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Hearn is Firm: Wilder Doesn't Deserve 50-50 For Joshua Fight!

Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, says there is no way that he intends to give WBC champion Deontay Wilder an even 50-50 split for a high stakes unification.

The contest, which is arguably the biggest fight in boxing, has been tough to nail down due to monetary reasons and network affiliations.

DAZN, a streaming service which Hearn is contractually tied to, made an attempt to sign Wilder to a multi-fight deal which includes two bouts with Joshua - worth $40 million each.

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Wilder rejected their offer - indicating that DAZN never revealed what Joshua was earning in those bouts.

Instead, Wilder will return to the ring on Showtime, when he faces mandatory challenger Dominic Breazeale on May 18th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Joshua is back in the ring on June 1, when he takes on undefeated challenger Jarrell Miller at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the bout will be carried on DAZN.

“Loyalty is everything, it’s the foundation of success,” Wilder said to The Schmo. “How can you do negotiations, a deal, if we don’t know what the other party is doing? Whatever the fight was worth, let’s say $3, and you give me $1 and he gets the rest of the pot – I’m lowering my standards. That’s not right to me. Like I said, and I’ll say it again, the only way this fight is going to happen is if it’s 50/50. I don’t care what it is."

Hearn disagrees.

"He doesn’t deserve 50/50,’ Hearn told iFL TV. "It’s up to AJ, because he may never get the fight. ‘It doesn’t sound to me like a guy who really wants to fight. Maybe he’s saying that because he knows he won’t get it."

Hearn intends to make another run at making the fight once the two champions have satisfied their upcoming fights, with wins of course.

"November is the ideal date to make that fight [Joshua vs Wilder]," Heard told Boxing Social. "He [Wilder] was talking about he wants 50/50 – you know what, let the guys get on with their fights.

"Let him fight Breazeale, I hope he wins that fight. Let AJ try and deal with Baby Miller at MSG and then we’ll try and make the fight. November, December is the date of that fight. Usyk is the mandatory for the WBO so he’ll be called as well. The undisputed fight would take priority of that and the winner would fight Usyk."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by SUBZER0ED on 04-05-2019

[QUOTE=Curt Henning;19632864]he had a hard time with fury....overall...ortiz not really...and "nearly" being out on his feet is ridiculous....he took a barrage of punches and never came actually close to going down....but you will see it any way you want....wilder never…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-04-2019

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;19637168]Wilder wont be getting 50 /50 , im afraid. Breazeale will knock him out in May and then he'll get 50 cents which is way more sense then he had before . :no:[/QUOTE] now I see how you roll why…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 04-04-2019

[QUOTE=REDEEMER;19637154]This is a lie. "It was simple, the two things were simple. How can you send a contract to anybody when you don’t have no date on there? - Nor do you have a venue up in there. He’s sending…

Comment by REDEEMER on 04-04-2019

[QUOTE=Nusky;19624415]Sorry buddy Wilder is going to get 50/50 whether you like it or not. No amount of b---hing to the media will change that.[/QUOTE] Wilder wont be getting 50 /50 , im afraid. Breazeale will knock him out in May…

Comment by REDEEMER on 04-04-2019

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19625055]Hearn turned punk when Wilder accepted their 15m offer, and Fast Eddie lost his pen..... and Joshua is starting to look like a little bltch hiding behind Hearn's petticoat[/QUOTE] This is a lie. "It was simple, the two things were…

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