Anthony Joshua earned a mountain of money for his fight with Wladimir Klitschko 3 years ago

Anthony Joshua earned a mountain of money for his fight with Wladimir Klitschko

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Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko served up a fight that will live long in the memory on Saturday night as they produced 11 rounds of mayhem, twists, turns and eventually a finish.

Joshua recovered from being knocked down for the first time in his career by earning a TKO of the Ukrainian legend in the 11th round.

The talented Brit is now at the summit of world boxing and has a number of options ahead of him, including a rematch with Klitschko, who it's understood had a rematch clause in the fight contract.

But, immediately after the fight, while still in the ring, Joshua made reference to Tyson Fury, and of course, Fury wasn't going to take any mention of him lying down.

The prospect of an all British showdown between Joshua and Fury would get the pulse the racing, and we can imagine, provided Fury can overcome his recent health issues, promoters would be keen to set up another payday such as the one last night.

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But how much does Joshua look set to pocket after Saturday's thrilling fight?

Prior to the fight, Sky Sports Box Office predicted an estimated 1.5 million people would purchase the fight, which will translate to around £30 million in revenue.

Added to this the 90,000 advertised attendance at the event which looks set to add another £8 million to the kitty as well as individual endorsements for the fight.

It's reported that Joshua pocketed £15 million following last night's win.

But the sky is the limit for the Olympic Gold medalist according to former heavyweight world title challenger Scott Welch.

"I believe that Anthony Joshua will be the first billionaire fighter," Welch told The Daily Telegraph.

"I really do believe that. Floyd Mayweather has earned £500 or £600million, Mike Tyson earned £300-odd million 20 or 30 years ago. This guy, as a heavyweight, has got the potential to be the first billionaire fighter.

"He's going to rule for the next eight or nine years. Within six months to a year he'll be unbeatable."