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Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk purse & prize money for undisputed heavyweight showdown

Heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set for hugely lucrative paydays as the heavyweight greats get set to contest their hugely-anticipated undisputed showdown in Saudi Arabia, but how much will the pair earn?

To put it bluntly, a fortune!

Although the final figure won't officially be confirmed until after fight night, it's estimated that the two will pocket a share of over £100m. Not bad for a night's work, eh!

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Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk - How much will each fighter earn?

It's the fight that boxing fans have long been clamouring for.

And barring any late hiccups, it appears as though we are finally destined to see Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk share a ring this coming Saturday night!

Discussions for the two to face-off in an undisputed showdown have rambled on for as long as many of us can remember - the fight has been made, cancelled, made again and cancelled again, but, at long last, it appears as though the wait is over.

In boxing, money talks, and it's seemingly taken His Excellency, Turki Alalshikh - bank-rolled by the Saudi Arabian government - to pull his strings to make the fight happen.

But how much money are the two fighters likely to make from the upcoming undisputed showdown?

Well, last year, an agreement was struck for Fury and Usyk to settle their differences with the Morecambe man landing a lucrative 70 percent cut of the purse.

It's estimated that the current WBC and Ring Magazine title holder will pocket a gigantic £78m from the fight, with Usyk netting a cool £35m (a 30 percent cut).

Promoter Bob Arum discussed the pay for the Riyadh blockbuster, and hinted that the overall tally could even surpass that estimate.

"If you told Tyson Fury that he was set to earn $100m (£78m) for the fight, he'd not be happy. He thinks, and I think he is right, that he's going to make a lot more than that!"

Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk - Purse & prize money stipulations & Ukraine donation

Given the nature of the fight, and considering that the bout has previously been announced and then subsequently postponed, Turki Alalshikh, the Chairman of the Saudi Arabian General Entertainment Authority, has confirmed a fine system is in place if any of the pair were to pull out ahead of the 18th May date.

Speaking in the build-up to the fight, His Excellency said: "There will be a $10m (£8m) fine if someone escapes from the fight (from their own money)."

As well as the fine being in place, Alalshikh has also confirmed that replacements are already in place should either Fury or Usyk pull out of the colossal bout.

"I guarantee another big fight on the same night if there is a cancellation. I will make fans around the world know if someone is scared for this fight," he said.

"If Usyk is scared I will call for Anthony Joshua, if Tyson is scared I will call for another fighter that Usyk wants!"

Another of the conditions of the agreement was that Fury would have to donate £1m of his earnings from the fight to Ukraine amidst the country's ongoing war with Russia.

However, Fury was believed to be unwilling to get involved in politics and, as a consequence, the clause was reported to have been removed from the contract.

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