By: Sean Cross
World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has made it clear that he is willing to fight former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before the end of the year. “It will be ready in December,” replied Anthony Joshua. Fury took things a step further on Tuesday, splitting his earnings with the Englishman 60/40 should they meet in the ring. And now Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, weighed in IFL TV And so that Furi’s offering would be right, and Joshua himself would find acceptance.
“I took it with a grain of salt,” Hearn said of Fury’s initial reaction to calling Joshua. Still, as Joshua’s promoter, Hearn turns to Joshua and his team, all of whom indicate that Joshua is ready to go if Fury’s offer is legitimate. Now, Hearn claims, both sides have moved on to the next level. “The talks were very effective,” he said. iFl TV It was the sixty-forty offer, Tyson said. They want a reply clause and have asked for a date in early November. Although November is not accepted by Joshua’s team, both Joshua and Hearn will be fine in the upcoming fight in a few weeks.
“Especially we think he (Joshua) deserves more than forty percent, but he’s happy and I don’t make the decisions, he does,” Hearn said. So I came back this morning and we will accept 60/40. We want that to be reversed in a rematch, right… and we want to have the fight in December. And ironically, Hearn added, “In They’ve got Queensbury at Millennium Stadium on the 17th of December, so that’s perfect, that’s perfect for us. The bottom line from Hearn? “All I can tell you right now is that it’s 60/40 accepted.”
Hearn made it clear that while the 60/40 split proposed by Fury is acceptable, other issues such as broadcast rights should be addressed. Also, Fury and his team are not shown in the video to be completely sure that they are indeed serious. Still, he said, “the discussions were very productive. If the fight becomes a reality, it will be a huge event, especially in Great Britain where both men are coming from. Although Fury may be the most popular at this point, Joshua is nothing if not powerful and determined.