Parker Set To Make $10 Million For Joshua Fight
The main concern for Joseph Parker while negotiating for a fight with Anthony Joshua, was the amount of money he’d get for fighting the British boxing star.
According to multiple reports, Parker will be needing a new wallet following March 31st, as the WBO champion is set to receive approximately £7 million, roughly $9.6 million, to battle Joshua in Cardiff. On the other side of the coin, Joshua, the IBF/IBO/WBA champion, reportedly could earn about £15 million, which equates to approximately $20.6 million, for fighting Parker.
One thing he will not get is a rematch, as he does not have one in the contract agreed to on Sunday. While the overwhelming favorite in the fight, Joshua has one set in the terms, Parker doesn’t seem concerned with a second fight.
“There’s a rematch clause for him, so if I do win I don’t need a rematch clause,” Parker told Sky Sports. “I’m putting everything into March 31, so it doesn’t matter taking the short end of the stick. We’re happy with the deal, they’re happy with the deal. So everything’s done now. It’s just time to get it on. I think there’s enough talking, all contracts are signed, so we’re looking forward to it. It’s an exciting time to be a heavyweight.”
“I’m gonna come here in the best shape I’ve ever been in,” Parker said.
“I’m gonna put on a great performance. I’m gonna box the best I’ve ever boxed and if a knockout comes, it comes. But I think if you’re looking for it, you won’t get it. But I know I have the power to knock him out.”