Nigerian-born British Fighter, Anthony Joshua To Earn $60m in Ruiz Rematch

Anthony Joshua is set to rake in $60 million from his rematch with Mexican WBO champion, Andy Ruiz Jr.

According to UK’s Daily Star, Anthony Joshua will not only be fighting for his belts on Saturday in Saudi Arabia, but he is also set for the biggest payday in British boxing history.

Ruiz had beaten Joshua in Madison Square, US, earlier in the year and won the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.

Though Joshua is not the reigning champion, he stands to take the lion’s share of what is reportedly a mammoth dual payout.

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Daily Star reports that Joshua is guaranteed around $60m for his rematch with WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jnr in Saudi Arabia.

Mexican-American heavyweight boxing champion Andy Ruiz Jr (2nd left), boxing promoter Eddie Hearn (centre), and challenger Anthony Joshua (2nd right) during a press conference ahead of the ‘Clash on the Dunes’ fight between Ruiz Jr and Joshua in December, in the Saudi capital Riyadh …on Wednesday. Photo: AFP

The figure will be further increased by revenue from Sky Sports Box Office with reportedly punters ready to cough up £24.95 to watch the blockbuster rematch.

Joshua’s previous biggest payday was the £18m he earned for the first fight with Ruiz Jr.

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