Anthony Joshua vs Robert Helenius fight purse: How much will each man be paid for huge O2 fight?

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ANTHONY JOSHUA will fight Robert Helenius on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London.

The main event of the night was initially scheduled to be a rematch between AJ and Dillian Whyte.

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However, the bout was forced to be cancelled after ‘The Body Snatcher’ returned an ‘adverse finding’ from his VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) testing.

Joshua will be in action for the first time since he beat Jermaine Franklin on points in April.

Whereas his opponent, Helenius, fought in Finland just last week, beating Mika Mielonen by way of TKO.

But how much will both fighters get paid for their huge fight at the O2?

How much will Anthony Joshua and Robert Helenius get paid?

There is currently no confirmed sum on how much the rivals will get paid for their clash on Saturday night.

However, it has been reported that there will be a total purse of £9.5million on offer.

Anthony Joshua will receive a guaranteed fee of £8million, while his opponent Helenius will claim £1.5million, according to reports.

AJ was also due a large payout from the PPV sales should the fight with Dillian Whyte gone ahead.

But as the initial bout was cancelled, Joshua vs Helenius isn’t deemed big enough to put on PPV and will be available for DAZN’s standard subscription holders.

AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn told talkSPORT: “We are taking the fight off pay-per-view.

The financial difference to Joshua in this fight is astounding, but he wants to fight, and in terms of non pay-per-view cards, I think this is one of the strongest we’ve ever done.”

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