Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will face off in a heavyweight championship rematch on Saturday, 20 August 2022, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Usyk’s WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles will be on the line. Anthony Joshua will pursue revenge and the belts he lost to Usyk last September. Here, Surprise Sports looks into Joshua vs Usyk 2 purse, payouts, and salaries the fighters will make.
Joshua vs Usyk 2 Purse and Salaries
Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will earn a 50-50 of the base purse for the heavyweight titles rematch billed as “Rage on the Red Sea.” It is set to be the most anticipated heavyweight bout for the ages, and the fight’s purse justifies this fact. According to the reports of the Daily Mail, both the fighters will earn a $40m guaranteed salary.
The figures can go as high up to $50m for each fighter if the pay-per-view money comes flooding in, and that is very much a possibility. The Saudi Arabian hosts have contributed to this jaw-dropping purse by paying $80m for the hosting rights. Moreover, the Sports City Arena’s 10,000-seater will contribute greatly. Sky Sports has coughed up $25m for broadcasting rights in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
How Much Money Will Anthony Joshua Earn From the Usyk Fight?
Anthony Joshua will earn a jaw-dropping $40m for his rematch against Usyk, and that is without the PPV revenues and other sponsorship bonuses. For the fight in September against Usyk, Joshua earned about $13.6m and 60% of the PPV revenue.
How Much Money Will Oleksandr Usyk Earn From the Joshua Fight?
Oleksandr Usyk is set to have his highest payday with a $40m guaranteed salary for his rematch against Anthony Joshua, and that is without the PPV revenues and other sponsorship bonuses. Usyk pocketed about a $4.1m base salary for his fight against Joshua in September and 40% of the PPV revenue.
Joshua vs Usyk 2: Date, Start Time, Venue
- Date: Saturday, 20 August 2022
- Main Card: Noon ET, 5:00 pm BST, 2:00 am AEST (next morning)
- Main Event Start Time: 5:15 pm ET, 10:15 pm BST (approx.)
- Venue: King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Joshua vs Usyk 2 will take place in the King Abdullah Sports City Arena in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The main cards will go underway on Saturday, 20 August 2022, at Noon ET, which is 5:00 pm BST. The Ring Walks for the main event should start around 5:15 pm ET, which is 10:15 pm BST.
How to Watch?
Boxing fans can watch the fight via Sky Sports Box Office and DAZN pay-per-view. In the United States, Canada, and Australia, Joshua vs Usyk 2 will be available on DAZN. The PPV price is $19.99 in the United States, $20 in Canada, and AUD 13.99 in Australia.
Sky Sports Box Office has the right to broadcast the rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk in the UK and Ireland. The PPV price is £26.95 in the UK and €31.95 in Ireland.