Ahead of potential super fight, pundits compare Fury, Joshua’s earnings
Tyson FURY has officially called out Anthony Joshua for a heavyweight blockbuster fight in the United Kingdom in a bout, which looks like it could finally happen, writes manchestereveningnews.co.uk.
The Gypsy King has made his intentions clear to remain in boxing after declaring he will retire following his win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium, London.
This is coming after Fury became aware that a bout with Oleksandr Usyk will not happen until next year, with the Ukrainian reportedly injured from the fight with Joshua.
Both Fury and Joshua have discussed the potential of a fight for many years, with one looking likely in 2021. However, Deontay Wilder enforced a rematch clause, which put a fight on hold. And after Joshua lost to Usyk, before going on to lose the rematch, it looked like one may never happen.
But with Fury now calling Joshua out yesterday, it now may actually happen.
It’s a fight that will be extremely lucrative for both fighters, with both likely to make at least £30 million for the fight.
Fury’s reported net worth of £130 million comes from the money he made in his trilogy bouts with Deontay Wilder, as well as his last bout with Whyte – in those fights alone making just short of £100 million.
His 27 other bouts will have seen him make millions, as well as his exploits outside of the ring – including his two best-selling books and a new release of an energy drink Furocity Energy.
Joshua is believed to have a net worth of about £118 million, with the 32-year-old making around £40 million from his latest fight against Usyk.
Joshua also received big paydays from his wins over Wladimir Klitschko, Andy Ruiz Jr and Alexander Povetkin.
Meanwhile, Joshua’s trainer, Angel Fernandez, has made a surprising prediction for the proposed Fury vs Usyk clash. Despite his fighter suffering back-to-back losses to the Ukrainian, Fernandez is backing Fury to do what AJ couldn’t by having his hand raised after the final bell, reports express.co.uk.
“He will give Fury trouble,” Fernandez told talkSPORT, “But I think Fury somehow, he’ll find a way. He’s too big, too tall, too rangy. Personally, I don’t see him beating Fury. But that’s what makes this division so interesting.
“Rebuild Anthony and hopefully we get to fight Tyson Fury. And God knows, we might end up fighting Usyk for a third time.”
Fury and Usyk are reportedly negotiating terms to stage the first undisputed heavyweight unification clash of the four-belt era for early next year. Initial reports had suggested that they were targeting December 17 but with Usyk unable to make the date due to injuries sustained in his last fight a renewed timeline of February 11 or February 18 has been tabled.