Joshua Promoter: Wilder Can't Be Delusional With 50-50 Demand

According to Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs), they would love to make a deal to fight WBC champion Deontay Wilder (39-0, 38 KOs) next - if the WBC beltholder is realistic with his demands.

In a recent interview, Wilder made it known that he wasn't interested in anything less than a 50-50 revenue split to fight Joshua.

Wilder is back in action on March 3rd, when he made a voluntary defense of his title against undefeated Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz (28-0, 24 KOs) in a Showtime televised main event from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.


If Wilder wins, he would like to fight Joshua next.

Joshua has a high stakes unification scheduled, when he takes on WBO world champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) on March 31 at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. Sky Sport Box Office and Showtime are going to carry the card.

In that contest, the revenue split was also a big factor.

Joshua is receiving between 65-70% of the revenue and Parker is getting between 30-35%.

If Parker wins the fight, the monetary terms of the rematch clause would see Parker receive 55% of the split, and Joshua would get 45%.

Hearn says they would have fought Wilder right now, but it became clear to their side that reaching an agreement on the money would be close to impossible with Wilder taking a firm position on receiving a 50-50 split - which both Joshua and Hearn have stated is never going to happen.

“We were up for fighting Wilder now,” Hearn said to The Guardian.

“But it’s very easy to kill a fight. And you kill a fight by coming out with an unrealistic remark like: ‘I won’t take one percent less than 50-50 or there’s no fight.’ We look at that and say: ‘Mate go away, don’t waste our time.’ We would love Wilder to be next but he’s got delusions of grandeur.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by New England on 01-29-2018

this cannot be stated enough; asking for 50-50 and not budging from it is basically wilder and camp's way of saying they don't want the fight. wilder does not deserve 50% and he and his team know it. i don't…

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 01-29-2018

[QUOTE=Sosay;18439446]Hahahaha^ discuss what? The purse splits? Boxing fans have never argued over who should get more. Of course it's important, now "negotiate" in private and make the fight. My daughters argue over how much celebs make. I've never in my…

Comment by Sosay on 01-27-2018

[QUOTE=KillaCamNZ;18425272]Fans care about the split because they know it's the split that makes or breaks whether the fight it made. I don't particularly give a sh*t who gets how much, but I'm not going to be an ignorant tool and…

Comment by WBC WBA IBF on 01-25-2018

[QUOTE=Boksfan;18435074]WBC is the most crooked I can agree with that.[/QUOTE] they're the only belt that hasn't had a major bribery scandal. yet you feel they're the most crooked? is it possible your opinion isn't based on facts?

Comment by Boksfan on 01-25-2018

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;18434619]Guess Hearn is the fangirl then? He's the one always saying the WBC is the most important belt in boxing. Guess there are a lot of fan girls, since most people who work in boxing feel exactly the…

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