Parker earns $12m

Joseph Parker earned less than $12.5 million for his fight against Anthony Joshua, boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.

Parker lost his heavyweight title unification fight against Joshua earlier this month and Hearn took to Twitter to set the record straight on how much the New Zealander picked up.

There had been reports that Parker earned $25m, for the fight at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

A separate story has said American Deontay Wilder has been offered $17m to get into the ring with Joshua, for a fight that crown one of the boxers the undisputed world heavyweight champion. In that report, it claimed Parker got a $25m payday for his fight with Joshua, which is the same as what the Brit picked up. After seeing the story, Hearn twice posted on Twitter to confirm that Parker got significantly less than that.