Joshua was paid a career-high purse for the epic fight, the biggest earned by the British fighter since he started his boxing career.
Anthony Joshua was reportedly paid N8.2billion for beating Wladimir Klitschko
British-Nigerian boxer and World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua was reportedly paid a whooping sum of N8.2 Billion (£15 million) for beating Ukraine’s giant Wladimir Klitschko last weekend at Wembley.
Despite, Klitschko losing the IBF, IBO and WBA titles to him, he was also paid £15 million as part of the fight purse deal, which was set for a 50/50 split.
It was also reported that the bout generated gate receipts worth about £7 million, while US television rights sold for almost £2.4 million, with Showtime and HBO sharing the rights.
German TV RTL also paid about £4 million to broadcast the event in the country where Ukrainian Klitschko is a super star, while over £1 million was pumped in by sponsors among many others.