According to promoter Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury asked for a 50-50 split for a fight against unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, Boxing News 24 report.
Fury reportedly wants four ‘easy’ warm-up fights and then he would be happy to take on the undefeated Joshua, if however, they are both given a 50% cut of the revenue.
Joshua, who defeated Joseph Parker on points in Cardiff last month, admitted he wanted to take on Deontay Wilder or Fury next.
However, with no fight lined up for Joshua as of yet and Fury’s comeback set for June 9th, it looks increasingly likely that Joshua will face Wilder next ahead of Fury, if a deal can be struck.
Talking to iFL TV, promoter Hearn admitted Fury’s offer.
He doesn’t want the Joshua fight, just yet. He wants four easy paydays and then maybe the Joshua fight. We spoke last Tuesday. Tyson Fury is a character. He’d call me up and he’d say, ‘right, I want to fight these geezers.’
Hearn has reportedly made an offer to Wilder’s camp, who have reportedly made a counter offer back over a potential meeting between the pair.
With plenty of heavyweight fighters all seemingly stuck in which route to go down, one thing is for sure, we haven’t heard the last of the ongoing talks between Joshua and Fury.