Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua Will Receive $139 Million Each for the Fight
OREANDA-NEWS. Heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will receive $139 million each for the fight in the summer of 2021. According to «ESPN», the athletes will receive this money only for the first match. For a rematch, the percentage of fees will be 60 to 40 in favor of the winner of the first meeting. The exact amount is not given.
Fury and Joshua signed a contract for two fights, which should take place before the end of 2021. The first one is planned to be held in June-July, the second — in November-December.
The 32-year-old Fury has 30 wins (21 by knockout) and one draw. 31-year-old Joshua won 24 fights (22 by knockout) and lost once. In their fight, all four heavyweight titles will be played — according to the versions of the WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO. The first one is now owned by Fury, the others by Joshua.
Earlier, Fury compared himself to a cyborg from the movies and said, that he is still looking for a boxer who can surpass him in skill.
«Fury is a very versatile athlete, so my personal focus is on Anthony and what he will bring to the ring to counter the range of techniques and tactics he may face», the coach Joby Clayton said. «A. J. is doing a great job, training with great energy. This is a very special time in his career», noticed the coach.