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Billy Joe Saunders weighs in on negotiations happening between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua

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British middleweight boxer Billy Joe Saunders, who held the middleweight championship belt between 2015 and 2018, has weighed in on the rumours swirling around the boxing world at the moment concerning a possible fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua.

Both heavyweights have been in the headlines over the last few months, as Fury made a successful return to the ring in June of last year after three years away from the sport; and AJ still being the top dog in world heavyweight boxing.

And a fight between the two has been an exciting prospect considering Fury's comeback and Joshua's unbeaten record.

It has been reported that there have been negotiations flying around between Fury's promoter Frank Warren and Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn, with AJ's team apparently offering a deal of a 60/40 in Joshua's favour for the two to fight on April 13.

The offer, however, was declined by Fury and his crew, saying the deal should at least be 50/50, and fans and pundits alike have been eager to give opinions on the negotiations, such as boxer Billy Joe Saunders, who is falling on the same side as Tyson regarding the matter.

In a tweet, he said: "Just remember the man who cracked the safe in 2015 in Germany @Tyson_Fury give all the belts freedom for all the heavyweights to play so 50/50 is fair let’s hope it happens for the fans 🔥✅"

Saunders was referring to Tyson's victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015, where Fury won the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO titles.

Whilst others have instead been saying the original 60/40 offer is fair considering AJ currently holds the aforementioned belts, and Fury currently holds none.

Although, it is seeming more likely that Tyson Fury will fight Deontay Wilder in a rematch in either May or June following their controversial draw in December, and it looks like AJ will fight either Dillian Whyte at Wembley or Jarrell Miller in New York this summer.

Whoever ends up fighting who, it will surely be an exciting affair if either Fury or Joshua are involved.  

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