Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn says there’s a massive amount of money on the table for Anthony Joshua.
Many agree that Joshua vs. Tyson Fury is the biggest fight that can be made in boxing today. Joshua holds most of the major heavyweight gold. Fury is the only one who stands in his way when it comes to undisputed status.
During an appearance on a DAZN and SiriusXM show, Hearn claimed that Joshua would earn a dollar amount not seen since Floyd Mayweather’s pro days (via BoxingScene.com).
“That’s Mayweather money. You know? And we haven’t seen Mayweather money since Mayweather. So, no fighter’s earned anywhere near that kind of money since and, you know, this is the first time that, you know, fighters will be earning that kind of category of dollars. So, you know, I think it’s impossible to give a number. There’s no set purses for this fight because, obviously, it’s a revenue share. But it’s certainly gonna break records everywhere.”
The general consensus is that it would’ve been a no brainer to book Joshua vs. Fury in the UK in a stadium. Of course, the issue lies in the fact that the world is still reeling thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hearn has said that Joshua and Fury would have to take pay cuts if they want to fight in the UK thanks to the barring of large gatherings, including sporting events.
While Joshua vs. Fury is unlikely for England, at least for the first go-around, it’s safe to say that this could be the most lucrative boxing match that can be made in 2021.