Joshua Set To Bank Career-High Purse in Miller Defense

By Declan Taylor, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY JOSHUA is set to pocket a career-high purse for fighting Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller on June 1 in New York.

The WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO champion was expected to defend his belts at Wembley on April 13.

But after failing to secure a big enough opponent, AJ will now attempt to crack America.


His promoter Eddie Hearn says a deal to fight New York native Miller is now close to completion and their Madison Square Garden showdown could be rubber-stamped before the end of the week.

And it is understood that Joshua will earn around £25m [32 million USD] for his part in the Big Apple clash – which would eclipse the £20m he banked for beating Alexander Povetkin in September.

Most of the money will be stumped up by Hearn’s US broadcast partner DAZN, while Joshua will also earn via UK pay-per-view sales on Sky Sports Box Office.

Hearn said: “I would say it is 80 percent likely that Joshua will fight Miller next.

“The money is not just coming from DAZN, it’s Sky Sports Box Office, it’s Madison Square Garden, it’s international TV.

“Every marketing executive and PR specialist have always said, ‘You have to fight in America’ and the timing just appears to be right.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by davefromvancouv on 02-18-2019

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19521070]Lolx......... What a clown. I didn't know you are these funny.[/QUOTE] You really believe all the revenue he receives is public knowledge? He has his own promotional company, co-promoted the Wilder-Fury fight, PPV numbers in several countries were not released,…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 02-18-2019

[QUOTE=davefromvancouv;19520721]In Wilder's case, only a small fraction of his revenue is required by law to be made public. In Joshua's case, you just have to take Hearn's word for it. Essentially, it's none of your business.[/QUOTE] Lolx......... What a clown.…

Comment by davefromvancouv on 02-18-2019

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;19520555]Keep pretending the figures were not out. So how did the boxing knew AJ was the cash cow of the division if no one knows anything.[/QUOTE] In Wilder's case, only a small fraction of his revenue is required by law…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 02-18-2019

[QUOTE=Deus;19519681]This notion of people being 'avoided' is all wrong. If people are deemed a high risk and thus struggling to get fights lined up then all it requires is for their backers to up the reward to entice people in.…

Comment by Laligalaliga on 02-18-2019

[QUOTE=davefromvancouv;19519654]Wilder was the only champion at the time and he was being avoided as a high risk opponent.[/QUOTE] Now you sound like another novince. Maybe you started following boxing recently. No one avoids you when you have 50mil, not even…

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