Heavyweight star Dillian Whyte claims he only earned £300 after beating Anthony Joshua in the amateurs

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DILLIAN WHYTE only earned £300 for his win over Anthony Joshua in the amateur ranks.

The two British heavyweights battled each other in 2009.

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Dillian Whyte only got £300 for beating Anthony Joshua as an amateur[/caption]
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He lost to AJ via TKO in 2015 when they met as pros[/caption]
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Whyte was knocked out by Fury in the biggest payday of his career[/caption]

The Body Snatcher managed to defeat the future world champion via a unanimous points verdict in an all-out brawl.

However, Whyte later revealed that he only received the small sum for the fight – but sounded very happy with his pay cheque.

He told Carl Froch’s podcast: “I remember, I had an amateur fight somewhere and I beat the guy, I think it was the Joshua fight, and the coach comes to me and he gave me like 300 quid and he said, ‘this is your exes,’ and I was like ‘what?’.

“So you’re telling me I get paid to beat people up? And he went, ‘yeah, here are your exes’.

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“So I was shocked, I never came from a sporting background, I ain’t had no big amateur career.

“I had no-one to look after me and tell me whatever, no-one in my family did anything sport-wise.”

Whyte, 33, added: “I didn’t know how it worked, my coach said do you want to fight and I said yeah, cool, I don’t care I’ll fight anyone.

“So he came to me and gave me [the money] and [I said], ‘so you’re telling me I can beat guys up and don’t get in trouble and I get paid’. I was like, ‘when is the next fight then’.”

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Whyte and Joshua both moved into the pro ranks following successful amateur careers.

They met again in December 2015 but this time Joshua, 31, got the win via knockout in the 7th round after being rocked by Whyte in the second.

In April Whyte had the biggest payday of his professional boxing career when he faced Tyson Fury in a heavyweight world title clash.

Wembley increased capacity to 94,000 for the fight with Whyte getting knocked out in the sixth round.

He missed out on a bonus £3million for winning but still pocketed an impressive £6m – showing how far he has come.

Joshua, on the other hand, is waiting for his rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, who he lost his WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles to last year.

The fight date has finally be announced with AJ set to take on the Ukrainian in Saudi Arabia on August 20.

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