ANTHONY JOSHUA will earn a career best pay-day in his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr by pocketing £59million – according to his rival Jarrell Miller.
The potential purse for his Saudi Arabia showdown on December 7 would see AJ double his net worth, with Forbes already valuing the heavyweight at £43m.
3 Anthony Joshua will earn £59m in his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr, according to Jarrell MillerCredit: EPA
3 Ruiz faces AJ for a second time on December 7 in Saudi ArabiaCredit: AFP or licensors
American mouth-piece Miller, 31, was set to face Joshua, 30, before he failed multiple voluntary pre-fight drug tests allowing Ruiz to swoop in and score a 25-1 upset in New York.
And after watching Brit star AJ drop to the canvas four times on the way to a seventh round defeat in June only to double his purse in the rematch – “Big Baby” is eyeing a Middle East bout of his own.
Miller told FightHub: “Nobody has never fought in Saudi Arabia.
“Them fighting in America would have been different. I know the atmosphere would have been different. Andy was hungry [for the first fight].
“Has Andy kind of settled down the last couple of months? Is AJ more hungry now?.
“In Saudi Arabia, what can be done, and what can be tolerated?
“I don’t know. So when you hear that, and he got his a** whooped, and he’s getting $75 million.
“Listen, when I beat their a**, I’m going to Saudi too. We’ll see.”
After Miller’s doping bust in May the New Yorker was slapped with a six month suspension by the WBA and told by promoter Eddie Hearn he was no longer welcome on DAZN.
The ex-kickboxer also missed out on the chance to face Tyson Fury this summer in Las Vegas as he was without a license.
But with suspension now up Miller revealed he is closing in on a return, needing only to secure a promotional company to work with.