Anthony Joshua Set For Much Bigger Payday Than Andy Ruiz Jr
By Mike Parrott
Anthony Joshua is set to earn a lot more than Andy Ruiz Jr in their highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, December 7.
Joshua-Ruiz Jr 2 is less than a week away now and with all the promotional content out, the match purses have been revealed, with AJ taking a much bigger chunk of it than the current Champion, Ruiz Jr.
Ruiz Jr, the current WBA, IBF & WBO heavyweight World Champion is only set to make £7.7 Million from the rematch while Joshua, the now-contender is set to make over six times that amount.
Joshua's purse will be between £40-60 Million. The final sum will depend on the pay-per-view sales generated by the event, mainly in the UK, but also worldwide.
The Brit's huge earnings will not be the biggest in boxing history, with Floyd Mayweather holding that record for his £250million fight against Manny Pacquiao in 2015.
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Ruiz Jr comes into the rematch as the Champion after the stunning win against Anthony Joshua. Ruiz gave AJ his first ever professional loss after TKO in the seventh round in their fight back in June.