A big time Heavyweight boxing rematch between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz is set to go down on Dec. 7 from Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
The two men initially fought this past June in New York City, with Ruiz knocking out Joshua in round seven to hand him his first loss and take his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles.
Naturally, when a much-anticipated rematch gets booked, the negotiations can get hectic, with fighters demanding more money.
Case in point, Anthony is set to make a whopping $85 million for the rematch, according to Daily Mail, despite coming in as the challenger.
Ruiz, meanwhile, will only make $10 million coming in as the champion.
Reports had Ruiz asking for $50 million, but his agent was unable to lock that down. Still, passing up $10 million is hard to do.
With paydays such as those, it’s easy to see why a lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters — such as Conor Mcgregor — have wanted to cross over into the boxing world.
The winner of this fight will likely face the winner of the upcoming rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, set to do down in February of 2020.
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