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Joshua Not Sold on Offering 50-50 Split To Wilder-Fury Winner

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is not sold on the scenario of offering a 50-50 revenue split to the winner of next month's rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and challenger Tyson Fury.

Fury will challenge Wilder on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, has mentioned in several interviews that a 50-50 deal would likely be necessary to finalize a mega-bout with the Wilder-Fury winner.

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Hearn cautioned that Joshua has to make the final decision on a 50-50 split for that type of fight.

And that's exactly what Joshua would require - a very detailed explanation on why the Wilder-Fury winner is deserving on an even 50-50 monetary split.

"What’s his [Hearn’s] reasoning?" Joshua said on IFL TV.

"When Andy was champion after he won the belts, there was a lot of uproar about where it should be. He was the champion, he should decide? There is that aspect of when you’re one of the driving force in the heavyweight division you do get more of a say. When I now get the belt I can shush people [about] 50/50.

"Everything takes explanation. I don’t understand why it should be [a 50/50 split]. It was the biggest upset when I got beat, it should be the biggest comeback when I came back. I want it all, I want 70 percent. I just made the biggest in the comeback that the world has seen in our boxing history. It was the biggest upset the world has seen.

"So what they’ll have to do with my ego [the way it is], they’ll have to explain why not 70 percent? It has to make sense to me. It’s got to be right in my head. I’m going to war. I need to know what I’m going in there for."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by MC Hammer on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=MDPopescu;20349215]... OK, he didn't make $65million... he only made $60m... or $55m... I guess, Wilder would have to fight Fury til he dies, in order to make this numbers...[/QUOTE] According to AJ he would have been lucky to make 1/3…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 01-29-2020

[QUOTE=TonyPeri;20348919]He’s getting ktfo the first real fight he has...[/QUOTE] AJ aint had a real fight yet, OK.

Comment by Michael1437 on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=Kezzer;20352372]That’s the way the mandatory system works, usually getting between 20-30%. Unfortunately for unifications it doesn’t work because of conflicting belts views on purses, logic would say if Joshua has 4 of the 5 belts we should be getting 70-75%…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 01-28-2020

[QUOTE=AdonisCreed;20350977]Do 50/50 and call it a day if they walk away from that don't even worry about the fight. They just need to wrap this up. I'd be satisfied with a new batch of HW champions at this point. Nobody…

Comment by *Makaveli* on 01-28-2020

If AJ wanted to fight Fury or Wilder he would have done it by now He's a shytebag and he knows they would both demolish him

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