Anthony Joshua Earned A Shed Load From His Win Over Klitschko

On Saturday night, in front of a packed Wembley Stadium, Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round in an epic.

The two went blow-for-blow for the first 10 rounds, with both boxers hitting the floor at one point. But in the 11th Joshua went for it. Big time!

In a true classic, one of the best the sport has seen in years, Joshua dealt Klitschko some real hits - which look even more superb (or worse, depending which side of the fence you sit on) in slow motion.

Jack, a doctor from Manchester, told LADbible that punches like that "feel like going down a dip on a rollercoaster. However, when on a rollercoaster your body almost immediately returns to normal. With a punch, it won't."

"Your body will try to find a way to comfort the pain," he continued. "Usually folding over and crouching down to try and breath air into your lungs. Put simply, it's like being winded but to the extreme, for a lengthy period of time."

The result means that AJ retains the IBF, WBA and IBO world heavyweight titles, and something that is heavyweight is his bank balance.

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AJ pocketed a healthy £15m after the win, which already guaranteed him £10m from the 50/50 purse split, and that figure could climb by 50 per cent on the back of record pay-per-view sales.

Sky Box Office were charging a health £19.95 to show the fight (even more for the pubs and clubs), and it is likely, according to promoter Eddie Hearn, that it could smash the 1.5m subscribers for the Mayweather v Hatton fight back in 2007.

From those sales, you must add the 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium (a post-war British record) paying to watch also, estimated at around £8m and then there's TV rights on top of that too. The expected total is expected to be just short of £50m.

The fight will be worth at least twice as much as the previous best at Wembley Stadium - George Groves at Wembley in 2014 raked in just over £22m.

Klitschko, who had the fight stopped, felt the full blow of Joshua's, now, multi-million-dollar-punch. AJ himself may have struggled, but for a payday like that. Boy, it was worth it.

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Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

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