Eddie Hearn, promoter for IBF, WBO, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, has no difficulty with a 50-50 cut up on the fiscal conclusion of a high stakes unification with WBC champion Tyson Fury.
“I’ve at all times felt that, commercially, Anthony Joshua is on an additional planet to Tyson Fury,” Hearn told The Guardian.
“You’ve best obtained to look at AJ’s endorsement offers and the cash he makes. The purpose that Tyson Fury couldn’t fight in December is that they couldn’t generate the pay-per-view money or the American television cash that AJ can. but Tyson Fury is still an important big name and in case you don’t present him 50/50 then he ain’t going to take it. Do I think he should get 50/50? Commercially, no. but fulfillment-sensible and on contemporary performances? Yeah, I do.”
This coming Saturday evening, Joshua defends his world titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev at SSE area at Wembley.
should still Joshua win, then Hearn will move ahead with his discussions to finalize a 2021 unification pact with Fury’s promoter, suitable Rank and Frank Warren.
“Our job over the subsequent couple of weeks is to get that [unification] combat in location,” Hearn noted. “If AJ beats Pulev, we are looking to go to the governing our bodies and say: ‘Deal agreed, contracts signed and here’s the proposed date. Will you sanction it as an undisputed battle?’”
“We’ll confer with both management teams the alternatives that are out there when it comes to site costs and cash within the pot. AJ has at all times earned some huge cash and may he care less about the number in the pot than Fury? probably. however he’s no longer going to do it for half the cash since it sounds best. His crew goes to make the right decision for his career.
“however we should depend on income generated by the use of the gate and not the income generated through a tourism board or by using a government to convey an experience like that to one more nation. it will probably be a 50% pay cut to do the combat in the UK and that’s how brutal it is.”