Anthony Joshua will be receiving $13.6 million (£10 million pounds) and 60% of the PPV revenue despite losing to Oleksandr Usyk , while Usyk will take $4.1 million (£3 million pounds) and a 40% share.
These are guaranteed figures whether the fighter wins or loses. The final amount that each fighter will take home and the lion’s share of the profit will depend heavily on the pay-per-view figures. If broad estimates are to be believed, the final figures tend to hover around £50 million pounds ($68 million) for Joshua and £15 million pounds ($20.5 million) for Usyk.
A large majority of Joshua’s net worth is thanks to his company Sparta Promotions, which turned over £63.9 million for the 2020 financial year and made a gross profit of £57.9 million.
‘AJ’ took home £6.55m from marketing, sponsorship and endorsements that year.
Joshua also owns 258 MGT, a management company that recently signed British heavyweight Derek Chisora earlier this month.
And Joshua’s has high hopes for his financial success, telling GQ in 2017 he hopes to become a “billionaire”.
“He said: “When I first started, the aim was to become a multimillionaire. But now there are ordinary people, grandmas and granddads, who are worth millions just because of property prices.
“So the new school of thought is that I need to be a billionaire. Being a millionaire is good, but you have to set your sights higher. If I’m making £10 million from my next fight, my next target has to be making ten times that.
“And if I get to £100m-150m, why not go for the billion? I know self-made billionaires. It’s hard, but it’s possible.”
Usyk has agreed to a rematch clause in the contract, which would see him offer an immediate rematch to AJ in the event of a Usyk victory. In the event that this is triggered, a second take could potentially see both of these fighters commanding a substantially higher payday. But like the rest of the boxing finances, how much this might be is anybody’s guess.