the report, the exchange will be divided into equal shares. Means: Both Usyk and Joshua can look forward to 40 million US dollars.

Curious: “AJ” conceded less than in 2019 against Ruiz. At that time, the Briton had secured a large part of the stock exchange. He didn’t succeed against Usyk.

The question of who can broadcast the fight is still open. According to “Daily Star”, the Saudis have also secured the contract in this bidding war and can therefore decide which broadcaster will show the fight.

It remains to be seen whether the last word has already been spoken here.


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