The highly-anticipated bout between the two heavyweight champions is on the horizon, with both boxers keen to organize the fight. The two British heavyweights have already agreed to financial terms for two fights in 2021.
There will be a high amount of interest from all over the world, with countries such as Saudi Arabia keen to host one of the biggest boxing events of next year, if confirmed.
First, however, AJ will defend his WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight titles in a bout with Bulgarian veteran Kubrat Pulev.
The fight will take place at Wembley Arena in London on December 12, with only 1,000 fans allowed to attend the event.
It is reported that AJ is set to lose around £8 million from the title defence not having a sold-out arena.
To put that into perspective, Joshua’s last fight – revenge against Andy Ruiz Jr. that took place in Saudi Arabia – talkSPORT reported that AJ pocketed between £40 million and £60 million.
In an interview, 31-year-old Joshua has said he is happy to take a pay cut for about with the Gypsy King, as he stated, as per The Sun: “Yeah, why not?