Tens of millions: it became known how much Usik earned for two fights with Joshua
The unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) earned more than 40 million euros for two fights against Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs). At the same time, thanks to his victory in the first fight, the Ukrainian boxer increased his rematch fee several times.
Such data is available from the authoritative publication talkSport. Going into the fight on September 25, 2021, Usik knew about the distribution of fees in the ratio of 75 to 25 in favor of Joshua, who then held three championship belts. The Ukrainian's guaranteed earnings amounted to five million pounds (5.75 million euros) compared to 15 million for his opponent.
After taking the belts away from the Briton, Oleksandr agreed to equally split the sum of 65 million pounds (74.5 million euros) for a second fight with Anthony in Jeddah in August 2022. Both boxers earned 32.5 million in British currency (37.3 million euros).
Thus, two fights with Joshua brought Usik a record 43 million euros for Ukrainian boxing. Earlier, the legendary Wladimir Klitschko earned the largest fee among our compatriots, receiving $17 million for his fight against Oleksandr Povetkin in Moscow.
As a reminder, Oleksandr Usik is scheduled to fight the British Tyson Fury (34-0-1, 24) in his next fight. The title of absolute world champion will be at stake. The fight was originally scheduled for December 23, but was postponed.
The media named the date of the confrontation. Journalists also claimed that the British boxer was threatened with a $240 million lawsuit if he refused to fight Usik by the end of the year. The Ukrainian himself admitted how the postponement of the fight affected him.
As OBOZ.UA reported, Oleksandr Usyk did not disclose his tactical plan for the fight with Tyson Fury. In addition, it became known that the Ukrainian is being set up for a fight against the Briton. Also, bookmakers have dramatically changed their quotes for the confrontation.