AJ Differs From Hearn On 50-50 Split
Eddie Hearn conceded that a 50-50 split between his unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and the winner of February 22nd’s WBC world heavyweight title match between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury.
That idea is news to Anthony Joshua, who believes neither man deserves an even split for a fight to unify the green and gold belt with his IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles.
“What’s his [Hearn’s] reasoning?” Joshua said on IFL TV of Hearn’s claim, which the promoter said Joshua would have to sign off on. “When Andy was champion after he won the belts, there was a lot of uproar about where it should be. He was the champion, he should decide? There is that aspect of when you’re one of the driving force in the heavyweight division you do get more of a say. When I now get the belt I can shush people [about] 50/50.
“Everything takes explanation. I don’t understand why it should be [a 50/50 split]. It was the biggest upset when I got beat, it should be the biggest comeback when I came back. I want it all, I want 70 percent. I just made the biggest in the comeback that the world has seen in our boxing history. It was the biggest upset the world has seen.”
“So what they’ll have to do with my ego [the way it is], they’ll have to explain why not 70 percent? It has to make sense to me,” Joshua continued. “It’s got to be right in my head. I’m going to war. I need to know what I’m going in there for.”
Quotes Transcribed by Boxing Scene