Higgins: We’d Give Joshua A 60-40 Split
Anthony Joshua complained on Wednesday that potential opponents, such as Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, and Joseph Parker were happy to talk up a potential fight with the British boxer, but not take the proper steps to face him.
Following Joshua’s comments, talks began on Thursday for a potential Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder matchup in 2018. Now, David Higgins, the promoter for Joseph Parker is willing to make an offer.
“… I will make an offer. I will underwrite and promote the fight anywhere in the world to give Joshua 60 percent profit,”
Higgins while speaking to Sky Sports is more than willing to provide a respectable offer to Joshua to facilitate the first undisputed heavyweight champion in nearly two decades.
“The starting point is 50-50. But as a mark of respect, we would accept a bit less. But we will not accept an insult. Why should we? We’re in talks, 100 percent. Joseph wants the fight but the deal has to be fair and reasonable. If they treat it like a regular voluntary, that devalues it. We’re not selling our belt. We are going to take Joshua’s belts, and we will be paid for our time.
“A proper undisputed world champion has not been done since Lennox Lewis, and if Joshua fought Parker it would a step [in that direction]. So it’s not a regular voluntary [defense for Joshua].”