Eddie Hearn has offered some insight into the potential fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He said there’s no set figure for the fighters; however, the promoter revealed that it’s like Floyd Mayweather money.
The two heavyweight champions will reportedly meet for a massive undisputed fight this year. Despite the significance of the fight, the monetary aspect has been a major talking point.
Speaking to the AK and Barak show, Hearn said, “I think a lot depends on the numbers of fight in terms of the revenue, you know.
“The site fees, the Pay-Per-View numbers, the international TV. But it’s certainly, I think, the biggest fight, most lucrative fight in boxing right now. Unquestionably. That’s Mayweather money. And we haven’t seen Mayweather money since Mayweather.”
This showed just how much revenue a fight like this requires. It also explained why the fight has been so difficult to make.
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The promoter did, however, say that this fight will break records. From a fight of this nature, we almost expect it. It is only a matter of how many and which records it ends up shattering. It will be interesting to see if the fight will be as profitable as the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight.
Reports have suggested that both fighters will take home a minimum of $100 million from the fight. However, depending on the location and whether there can be fans, it could go even higher. Either way, this will be a lucrative fight for all involved.
Moreover, given the list of probable locations, it has the potential to be the most lucrative fight in boxing history. Despite this, until the contracts are signed, none of these rumors matter. Although, going by the rumors, it seems closer than ever.
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