Eddie Hearn has explained exactly how either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder can achieve a 50/50 purse split with IBF, WBO and WBA champion Anthony Joshua.
Hearn has also outlined his intention to secure Fury’s rematch against Deontay Wilder for DAZN if it should go to purse bids.
The WBC recently ordered both camps to come to an agreement by February 5 or other offers will be invited - whereby any promotion company can buy the rights to host the bout themselves.
AJ’s promoter also claimed ‘The Gypsy King’ has been offered the opportunity to fight the Watford-born champion at Wembley on April 13.
Hearn claimed the offer on the table would see Fury pocket 40 per cent of a £50 million deal.
The managing director of Matchroom Sport explained that they are not willing to offer more than a 60/40 purse split to either Fury or Wilder, though, this could change in the near future.
“Tyson Fury was made a financial offer, not a split offer, because that is what he requested,” Hearn told reporters in New York, as per talkSPORT.
“If he wants a split and he wants 60/40, that can absolutely be discussed.
“50/50’s not happening right now for this fight, you’ve got a four-belt world champion against a challenger.
“We respect Tyson Fury, we rate him as a fighter, it’s not about disrespect, it’s just about business.
“If he beats Deontay Wilder in the rematch, there’s a very good chance that he will get that fight 50/50.
“There’ll be no improved offers at the moment from 60/40 for Wilder or Fury.”
Hearn was then asked about the potential Fury-Wilder rematch and his intentions to secure the lucrative clash with DAZN – the streaming giant that the promoter signed a billion dollar 16-fight deal with in May last year.
“I’ll bid for that,” Hearn told iFL TV.
“Why don’t you let Eddie Hearn do something crazy in the purse bids? Why don’t you let DAZN do something crazy?
“How much do you think DAZN would bid for that fight? But I suspect they’ll make a deal.
“F***ing right I am going to bid, I’m gonna bit a fortune, but I doubt I’ll get there.”News Now - Sport News