Parker Would Get 55% of Split in Joshua Rematch, Says Higgins

WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs) has a big financial upswing if he's able to pull off the victory in a looming unification with IBF, IBO, WBA world champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs).

It was announced on Wednesday that both sides had finally reached a deal on the financial split of the revenue.

For several weeks, the two sides were stuck at a 65-35 split in Joshua's favor. Parker will now receive a percentage somewhere between 30 and 35%.


If Parker wins, the rematch would give him a favorable 55% of the revenue with Joshua receiving 45% of the take - according to the New Zealand boxer's promoter, David Higgins of Duco.

As previously reported on, Higgins hired Wladimir Klitschko's London lawyer to tailor a contract that was similar to the terms of Wladimir's bout against for his April clash with Joshua.

"I did that in the belief that the Klitschko camp will essentially have done a lot of the hard work for us," Higgins said to Stuff. "If we use that as the template, it means it will be reasonably balanced.

"[Joshua's promoter] Eddie Hearn has been a pleasure to work with ... he's smart and decisive and doesn't have an ego. If we have good points he will listen, even though we are the smaller side. We are proud of the result in terms of how far we have got for Team Parker from where this all began. At the beginning the percentage on offer to us was minuscule."

The fight, once finalized, would take place on a date in late March or early April, in a UK venue.

There are still terms that have to be worked out - like the officials.

Higgins will push for all of the officials to be neutral, and he believes there won't be any issues with Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn. But in order to push through with that request, he will need to backing of the British Boxing Board of Control.

"My strong  preference is for all-neutral, no British, no New Zealand ... they don't need to be under pressure and such huge scrutiny. I personally don't think Eddie will have a problem with that, it will be the British Boxing Board of Control, they will be key to this," Higgins said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Rubber Ducky on 12-29-2017

That was a very generous offer by Hearn to secure the fight. We all know Joshua is the draw here even if he loses, so to promise them 55% in a rematch shows how confident they are and also how…

Comment by ashadam on 12-29-2017

[QUOTE=Mike Dog;18365847]love how most people think Parker is ****. The youngest of the three champs and faced better opponents then Wilder and Joshua if you take old man Wlad out of the equation, even Wlad at 41 years old was…

Comment by Scipio2009 on 12-29-2017

[QUOTE=KnickTillDeaTh;18367791]I think you're a little confused. The article doesn't make clear whether or not the rematch is a clause or option. If it's an option then that means AJ can simply walk away, however if it's a clause it is…

Comment by KnickTillDeaTh on 12-28-2017

[QUOTE=Scipio2009;18367538]Depending on how the fight goes, Joshua vs Fury draws a bigger pot than Joshua-Parker or Joshua-Parker 2. Heck, in terms of pure money, David Haye is likely a bigger fight. After Joshua, what really is there for Parker to…

Comment by Mike Dog on 12-28-2017

Both Ruiz and dancing boy Fury are better then Whyte who I consider Joshua's toughest fight not including Wlad. Breazeale is his next best and he was just a punching bag, no movement what so ever. Parker has been fighting…

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