British-Nigerian boxer and World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua was reportedly paid a whooping sum of N8.2 Billion (£15 million) for beating Ukraine’s giant Wladimir Klitschko last weekend at Wembley.
Joshua was paid a career-high purse for the epic fight, the biggest earned by the British fighter since he started his boxing career.
Despite, Klitschko losing the IBF, IBO and WBA titles to him, he was also paid £15 million as part of the fight purse deal, which was set for a 50/50 split.
It was also reported that the bout generated gate receipts worth about £7 million, while US television rights sold for almost £2.4 million, with Showtime and HBO sharing the rights.
German TV RTL also paid about £4 million to broadcast the event in the country where Ukrainian Klitschko is a super star, while over £1 million was pumped in by sponsors among many others.