Anthony Joshua to get N64bn from Ngannou fight

Anthony Joshua and Francis Ngannou are set to become significantly richer once their fight in Saudi Arabia is done and dusted later this week.

The two are all set for their contest this Friday and there are tens of millions set to pour into their accounts, no matter who wins.

It’s an important fight for both men, with AJ looking to set up a huge 2024 in which he hopes to become


world champion again, while his opponent will want to build on his first professional match against Tyson Fury.

The UFC icon stunned the world when he knocked Fury down before controversially losing via split decision.

It should be a great contest between two men who have stated they plan to be aggressive, and they will both be a whole lot wealthier once the contest is over.


The official figures for the purse and prize money have yet to be confirmed.

However, what is guaranteed is that Ngannou and AJ will make millions from this fight.

The Cameroonian will take home $20million, which works out to around £16m.

This would be the most lucrative fight in his career by a distance and would be double what he earned against Fury.

This purse fee doesn’t include any pay-per-view money or fees for winning or lasting the full distance etc.


So, it’s possible Ngannou could earn well over £20m for a maximum of 30 minutes in the ring.

Meanwhile, this is also set to be one of Joshua’s most lucrative fights.

Reports suggest he will earn nearly £40m.

Again, this doesn’t include PPV fees or any potential prize money.

These figures have not been made public yet, so things could slightly change.


However, what is clear is that Joshua will earn significantly more than Ngannou.

Some might think this is unfair, but the Brit is the more experienced boxer and former two-time unified world champion, so commands a bigger fee.


Meanwhile, this is just Ngannou’s second professional boxing match.

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