British-Nigerian, Anthony Joshua and fellow Brit, Tyson Fury could be set for a massive payday in their upcoming clash.
Both fighters will earn as high as £100 million each in the blockbuser heavyweight championship fight which will hold next year. The majority of the agreement on the deal is expected to be completed within the next few days.
Eddie Hearn, who is a promoter for Anthony Joshua has claimed that there is an agreement in principle with Tyson Fury with TV rights being the only hurdle left.
According to Hearn via the DailyMail:
“The only problem that needs to be resolved is the TV rights issues and after that, we are all in for the fight. Everyone is completely in on the finances — 50-50 first fight, 60-40 to the winner, two fights. There is no reason we cannot complete the deal in a couple of days and then move on and solve the other problems.”
The broadcasting rights could cause a problem because Joshua is signed to Sky and DAZN, while Fury is with BT and ESPN.
Both fighters’ teams reportedly agreed to split the money equally and the first fight is set to be held in the Middle East later next year. There will also be a rematch in the United Kingdom.
Anthony Joshua recently knocked out IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the ninth round of their fight to retain his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles.