Gamal Yafai believes no heavyweight can ask for an equal split versus Joshua .

Professional boxer believes no heavyweight 'deserves 50/50 split' with Anthony Joshua

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Super bantamweight fighter Gamal Yafai believes no heavyweight deserves to ask for an even cut versus Anthony Joshua.

This following on from the fact that Tyson Fury has reportedly rejected a 60/40 split in Joshua’s favour for a fight between the two at Wembley on April 13.

Yafai, whose professional record is 16-1, tweeted: “It absolutely baffles me how any other heavyweight thinks they deserve a 50/50 split in a fight with Anthony Joshua.

“He’s basically the face of boxing and brings numbers that no heavyweight even gets close too, and he holds most of the belts. Crazy!”

With fighting fans crying out for Joshua to face either Fury or Deontay Wilder, it appears one of these ‘super fights’ is not going to happen anytime soon.

Joshua currently holds three of the four major belts in world boxing, and a win against Wilder would mean he unifies the heavyweight division.

His promoter Eddie Hearn says the American’s camp has gone quiet when it comes to the negotiations.

“Well, to say Deontay Wilder’s camps gone quiet, that’s saying it lightly,” Hearn told Sky Sports News. “Probably six unanswered emails now.

“If they wanted to fight they’d talk to me, they’re not even talking to us. We’ve made offers, we’ve made percentage splits. Everything we can do, to try and make that fight.

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“I think right now, there’s more chance of fighting Tyson Fury.”

Going back to Yafai's tweet, however, it seems like the reaction from the boxing faithful all-but sums up why negotiations are currently harder than first thought.

Some believe Joshua does deserve more of the split, whilst others believe he doesn't.

His tweet and reaction from fans can be seen below.

It's now clear why fights involving Joshua, Fury and Wilder are so hard to organise - everyone has different opinions, and that's including the promoters.

It appears Joshua will now fight either Dillian Whyte or Jarrell Miller and leave fans waiting for a super fight.

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