Eddie Hearn has set Deontay Wilder a challenge in a bid to earn a 50-50 split of the Anthony Joshua proceeds.
In response to Wilder stating he’d be looking for 60-40 if he comes through Tyson Fury on December 1, Hearn stated he wouldn’t go that high.
A similar deal to that of Joseph Parker would be on the table for Wilder. Although the American could be offered more if the Fury fight is a success.
“I saw Wilder came out and say he wants 60-40 if he beats Fury,” Hearn explained, according to The Daily Star.
“It frustrates me that people are actually thick enough to think he wants this fight when he comes out with comments like that.
“At the moment I think a split of 65-35 in AJ’s favour is fair.
“Nobody knows who Deontay Wilder is. But if his fight with Tyson Fury does a million buys plus then he can have 50-50.
“But if he does under 300,000 buys he should have taken 80-20,” he added.
It’s arguable that Wilder would deserve 40% anyway with Fury’s name of his record. Hearn won’t go that far unless Wilder can prove his pulling power.
Pay-Per-View is a dying platform in the United States since the development of DAZN and other apps like ESPN+.
Whether Wilder can push over 500,000 is up for hot debate, meaning Hearn’s 50-50 deal looks highly unlikely to be needed.
Wilder v Fury (Picture by Amanda Westcott) will be broadcast by Showtime from Los Angeles.
Wilder vs. Fury tests the raw power of Wilder against the unmatched size and mobility of Fury.
America’s only heavyweight champion since 2007, Wilder has 39 knockouts in 40 professional fights. This includes knockouts in all seven of his title defenses.
Fury is a former IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight world champion. He is undefeated in 27 professional fights and holds boxing’s coveted lineal heavyweight title.
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