Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua Could Earn More in One Night Than LIonel Messi Earns in a Year

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua Could Earn More in One Night Than LIonel Messi Earns in a Year

Byron Pillay
updated at January 30, 2024 at 3:43 PM
  • Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury could both earn over £100 million each should they fight each other
  • Joshua will fight Francis Ngannou in March and will earn a shot at the heavyweight title if he wins
  • Fury will meet Oleksandr Usyk in a title unification bout on February 17 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

There’s big money to be made in boxing.

British boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are on course for a massive payday provided they both win their next fights.

Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will both earn a huge amount on money if they were to fight.
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are set to pocket £100 million each if they fight each other. Image: Julian Finney/ James Chance.
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As noted by The Mirror, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, stated how much each boxer would pocket for an all-British clash.

He made the comments before Deontay Wilder was beaten by Joseph Parker, while he was still scheduled to take on Joshua.

"They’ll make over £100 million each. If Fury beats Usyk and AJ beats Wilder, they’ll make over £100 million each.” At that level, that’s when it starts to become easy.

Joshua will no longer face Wilder, but the money remains the same if he wins his next bout.

Fury and Joshua’s earnings compared to Messi’s

To put it into context, both Fury and Joshua will earn more in one night than Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe make in a year.

As reported by the LA Times, Messi earns approximately $60 million a year due to his deal in America.

Joshua and Fury will earn $126 million for their fight. Paris Saint-Germain Kylian Mbappe makes just over €90 million per year, All Football reported.

That equates to approximately £77 million, just over £20 million less than each fighter will pocket for a night’s work.

Who will Anthony Joshua fight next?

While the former heavyweight champion has one eye on a big fight purse, Joshua can’t afford to overlook his next opponent.

The Telegraph reported that the British boxer will take on Francis Ngannou on March 8. Ngannou gave Fury a run for his money in his debut bout and will look to make a statement against AJ.

Fury to battle for unified heavyweight crown

Speaking of Fury, The Gypsy King will battle Oleksandr Usyk in his next fight.

The two champions will finally meet on February 17 in a title unification bout in Saudi Arabia.

How much Fury earned from Ngannou bout

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury recently disclosed how much money he made from his fight against Francis Ngannou.

The heavyweight champion and the former UFC Heavyweight title holder squared off during an exhibition bout in Saudi Arabia.

The Cameroonian fighter nearly recorded a historic victory, but Fury was declared the winner on points, Sports Brief reported.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.