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Old 01-10-2020, 02:40 PM #12
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Originally Posted by Queen_Leia View Post
I actually don't think Joshua would vacate the IBF belt...because with boxing politics (Top Rank, PBC), he'll never see it again. He'll fight Pulev either by overpaying him or going to purse bid.

He has a better chance of getting the WBO belt back if he is stripped because the next two contenders are both with Matchroom.
I think he'd vacate rather than give 35%, but I also think he'd over pay to keep the belt. Just not overpay to that extent. I think $10 million is about the ceiling Pulev could possibly hope for.

We did see with Canelo's mandatory that they were willing to take a lot less than they'd make in a purse bid, but they still wanted a high figure. I see this going down the same way. Joshua cares more about belts than Canelo does, so Joshua will bend in ways Canelo wouldn't. I hope to see the titles remain unified here. I also think Arum will be reasonable as there's no guarantee Pulev would beat Kownacki. Better to take 10 against Joshua than 2-3 against Kownacki.
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