Eddie Hearn reveals the ‘DIRT CHEAP’ payday he’ll get for a Fury vs Joshua blockbuster

Eddie Hearn believes Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is the “biggest fight ever”, so it is no surprise it would also be the richest fight ever.

Fury (34-0-1) will earn a career-high payday reportedly well in excess of £50million for his heavyweight unification vs Oleksandr Usyk on May 18. But should he come out victorious, an all-British blockbuster against Joshua (28-3) will make that look like small change.

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Hearn believes the two British stars would each earn north of £100million, and as Joshua’s promoter the Matchroom Boxing supremo and his company will also be in for a very lucrative evening’s work. But just how much would that be?

Hearn on Fury vs Joshua financials

When quizzed on the matter on Piers Morgan Uncensored, he bristled at Morgan’s opening tease that he might be in for 20%, but did admit that 10% would “not be too dissimilar”.

That of course means that in theory, Hearn and Matchroom would pocket £10million, but he stressed “we’re cheap” with father Barry adding “dirt cheap”.

That assertion comes from what the Hearns believe they bring to Joshua’s career – both in terms of where it is now and building it to this point. Eddie is also at pains to stress that it is a two-way street, with Joshua now a part of the Matchroom business and a great ambassador for it.

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Eddie said: “We talk about the high end, which is that fight [vs Fury], you also have to think about the build – the investment that’s made as he turned professional, taking him round the country, making sure his training’s there, his sparring’s there.

“And as such, we’ve also acknowledged the importance of AJ to our business. And he’s also involved in the business as well – which is the first time we’ve ever done that with a client. And that’s down to his loyalty, the input and the value that he’s added to Matchroom over the years.”

“He has been the driver of boxing in Britain and every fighter will acknowledge it.”

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