Anthony Joshua set for £15MILLION payday in Wembley Stadium super-fight against Wladimir Klitschko

ANTHONY JOSHUA is set to pocket £15million from his Wembley superfight with Wladimir Klitschko.

The megabout on Saturday is expected to smash British pay-per-view records.

And the heavyweight world title clash could generate total revenue heading towards a staggering £50m — also making it the richest fight in UK history.

Anthony Joshua is set to earn £15MILLION from his megafight with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley
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The IBF and the WBA, should Anthony Joshua win that, will want mandatory fights to be completed by the end of the year
The heavyweight title fight is expected to smash box office records
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Ricky Hatton holds the current British PPV best of 1.2m for his 2007 loss to Floyd Mayweather Jnr in Las Vegas.

Joshua’s fight will cost fans at home £19.99 and if, as expected, the numbers soar to around 1.5m it would bring in almost £30m.

With Wembley packed to its 90,000 capacity, gate revenue from tickets that ranged from £60 up to £2,200 is calculated to be in the region of £8m.

Anthony Joshua faces the sternest test of his professional boxing career when he fights Wladimir Klitschko
Joshua faces the sternest test of his professional boxing career when he fights Klitschko
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On top of that, TV station RTL add in the region of £4m to the kitty for live coverage in Germany.

American cable giants HBO and Showtime also have a contract to show the fight live in the US that has cost them £2m. TV rights for the rest of the world are bringing in £1m, with sponsorship and merchandising bagging £1m each.


That already makes for a payday of around £47m — with the total set to go even higher.

In contrast, David Haye’s fight on pay per view against fellow Brit Tony Bellew last month pulled in only 890,000 buys.

Beaming promoter Eddie Hearn said: “Of course there is a lot of money at stake.

“With all these things, you can do the maths.

“I don’t like breaking it down to figures — but you know the pay-per-view price and you know the capacity of Wembley.

“Anthony and Wladimir know the levels of income that could be achieved — but I don’t think it’s in their minds.”

American David Fields, a veteran of more than 200 bouts in his 17- year career, will referee the clash between unbeaten IBF champ Joshua and Ukrainian Klitschko, with the vacant WBA Super and IBO belts also at stake.

The judges will be Don Trella (USA), Nelson Vazquez (Puerto Rico) and Steve Weisfeld (USA).

Trainer Freddie Roach insists youth will prevail — and is backing Joshua, 27, to beat Klitschko, 41.

Roach will be at Wembley as his fighter Scott Quigg takes on Romanian Viorel Simion in a final eliminator for the IBF featherweight title held by Welshman Lee Selby.

Roach said: “I’m going to go with youth, even though Klitschko is my friend. He will be mad at me — but I think youth should prevail.”

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