Hearn Claims Fury Wants More Than A 50-50 Split For Joshua
Eddie Hearn,the promoter for WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua forses very difficult negotiations with Tyson Fury.
Last week, Fury settled an outstanding investigation by UK Anti Doping (UKAD), who claim the boxer tested positive for a banned substance in early 2015 prior to his most recent fight, a victory of Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury accepted a backdated two-year ban and now he’s in training for a comeback in 2018.
Fury is hoping to reclaim his boxing license in January when the British Boxing Board of Control meet on the matter.
“I expect the Board will give him back his license in January or February. He’s talking about fighting again in April but it will be realistically May because he has got a good six or seven stones to lose which is a lot of weight, but he’s training at the moment which is a good sign,” Hearn told Nick Parkinson.
The big issue will be the actual negotiations to set the financial split of the revenue between Fury and Joshua.
According to Hearn, Fury is not going to take a backseat to Joshua when it comes to the financial split for the two.
“There are only two reasons it doesn’t happen. The first is that Tyson Fury has lost all sense of reality for a deal for that fight with AJ. He wants a lot more than a 50-50 split, which is a joke. Second reason is that he can’t get himself into a physical condition which is good enough to fight AJ,” Hearn said.
“I’ve talked to Tyson Fury numerous times about it and I don’t know if he was having a laugh when he was saying it’s a 50-50 split or not, but we’re not in a position to talk about that fight anyway for a while.”