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Anthony Joshua To Earn A Staggering Amount For Joseph Parker Fight

Nasir Jabbar

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Anthony Joshua To Earn A Staggering Amount For Joseph Parker Fight

How much sweet, sweet moolah is Anthony Joshua making tonight? A lot. An eight-figure purse.

(Joshua brilliantly reacts to the call-out from UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic:)

The IBF, WBA (super) and IBO world heavyweight champion sets his sights on another belt in the shape of Joseph Parker's WBO strap.

And in taking on the unbeaten Kiwi champion, Joshua will reportedly pocket a massive £18 million, according to Mirror.

Joshua hits the pads at the open workout. Image: PA
Joshua hits the pads at the open workout. Image: PA

It's back-to-back fights at Cardiff's Principality Stadium. In his previous outing against the stubborn Carlos Takam, Joshua earned a cool £15 million while racking up his 20th professional victory.

Not only will Joshua have sold out another stadium show with a crowd of 80,000 expected, but pay-per-view sales are expected to be mega with the unification clash capturing the public's imagination.

Joshua and Parker with their promoters during the pre-fight presser. Image: PA
Joshua and Parker with their promoters during the pre-fight presser. Image: PA

The 26-year-old makes the third defence of his WBO belt after claiming the vacant title against American Andy Ruiz in 2016.

He's defended against Razvan Cojanu and Hughie Fury in a lacklustre affair. He now takes on another unbeaten Brit while tasked with the hardest fight of his career thus far.

Joshua weighs in. Image: PA
Joshua weighs in. Image: PA
Joshua and Parker face-off. Image: PA
Joshua and Parker face-off. Image: PA

Ahead of the world title contest, Joshua weighed in his lightest weight since 2014.

Still in supreme shape though lighter than his previous outing, coming in at 17 st and 4 lbs. However, heavier than Parker who enters at 16 st 12 lbs.

Joshua or Parker - who do you fancy?

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Topics: Joseph Parker, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing

Nasir Jabbar
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