Reports indicate that Fury’s team have offered Joshua a 60-40 split in an attempt to get the fight made in September. This is on the back end of concerns that Fury is struggling to find an opponent.
And the presence of the Saudi promotional company, Skills Challenge Entertainment, has added a new dimension.
Their recent signing of Usyk shows that they have massive pulling power, as reports that they want a four-man heavyweight tournament in Saudi gather steam.
And this is something that Hearn feels is crucial when deciding the fate of a Fury-Joshua fight.
“I don’t have the right to say to Anthony Joshua or Tyson Fury ‘you either have the opportunity to fight at Wembley for £20 million or Saudi for £60 million,’ it’s a very short conversation.
“Ultimately, if Fury and AJ had a choice, they want to do that fight at Wembley Stadium.
“But, you’re not talking about 10 per cent or 20 per cent more [money], you’re talking about 300 per cent more – three times the money.
“And if you’re AJ, you’re thinking he has three to five fights left, maybe one, and it’s difficult to take an opportunity away from an athlete,” Hearn