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Prize Money For Usyk Vs Joshua Rematch Revealed

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Prize Money For Usyk Vs Joshua Rematch Revealed

Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will each receive a guaranteed sum of £33.2million ($40m) for their world heavyweight championship rematch.

This is the second highest purse ever paid to a British boxer, since Joshua was paid $60million for the rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.

It was during tht doubt he regained the WBA, IBF and WBO titles following his first career defeat.

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This weekend’s earnings could rise close to $50million for either Joshua or Usyk if pay-per-view television sales reach a level sufficient.

The Saudis paid a basic $80million to host the fight in the Jeddah Sports City’s 10,000 seat Arena on Saturday.

The Saudi Kingdom is expected to raise the ante for a fight for the undisputed world heavyweight title involving the winner of Usyk v Joshua. Perhaps as high $100 million (£82m) if Tyson Fury is the opponent.

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