Shocking!! See How Much Anthony Joshua Earned For Beating Klitschko | See Details
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Shocking!! See How Much Anthony Joshua Earned For Beating Klitschko | See Details

 Anthony JoshuaNow British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua who recently won a great battle got the sum of £15 million (N8.2 billion) for beating Wladimir Klitschko last weekend – the biggest purse earned by a British fighter on home soil.

Only Ricky Hatton has picked up more in one night, as he earned in excess of £15 million for his clash with Floyd Mayweather Jnr in 2007 in Las Vegas.

The heavyweight clash at Wembley Stadium generated huge interest, which reach 1.5 million sales on pay-per-view, eclipsing the previous record of 1.15 milliom for Mayweather’s clash with Manny Pacquiao in 2015, which was 100,000 above the American’s fight with Hatton.

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Joshua’s defence of the IBF belt against Klitschko, generated gate receipts worth about £7 million.

US television rights sold for almost £2.4 million, with Showtime and HBO sharing the rights. German TV RTL has also paid about £4 million to broadcast the event in the country where Ukrainian Klitschko is a star.

More than £1 million was pumped in by sponsors, while merchandising broke the £1 million barrier to deliver an eye-watering total well in excess of £40 million.

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