Anthony Joshua will take a £56MILLION pay minimize when he defends his world titles towards Kubrat Pulev, in line with stories.
The Brit will finish his 12-month absence from the ring this Saturday night time on the SSE Enviornment in Wembley when he faces Pulev for the WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles.
Joshua has not fought since his money-spinning rematch towards Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia final December when he coasted to a choice victory to reclaim his throne and grow to be a two-time world heavyweight champion.
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Final 12 months, it was reported the 31-year-old pocketed a whopping £66m towards Ruiz, whereas the Mexican-American needed to make do with a paltry £10m.
Nonetheless, The Telegraph declare that’s how a lot Joshua is getting paid this weekend towards 39-year-old Pulev, who will make roughly a 3rd of that.
The 2 males have been initially scheduled to combat within the autumn of 2017 after Joshua knocked out Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley, however the Bulgarian veteran was dominated out via damage.
Talking to talkSPORT.com earlier than the combat, former world cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson revealed Pulev may have merely taken the cash for the combat three years in the past, however selected to drag out as he was determined to win.
He stated: “Pulev is powerful, he’s formidable and he may have taken this combat three years in the past and he stated to us that, earlier than he pulled out, he informed his coach he was going for the win and never the cash.
“So he pulled out and he may have gotten paid 3 times greater than what he’s getting paid on Saturday, so this man is coming in for the win and never the cash.
“That tells me a hell of lots a few fighter and I’m fairly positive his confidence has shot up somewhat bit extra as a result of he has seen there’s a blueprint to beating Anthony Joshua.
“Earlier than, Anthony Joshua appeared unbeatable. So I believe he’ll throw all his eggs in a single basket and provides it his all.
“This has bought to be his career-best efficiency in any other case it’s probably his final efficiency at world degree.”