Joshua to earn $20M, Pulev $5M in title bout

By Daily Sports on October 12, 2017

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Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) will be getting a career high purse of $20 million for his title defense against Kubrat Pulev (25-1, 13 KOs) on October 28, according to the 36-year-old Pulev’s purse will be $5 million, as the challenger.

But most heavyweights would jump at the chance to get $5 million fighting Joshua. Deontay Wilder making $1.5 million for his fights at heavyweight, it shows you how well Pulev will be doing against Joshua.

This will be Pulev’s biggest payday of his 8-year pro career. Pulev had a long amateur career in Bulgaria, which included him competing in the 2008 Olympics. Pulev arguably should have turned pro at earlier age rather than spending so many years fighting in the amateur ranks. He likely thought he could win a gold medal in the Olympics. Unfortunately for Pulev, he was eliminated in his first match of the 2008 Olympics in losing to Oscar Rivas (Colombia) by a 11-5 score.

Joshua’s $20 million purse is more than he made for his fight against Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 of this year at Wembley Stadium in London, England. If the $20M is correct, it suggests that Joshua’s popularity is increasing with each and every fight.

Joshua vs. Pulev will be taking place on October 28 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The stadium seats 74,500 boxing fans.

•Photo shows Joshua, Pulev face-off.

Source Daily Sports

Posted October 12, 2017

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