Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk Fight Purse Revealed

Published 09/25/2021, 2:45 PM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The heavyweight champion of the world takes on the former cruiserweight champion. Anthony Joshua takes on Oleksandr Usyk will rake in a lot of PPV sales. The fight promises to be one of the most entertaining heavyweight fights of the year.

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With the number two and number three ranked heavyweight fighters taking on each other, the payday for each fighter will also be substantial. The hype around the fight is real, with the tickets getting sold out within 24 hours.

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Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk fight purse

Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua will reportedly make $20,751,180 (£15 million) to fight Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk, on the other hand, will earn $6,842,495 (£5 million) at White Hart Lane on Saturday.

Joshua will earn 50% more than he did when he fought last against Kubrat Pulev last December. Joshua would earn more if he took on Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury like they originally intended to. However, the Fury fight did not fall through when Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder won an arbitration hearing for securing a trilogy fight against Fury.

Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk Weigh-in – The O2, London, Britain – September 24, 2021 Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk during the weigh-in Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The fight against Usyk will prove to be a very important fight in the division. The winner of the fight will look to take on the winner of the Fury vs Wilder fight to unify all heavyweight titles.

Usyk conquered the cruiserweight division and became the super champion before deciding to come up to the heavyweight division. Usyk has his eyes on Joshua’s belts. However, Usyk has never fought someone with the speed, size, and power of Joshua before.

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In just his third fight in the heavyweight division, Usyk will challenge for the belt. And Joshua will go into this fight trying to defend his titles for the very first time after winning them back from ‘The Destroyer’ Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Who do you think will win on Saturday? Will Usyk be able to cause the upset or will he fall victim to Anthony Joshua’s feared offense?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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