The two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is set to take home a staggering PS100 million from his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. This is a sum comparable to the multimillion-dollar DAZN contract.
The match will take place at Saudi Arabia on August 20 in 2022. Both fighters set to earn an enormous payday.
As per The Daily Mail, the site cost alone is believed to be at or around the PS92m mark – nearly double the amount that the Sheiks have paid for the first Saudi Arabia Grand Prix.
Joshua was the one who snatched up most part Sheiks’ PS66m site fee to face Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 Joshua will take 50% of the amount this time.
Despite fan outrage at the £24.95 cost to stream the September bout, around 1.2million fans still went ahead and purchased the fight. A repeat would add another £30m to the prize money pot, totalling somewhere in the region of £130m.
Due to a 50/50 split, the Brit will cash in on a minimum £65m payday. Yet this amount does not include ticket sales and sponsorship deals which, according to The Sun, could take the figure towards the £100m mark.
The British- Nigerian boxer, 32, has also penned a mouth-watering £100m deal with DAZN to stream his eagerly-awaited rematch fight in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, after leaving Sky Sports.
In September 2021, Joshua was stripped of his WBC, WBO, WBF, and IBO titles last September as Usyk defeated him at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium via unanimous decision. Joshua quickly applied his rematch clause to be able to claim his titles back.