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It is safe to say that the money involved in prize-fighting has rocketed in the last decade, with Anthony Joshua set for a £66million pay-day for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr on Saturday in Saudi Arabia. 

He will be due for more if he wins and the money involved is a long way from what was on offer in Sydney 111 years ago when Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson fought over a $30,000 purse. 

Sportsmail charts the rise and rise of prize-fight purses from that 14-round brawl between Burns and Johnson to Conor McGregor's money-spinning foray into boxing to take on Floyd Mayweather in 2017.

Anthony Joshua is in line for £66m from his latest fight, showing the rise in prize-fight purses

Anthony Joshua is in line for £66m from his latest fight, showing the rise in prize-fight purses

1908 - $30,000

Tommy Burns v Jack Johnson

This fight in Sydney was the first time a black man (Johnson) fought for the world heavyweight title. The bout was stopped after 14 rounds, with Johnson declared the champion.

Tommy Burns (left) took on Jack Johnson (right) in Sydney for a prize purse totalling $30,000

Tommy Burns (left) took on Jack Johnson (right) in Sydney for a prize purse totalling $30,000

1910 - $120,000 

Jack Johnson v James J Jeffries

Former world heavyweight champion Jeffries came out of retirement to fight Johnson in Nevada. Jeffries' corner threw in the towel in the 15th round of the original 'fight of the century'.

1921 - $300,000 

Jack Dempsey v Georges Carpentier

World heavyweight champion Dempsey knocked out world light-heavyweight champion Carpentier in Jersey City. This was the first boxing match to be transmitted on the radio.

1927 - $990,000 

Gene Tunney v Jack Dempsey

Tunney retained his world heavyweight crown in a rematch with Dempsey known as the 'long count fight'. Tunney went down, the count was delayed, and he ended up emerging victorious.

1971 - $2.5m 

Joe Frazier v Muhammad Ali

The first fight of an epic trilogy between Ali and Frazier saw Ali suffer the first defeat of his professional career after 15 rounds in New York's Madison Square Garden.

1974 - $5.4m 

George Foreman v Muhammad Ali

The Rumble in the Jungle is arguably the most famous boxing match of

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