Tyson Fury v Anthony Joshua fight: Eddie Hearn claims that AJ has accepted 60/40 purse split

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
Eddie Hearn confirms AJ camp has accepted Fury’s 60:40 purse split offer with Cardiff’s Principality Stadium looking likely to host the fight

The potential boxing match between British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua moved one step closer to being confirmed on Wednesday.

Joshua has reportely accepted the 60-40 purse split but wants a different fight date to the one Fury has proposed.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

According to the Independent, Eddie Hearn claims Joshuas’s camp has accepted the offer, with the fight most likely to take place in Cardiff at the Principality Stadium.

“So, I went back this morning and said: ‘We accept 60-40, we want that reversed in a rematch, rightfully so. [Fury is] the champion here, you want the biggest split, which I think is fair, and we wanna do the fight in December’,” Hearn told told iFL TV on Wednesday.

Talks were underway to match Fury against Oleksandr Usyk, who recently outboxed Joshua, to defend the unified WBO, WBA and IBF belts.

News has since emerged that Usyk will now be unable to fight again this year, leaving Fury looking for an opponent. He wants that opponent to be Joshua.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

On 5 September Tyson Fury took to Twitter to say: “Yo Anthony Joshua, what you saying big G let’s give the fans what they want. I got the date and venue. Who will rule Britannia?”

Joshua swiftly responded to Fury, saying: “Yeah calm. I don’t do online discussions for clout, so if you’re really about it shout [my management]. I’ll be ready in December”.

Speaking to talkSport, Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren said: “The terms we are gonna put forward I think are very, very fair. Tyson is being extremely fair.”

And now, Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, son of Barry Hearn has reportedly claimed that Joshua’s camp has accepted the terms presented to them.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

It’s believed that the fight may most likely be held at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Joshua v Fury always seemed like the natural progression for both fighters, but as Fury stood tall against the likes of Deontay Wilder, Joshua’s career hit major roadblocks with defeats against Andy Ruiz JR and Usyk and has lost three out of his last five bouts.

At the recent WWE event, Clash at the Castle, held in Wales, Fury publicly called Joshua out, saying: "I think you’ve all heard that I’m going to be fighting soon within the next few months.

"I think that before I announce an opponent that I need to do this just in case.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

"Anthony Joshua, I know you’ve just lost a fight to Usyk and you’re bout-less at the moment, and I’d like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship in the next few months.

"If you’re interested I’ll send you the date over and we can rumble. A battle of Britain for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world.”

It would be quite the turnaround for Fury, who confirmed that after beating Dillian Whyte at Wembley he was going to retire, and has since reiterated that claim just over four months on from the showdown.

Comment Guidelines

National World encourages reader discussion on our stories. User feedback, insights and back-and-forth exchanges add a rich layer of context to reporting. Please review our Community Guidelines before commenting.