Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk will fight for three versions of the world heavyweight title when they meet at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium tonight.
The 31-year-old Briton will make the second defense of his belts since collecting them against Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia at the end of 2019.
But Joshua faces an extremely difficult task as he takes on the undefeated Usyk, Olympic gold medalist and former undisputed cruiserweight champion.
The Ukrainian has already beaten a British world champion to Tony Bellew, stopping him in the eighth round of their fight in 2018.
But Joshua will be convinced that his size and strength can overwhelm Usyk, who is widely regarded as a pound-for-pound star.
Here’s what you need to know about the fighters’ scholarships for tonight’s clash.
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How much will the fighters earn?
Joshua set to earn £ 15million for Usyk fight, according to the Mirror. That’s significantly more than he won against Kubrat Pulev nine months ago when he was forced to fight in front of just 1,000 fans due to coronavirus restrictions.
This time, he will step into the ring in front of 63,000 spectators at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium.
However, the purse for this fight will still be a far cry from the £ 66million he won after Andy Ruiz Jr’s rematch in Saudi Arabia. Much of that scholarship was due to the site fees the Saudis paid to host the event.
It’s also considerably less than the £ 200million he was set to earn for a two-fight deal with WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Meanwhile, Usyk is expected to earn around £ 3million for the fight, a figure that could rise to £ 5million depending on pay-per-view performance on Sky Sports.
The Ukrainian won around $ 2.5million for his last fight, which was also on PPV, against another Briton in Dereck Chisora.