Alexander Krasyuk, promoter of mandatory contender for the WBO heavyweight title, Alexander Usik, discussed the financial aspect of a potential fight against WBA / WBO / IBF champion Anthony Joshua.
“From June 16, the UK should be allowed to completely fill open stadiums. Whether it will be so or not, we do not know now. Therefore, we calculate the probabilities: 40, 60 or 80 thousand – how many tickets will be sold and what will be the income from this. Then sponsorship displays , radio rights, merchandise – everything bumps together. Then we count the costs: undercard, arena rent, production, flights, accommodation, meals – a whole bunch of different costs. This is one of the options – open book. It is the simplest and most democratic.
The second option is that the other party makes an offer. They say: “Do you want three million?” You answer: “I want.” They: “Take it.” You say: “I still want a little.” Of this amount, you need to pay 21% of the income tax in the UK, the sanction for the belt – 3% for each of the three organizations. Then you need to pay for the preparation. Tens of thousands of dollars are spent on a lawyer.
It turns out a certain figure, which is then redistributed between the promoter and the boxer according to the agreement. This is the scheme we are working on, because the whole world works according to a different scheme. We distribute the net figure according to how we agreed. As a result, the boxer will put half in his pocket.
In the Joshua – Usyk duel, we are talking about millions of dollars, not tens. Dozens will go in case of Usyk’s victory, “- said Alexander Krasyuk in an interview with the” Andrey Burenok about business “YouTube channel.