The Amount Of Money Anthony Joshua Made After Losing Title To Oleksandr Usyk.
WBA (super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua and former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk clashed in one of the biggest fights of the year on September 25.
The bout have significant ramifications, as the winner will face Tyson Fury, the WBC and The Ring champion, or Deontay Wilder.
But how about the intrigue for this fight?
Before the fight, according to InsiderSport, Joshua vs. Usyk will air across 170 countries and territories on DAZN, and Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, predicted the bout would draw a capacity crowd in excess of 60,000 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Joshua and Usyk are the second- and fourth-ranked fighters in the heavyweight division, according to ESPN, and established champions, so the pay day for each competitor is also expected to be substantial. Here are the figures that Sporting News was able to compile before Saturday’s bout.
How much money will Anthony Joshua earn?
Per TotalSportal, Joshua is set to earn £10 million (US$13,832,700) against Usyk. The site also predicted that if the fight sells around 450,000 pay-per-view buys in the United Kingdom, Joshua could make £15 million (US$20,751,180) in total.
The U.S. Sun reported Joshua earned £10 million from his fight against Kubrat Pulev but missed out on £8 million since the bout was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a much less significant sum than what he earned in his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr. in December of 2019 (a guaranteed £46 million or US$63,639,160, per Chris McKenna of Daily Star Sports).
It is unclear what the split of the pay-per-view percentage will be for this bout, but Sporting Free reported the total could be 60 percent for Joshua and 40 percent for Usyk.
According to a report from WealthyGorilla in June, Joshua’s net worth is currently US$80 million.
How much money will Oleksandr Usyk earn
TotalSportal also reported Usyk will make £3 million (US$4,150,380) for Saturday’s bout, which is the biggest payday of his career according to Sportekz.
If the pay-per-view target (reportedly 450,000 buys) is met, Usyk could make another £1-£2 million (US$1,383,465 to $2,766,930). Usyk’s previous best payday was a reported US$2.5 million for his unanimous decision victory over Derek Chisora in Oct. of 2020.
Usyk’s net worth is US$4 million, so this will be a significant upgrade in his career earnings.