If in one aspect of the negotiations for the match between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury there were no problems, it is finding the host of the show. There were a few interested, and from the beginning, it was clear how the best financial offer would decide.
Eddie Hearn and the team were even happier when it came from people they had already worked with. The same team from Saudi Arabia that worked on Joshua’s match against Andy Ruiz will be the main partner here as well.
In fact, the side that gave the money needed to do everything at a high level, but also for those basic fighters' fees. Now the news has surfaced in the public about how much these fees should be. As the Mirror reveals, the Saudis gave $ 150 million to host the event.
That money will be 50-50 split between the boxers, which is actually a great success for Fury’s negotiators, as Joshua as the owner of the three belts had a starting advantage.
Of course, that's not all, since the boxers will also get a certain part of the money from the TV rights, and it is expected that this figure could be closer to the one given by the Saudis.
This is such a big match, but it’s probably clear to everyone. Then all the representatives of the boxers will have their part, but it is clear that most of the money will still belong to the biggest stars. The latest information says that the match will take place on August 7 or 14.
Hearn prefers this second date, as the first coincides with the closing of the Olympics, but the decision will be made by the Saudis depending on logistical factors. The telecast should cost around £ 25 in the UK, while ESPN should charge Americans a hundred dollars.
In the rest of the world, DAZN has the TV rights, but it is assumed that they will rarely be the carrier of the transfer. Namely, the interest in TV rights is huge and in a few countries where sports are followed more seriously, this match will not be broadcast live on television.
Fury's last match against Deontay Wilder recorded about a million broadcasts sold globally, but this one should exceed that figure.Now the news has surfaced in the public about how much these fees should be. As the Mirror reveals, the Saudis gave $ 150 million to host the event.
Most believe that this is exactly what will happen, that this television broadcast will break all records, but of course most also expect a spectacle and a great fight.